Creamy Cruciferous Vegetable Soups

Broccoli Stilton and Walnut Soup.

Broccoli , Stilton and Walnut Soup

Creamy cruciferous vegetables , with a nutty bite , you might not want to leave this soup too long or it will go a kind of yellowy colour this dish takes less than 15 minutes to make . You could substitute cream for milk and up the stilton for a richer dish , but its still a bit post Christmas

Broccoli , Stilton and Walnut Soup.

400g of broccoli divided into small florets finely chop any stalks
3/4 pint / 300ml of boling water plus 1 tsp of vegetable bullion/stock powder
2 tbsp of crumbled stilton
2 tbsp of crushed walnuts ,
1/2 pint of milk
Salt and Pepper to season

  1. Place the broccoli in a pan , cover with warm water and simmer til soft
  2. Place the walnuts in a hot pan and allow to warm through
  3. Pour half the water away and add the stock powder to the remaining water
  4. Add the stilton, milk and walnuts.
  5. Puree and serve

Cauliflower and Toasted Walnut Soup

The Broccoli soup recipe works well substituting cauliflower which has a creamy texture all of its own so you won’t need the stilton , I used walnuts but toasted pine nuts would also work well .

Cauliflower and Toasted Walnut Soup
Last year I found that tahini worked really well in a cauliflower soup or for a more smokey taste a little smoked paprika , prepare cook the cauliflower as for the above soup adding a teaspoon of tahini or paprika in place of the walnuts & stilton .

Cauliflower, Tahini & Paprika Soup

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