Vibrant Broccoli Soup

Makes 6 servings

Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 20 min

Vibrant in colour and flavour and packed with nutrients, this soup is simple to make and a pleasure to eat. Serve with a whole grain sandwich for a nice, light meal.


large bunch broccoli
cloves garlic, minced
onion, chopped
1/4 cup long-grain white rice 50 ml
  Pinch hot pepper flakes  
3 cups reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth 750 ml
3 cups milk 750 ml
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 25 ml


Step 1
Cut broccoli stalks from tops; peel fibrous outer layer from stalks and chop coarsely. Cut tops into small florets; set florets aside separately.

Step 2
In a pot, combine chopped stalks, garlic, onion, rice, hot pepper flakes and broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover and boil gently for 10 minutes or until rice is almost tender. Add florets and cook, covered, for about 5 minutes or just until broccoli is tender.

Step 3
In a blender, in batches, or with an immersion blender, purée until smooth; return to pot, if necessary. Stir in milk; heat over medium-low heat, stirring often, just until steaming (do not boil). Stir in lemon juice and season to taste with pepper.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 serving
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 143
Fat / Lipides 2 g
Saturated / saturés 1 g
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 6 mg
Sodium / Sodium 125 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 23 g
Fiber / Fibres 3 g
Sugars / Sucres 9 g
Protein Protéines 10 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer