Broccoli & Leek Soup

Method

  1. Remove stems from broccoli* and chop the florets. Cut leek in half, then slice into 1cm rounds. Heat a large saucepan to medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add leek and garlic and cook until soft and translucent.
  2. Add broccoli florets and toss for 3 minutes, then add the vegetable stock. Simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. Add in the peas and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Remove soup from heat and let cool slightly. Using a stick blender, blend soup until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  5. Divide soup evenly amongst bowls and top each with a dollop of cream and stir into soup. Drizzle olive oil in a circular pattern and garnish with torn fresh basil leaves. Serve immediately.

*TIP: Use the peeled and sliced stems of the broccoli in your salad or freeze for use another time.