Ive been making this broccoli and cauliflower soup for my wife to take to work with her through the week and she loves it (beats a calorie-laden sloppy sandwich any day). Its very healthy, very tasty and very filling. And its also very easy to make. All you need is a head of broccoli, a cauliflower, a potato, some ginger, some garlic and a litre of stock and youre away.
Makes 1 litre of soup
Half a cauliflower, broken into florets
1 head of brocolli, broken into florets
1 large floury potato, peeled and cut into chunks
Golf ball-sized piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
1 litre vegetable stock
1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
1 tsp black pepper (optional)
50 ml double cream (optional)
10 toasted hazelnuts, to garnish
1. Put all the veg and stock in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20-25 mins until the veg starts to break down.
2. Allow to cool, then pour into a food processor, or use a stick blender, and liquidise.
3. Return to the pan and season with chilli and pepper, if using. Finish with cream, if using, and top with toasted hazelnuts.