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Broccoli And Peanut Butter Soup

This might sound like a strange combination, but it works really well. You can use mature broccoli heads or sprouting broccoli for this recipe – whatever you’ve got to hand.


Serves 4 as a side dish

  • 400g fresh broccoli or sprouting broccoli
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 pint milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Peel the onion and chop it roughly.

  2. Gently heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion for 5 minutes, until starting to soften.

  3. Wash the broccoli thoroughly and chop into even-sized chunks.

  4. Add the broccoli, stock cube and milk to the pan. Simmer gently for 15 minutes, until the broccoli has softened. Note: keep an eye on it so the milk doesn't boil over.

  5. Put the soup in a liquidiser with the peanut butter. Blend until smooth.

  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Time From Cupboard-To-Table

About 30 minutes

Notes & Variations on Broccoli And Peanut Butter Soup

Serve sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.


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