1 Large Head Broccoli (1 pound/450 grams), see note 1
2 cups Vegetable Broth , see note 2
1 cup Water
2 teaspoons Salt
A Pinch of Black Pepper , generous
Croutons , optional
Ready In 30 Minutes
In a large pot, heat the oil.
Add roughly chopped onion and saute for 3-4 minutes.Meanwhile wash and roughly cut broccoli and celery. Use all parts of broccoli including the stems. Throw the broccoli stems and celery in the pot.
Length: 4 minutes
Pour in vegetable broth. Season with salt.Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to low-medium, cover with lid and simmer for 10 minutes.Now add the broccoli florets to the pot and simmer for a further 10 minutes or until the broccoli has softened.Turn off the heat and puree it until smooth using a hand blender.Taste and season with black pepper and some more salt if required.
Length: 20 minutes
Serve in a bowl garnished with a handful of croutons (optional).