1 head broccoli cut up or a bag of broccoli tops
splash of water
1 clove Garlic-chopped
11/2 cups chicken broth (vegetable good too !)
sprinkle of white pepper
Using a small soup pot add 1 inch of water just covering the bottom of pot.
Add Broccoli tops
Steam until fork tender. About 7 minutes.
Remove broccoli from pot and set aside. Discard water.
On medium heat add Olive Oil .
Add Onion and cook for 3 minutes. Add Garlic and sauté until onion is transparent.
Add Broccoli,white pepper and broth. Cook for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat.
At this point if you have an emersion blender you can use it now and blend soup until smooth. Place in refrigerator 2 hours.
If you do not have an emersion blender pour the soup into your blender and refrigerate until soup is cool. 2 hours. Then blend once soup is cool.
Serve blended chilled soup . Add a dollop of fresh whipped crème if you’d like the classic cream of broccoli soup.
I sprinkled mine with a mild blue cheese and some red peppers today instead.