December 27, 2007

Broccoli Mushroom Soup

In some attempt to make our meals healthier, at one point, we were on a soup and salad diet. We don't do it on an everyday basis now, but we intend to in the new year. Salads form a big part of our meals on days when we are not hardpressed for time. Soups make for easy dinners. I don't like to look at soup as an appetizer, I look at it as a meal in itself. Most dinners at my parents' place would be some vegetable soup and crackers.

I remember seeing Nupur's post on Broccoli Soup made in the microwave. I couldn't access her blog to follow the recipe, but decided to try my hand at this. I had a packet of mushrooms at hand and wanted to use the two together. Along with some flavoured crackers, this soup made a wonderful weekday dinner.

1 cup Broccoli florets
1 cup Mushrooms
1 cup Milk
1 tsp Basil
1 tsp Parsley
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Cook the broccoli and mushrooms in a covered microwave dish with a little water for 5 minutes on high. Cool a little and blend to a paste.

Heat the milk and blend in the broccoli mushroom paste. Add the salt, pepper, basil and parsley and bring to a boil. Serve with toast or crackers.

This soup is ready in less than half an hour and is capable of filling you up. This is a lifesaver on days when you get home late and still want a hearty home cooked meal. Since both these vegetables are in season, I plan to make this more often.


amna said...

i have heard so much about the goodness of broccoli. its in season? wow! nice :)

Lata said...

Hmm...sounds simple and nutritious. I am always on the look for such recipes..

Kamini said...

This looks so easy and just so right for a cold winters day... I love soups too.

Indian Food Rocks said...

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Unknown said...

I just made the soup where I'm living in South Korea. We don't use milk, so I made it with unsweetened soy milk, and it turned out good! I made it stove stop. So easy!

Unknown said...

I tried this today. It was very good. I microwaved the vegies, poured it in a blender, gradually added the milk and spices. It was very good and easy!