Broccoli & Stilton Soup

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 35 mins

Serves: 4

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery, sliced
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 1l low salt or homemade chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 head broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 140g stilton, or other blue cheese, crumbled

 

Method:

1) Heat 2 tbsp rapeseed oil in a large saucepan and then add 1 finely chopped onion. Cook on a medium heat until soft. Add a splash of water if the onion starts to catch.

2) Add 1 sliced celery stick, 1 sliced leek, 1 diced medium potato and a knob of butter. Stir until melted, then cover with a lid. Allow to sweat for 5 minutes then remove the lid.

3) Pour in 1l of chicken or vegetable stock and add any chunky bits of stalk from 1 head of broccoli. Cook for 10-15 minutes until all the vegetables are soft.

4) Add the rest of the roughly chopped broccoli and cook for a further 5 minutes.

5) Carefully transfer to a blender and blitz until smooth.

6) Stir in 140g crumbled stilton, allowing a few lumps to remain. Season with black pepper and serve.

 

Recipe Credit: BBC Good Food