Makes 4 servings.
This soup is pure simplicity and delicious. It should be part of your repertoire of soups to make throughout the year.
1 bunch broccoli, 2 stalks, about 1 ½ pounds
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
3 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper
Chives for garnish, snipped with scissors
Cut the broccoli into small pieces, peel the stems and cut into small pieces. Rinse.
In a medium saucepan heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic and sauté over low heat until soft, a few minutes.
Add the broccoli and 2 ½ cups of broth. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover and cook until the broccoli is soft, about 20 minutes.
Puree in a Vitamix adding the reserved ½ cup of broth, as needed. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Serve garnished with snipped chives.