Broccoli and Orange Soup is a taste sensation. The earthy goodness of broccoli keeps this soup well-grounded, while the tropical flavor of orange elevates it to a heavenly treat.

Broccoli and Orange Soup

Broccoli and Orange Soup
Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 servings
  • 12 ounces (350 g) broccoli, divided into stalks and small florets
  • 1 1/2 pints (900 ml) chicken stock
  • 1 ounce (25 g) unsalted butter or polyunsaturated margarine
  • 1 white onion, skinned and chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons (25 g) 1 ounce plain flour (All purpose)
  • 2/3 Cup (150 ml) 1/4 pint skimmed milk
  • rind and juice of 1 large orange, with rind cut into fine strips
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Peel the broccoli stalks if thick and roughly chop. Set aside with half the broccoli florets.
  2. Bring the stock to the boil in a saucepan. Add the remaining florets and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove and reserve. Set the stock aside.
  3. Heat the butter or margarine in a saucepan, add the onion and cook gently for 5 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  4. Gradually add the stock, stirring until thickened and smooth. Add the uncooked broccoli stalks and florets. Simmer, covered, for 25 minutes.
  5. Put the soup into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  6. Return to the pan with the milk, 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) of the orange rind, the orange juice and seasoning.
  7. Reheat the soup gently.
  8. Before serving, add the broccoli florets to the soup and reheat.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining orange rind.


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