Alex loves loves loves soup, and he always orders it at restaurants. (It’s like his thing.) So when Momfilter wrote about this delicious broccoli soup that kids also beg for, we knew we had to try it (wouldn’t it be perfect for winter lunches?)…

The Best Broccoli Soup You’ll Ever Have
Recipe by Ariel, written by Yolanda Edwards

Our friend Ariel makes the most delicious broccoli soup which our daughter inhaled (and keeps asking for). When I asked Ariel for the recipe, she said she wings it every time, depending on how much she has on hand, but here’s her very loosey-goosey recipe.

Recipe: Ariel’s Broccoli Soup

You’ll need:
1 onion
1 carrot
Olive oil
2 cups chopped potatoes
Lots of broccoli florets
Cauliflower florets (optional)
Vegetable stock
Salt, pepper, cumin
Grated parmesan or cheddar (optional)

Sauté 1 chopped onion and 1 large carrot in butter and a bit of olive oil. Add peeled potatoes that are quartered or eighthed depending on size of potato, resulting in 2 cups of chopped potatoes. Add broccoli florets and cauliflower if you like, loads of them. Add good quality vegetable stock (I like the Knorr pots). Top up with water so all ingredients are submerged. Add salt, pepper and a touch of cumin.

Simmer for 20 minutes. Puree in food processor. Serve with grated parmesan or cheddar on top.

Delicious! Thank you so much, Ariel and Yolanda.

P.S. More best recipes, including tomato soup and French vinaigrette. And the perfect winter lunch

(Photos by Rachel for Cup of Jo. Thanks to Shoko for help with this series)