Broccoli Soup with Leeks and Thyme

Now that the wonderful burst of Spring that the Midwest saw last week is over, let’s talk soup. Broccoli soup that is.

I have to admit that upon reading this recipe I didn’t think “Man, I need to go out and buy some broccoli to try this soup.” I mean who gets excited about pureed broccoli soup anyway?

My thought process was more like, “I have leeks and thyme that I need to use. What can I make?”

Fortunately, it did not disappoint, especially with a fresh loaf of crusty French bread.

Adapted from Bon Apetit.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp butter (I used yogurt butter.)
  • 3 cups chopped leeks (white and pale parts only, about 3 leeks)
  • 6 tsp chopped fresh thyme, divided
  • 1.5 lbs broccoli crowns, chopped
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth

Directions:

  • Melt butter in large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add leeks and 4 tsp thyme, then sauté until the leeks are almost soft, about 8 minutes.
  • Transfer 1/2 cup leeks to small bowl; reserve.
  • Add broccoli and 4 cups broth to pot; bring to boil.
  • Cover; boil until vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Puree soup in blender until smooth.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with chopped thyme and reserved leeks.

Servings ~ 4
Calories ~ 110, Fat ~ 2 g, Carbohydrates ~ 19 g, Protein ~ 7 g

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10 comments
  1. That looks amazing! I rarely buy leeks, but whenever I get a chance when we are out to eat, will always order leek soup if it is available. Might have to pick some up soon.

  2. Jacki said:

    That looks delicious! Mmmmm broccoli. I think I’ll be trying this soup next week!

  3. shelby said:

    I’ve been meaning to make your french bread for a while – thanks for the reminder!

  4. KrisB said:

    Sounds great to me! I hope we have another round of soup weather before winter is officially over here. It doesn’t look like it though.

    • Brit said:

      We are getting our latest round of soup weather for sure! It is snowing sideways here right now!

  5. Lisa said:

    Almost all soup can be fab with a loaf of crusty bread. I actually love brocoli – so this looks pretty tasty!

  6. Ritter said:

    Looks delish!! I love broccoli so I’m going to have to try this recipe out 🙂

  7. Brit said:

    A lot of broccoli lovers here! It is funny how for many people some kind of switch flips between childhood and adulthood where suddenly broccoli eating is a good thing. 🙂

    Maybe I was the only kid that wasn’t a huge broccoli fan. I liked the “hair” but not the stalk.

  8. Bree said:

    I love pureed soups. I could probably eat all my veggies in baby food form and be happy 🙂 I have been meaning to try something with leeks, too!

    • Brit said:

      I like pureed soups, but my “thing” lately is cooking veggies into omelettes.

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