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Broccoli and Apple Soup

This broccoli and apple soup is easy to cook, feels warm and comforting, and also super cheap. This soup will convince you to use apples to prepare the soup.
Ingredients for broccoli and apple soup: broccoli, Fuji apples, onion, unsalted butter, salt, and pepper.

Ingredients for broccoli and apple soup: broccoli, Fuji apples, onion, unsalted butter, salt, and pepper.

I love apples and I almost always have some apples on my kitchen counter. They are super cheap, delicious as is, or when added into salad, baked into cakes, pies, or tarts, and even super lovely in a soup.

If this is your first apple soup, this broccoli and apple soup is the perfect apple soup to try. It’s easy to prepare, warm and comforting, and not to mention, super cheap. Just take a look at the ingredients and you will know what I mean. 😁

How to cook broccoli and apple soup: (1) Sauté butter and onion until onion is translucent. (2) Sauté apples. (3) Add vegetable broth and broccoli, cook until tender. (4) Puree the soup with a blender, and season with salt and pepper.

How to cook broccoli and apple soup: (1) Sauté butter and onion until onion is translucent. (2) Sauté apples. (3) Add vegetable broth and broccoli, cook until tender. (4) Puree the soup with a blender, and season with salt and pepper.

What's in this broccoli and apple soup.

This soup can be made with only broccoli, apples, unsalted butter, onion, water, salt, and pepper.

If you want a little bit of an upgrade, you can use vegetable stock instead of water. For carnivores, feel free to use chicken stock.

For an extra depth of flavor, you can add some cheese rinds, along with the juice and zest from one lemon.

I use Fuji apples in this recipe, but you can try with other apples too like McIntosh, Honeycrisp, or Gala. Generally, it is best to stick with sweet varieties for soup, so definitely not Granny Smith.

Ladle the broccoli and apple soup into individual soup bowls, serve with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan.

Ladle the broccoli and apple soup into individual soup bowls, serve with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan.

How to cook broccoli and apple soup

Start by cutting broccoli into florets and the stalk into 1-inch pieces. Next, peel, core, and dice the apples into 1-inch pieces.

In a soup pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until slightly translucent. Add apples and sauté for another 5 minutes.

Add vegetable stock and broccoli stalks. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Tips: Add the cheese rinds along with vegetable stock and broccoli stalks if using.

Add the broccoli florets into the soup and simmer for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat.

Puree the soup with a blender. If using a standard blender and not an immersion blender, return the pureed soup to the pot. Season with salt and pepper.
Tips: Add lemon zest and lemon juice along with salt and pepper if using.

Broccoli and apple soup. The perfect soup to make when you have an abundance of apples at home.

Broccoli and apple soup. The perfect soup to make when you have an abundance of apples at home.

How to serve the soup

Personally, I love the soup when they are still hot, though I think it is quite nice to serve this as a cold soup too.

I always serve the soup with a dollop of yogurt. My favorite is plain Greek yogurt. I think the tanginess from the yogurt balances the sweetness from the apple really well. For this reason alone, I would say the yogurt is not exactly optional.

If you want a more rich taste, feel free to sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese. I admit I don’t always do this, but it does bring in another dimension to the soup.

Broccoli and Apple Soup

5.0 from 5 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Total Time: 1 hour

Serves: 4-6

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb broccoli
  • 3 Fuji apples
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6 cup vegetable stock/water
  • 2-3 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • Optional ingredients
  • some cheese rinds
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • Garnish
  • yogurt
  • grated Parmesan (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut broccoli into florets and the stalk into 1-inch pieces. Peel, core, and dice the apples into 1-inch pieces.
  2. In a soup pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until slightly translucent. Add apples and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add vegetable stock and broccoli stalks. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
    Tips: Add the cheese rinds along with vegetable stock and broccoli stalks if using.
  4. Add the broccoli florets into the soup and simmer for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Puree the soup with a blender. If using a standard blender and not an immersion blender, return the pureed soup to the pot. Season with salt and pepper.
    Tips: Add lemon zest and lemon juice along with salt and pepper if using.
  6. Serve the soup hot with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan.

Comments

  • Emily Emily says:

    I've never heard of broccoli and apple soup but after reading this post, I definitely need to give it a shot. Totally pinning!

  • Nart | Cooking with Nart Nart | Cooking with Nart says:

    Looks really comforting Anita! Who would have thought apples would go well with broccoli!

  • georgie georgie says:

    what an interesting combination. it's coming up to soup season in Australia and this would be so cozy on a cold night.

  • Alice | Skinny Spatula Alice | Skinny Spatula says:

    I love the look of this soup. It's a very interesting combination, broccoli and apple, I really must try it.

  • Jenn Jenn says:

    I love broccoli soup but can honestly say I've never tried it with apple! I had all the ingredients on hand so I tried it and now I'm a fan! This soup is so fresh tasting, so amazingly flavorful it's my new favorite!

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