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Ingredients (serves 4)

  • Olive oil
  • 1 leek, pale section only, halved lengthways, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 large potato, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1L (4 cups) water
  • 1 salt-reduced vegetable stock cube, crumbled
  • 600g broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 75g (1/4 cup) low-fat sour cream


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil. Add the leek. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until aromatic.
  2. Add the potato, water and stock cube to the leek mixture. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the broccoli. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the broccoli is tender. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Place the broccoli mixture, parsley and basil in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer the soup to a clean saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until heated through.
  4. Ladle the soup among serving bowls. Top with sour cream and croutons. Season with pepper to serve
Page last modified by Brett on December 07, 2011, at 11:38 AM