Life on a table recipe #182 – Broccoli and feta soup

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Extract from the book Life on a Table by Antoinette de Chavonnes Vrugt

This recipe can also be made with cauliflower or any other vegetable you like.


50 g butter

1 medium onion, finely chopped

500 g broccoli, rinsed and broken into florets

1 clove garlic, crushed

60 ml cake flour

1 litre chicken stock

250 ml milk

A good pinch of ground nutmeg

250 ml cream

30 ml white wine

200 g feta cheese, diced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

50 g feta, crumbled, for garnish


Place the butter, broccoli, onion, and garlic into a saucepan and cook very gently over moderate heat for 10 minutes, stirring from time to time until the vegetables are soft but not browned at all.

Stir in the flour, then the stock and bring to the boil.

Simmer gently, partly covered, for 20 minutes or until the  broccoli is quite tender. Leave to cool for a few minutes.

Blend the mixture in a food  processor until it is completely smooth.

Return to the saucepan and add the milk and nutmeg.

Bring to the boil and simmer for another 3 minutes.

Stir in the cream and wine and season lightly with salt, bearing in mind that feta cheese is quite salty.

Add black pepper to taste and bring to boiling point just before serving.

Add the finely diced  feta cheese to the soup before ladling it into soup bowls.

Sprinkle with spring onion, crumbled feta and/or parsley.

Photo ©Hentie Burger

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