“B is for Broccoli” Soup
Chef Curtis Aikens creates a delicious and vitamin rich soup!


  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons, all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, low sodium
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a heavy, medium-sized pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add broccoli, onion, carrot, salt, and pepper, and sauté until the onion is translucent--about 6 minutes.
  3. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, until the flour reaches a blond color.
  4. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer uncovered until broccoli is tender--about 15 minutes. pour in cream. with an immersion blender, purée the soup.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

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