This Broccoli Soup is a family classic from my childhood. This soup has zero fuss. Just a few simple ingredients with a hint of curry powder adding an interesting complimentary flavour. It’s creamy and delicious served hot or cold depending on the season.
My family traditionally eats this soup once a year as the first course at our family Christmas dinner. As long as I can remember it was my dad and I who made this soup, sometime midday after we opened presents. Topped with a little chopped red pepper and a dollop of sour cream, it does have a festive colour!
My husband loved this Broccoli Soup from the first time he spent Christmas with us and so I copied out the recipe from my mom’s old Canadian Living Cookbook and it become a regular in our dinner lineup. I’ve long since lost that little piece of paper, so this has I’m sure evolved a bit over the years. It is definitely a bit lighter than the original as I use more stock and less cream.
We eat this Broccoli Soup year round. Enjoying it hot with a fresh loaf of bread – like this Rustic Loaf or Sour Dough – in the winter, and cold with some lighter biscuits – like this basic Cheddar Biscuits or these Apple Cheddar Scones – in in the warmer months. My kids also love it alongside grilled cheese sandwiches.