Broccoli, Bacon and Pine Nut Soup

Broccoli, Bacon and Pine Nut Soup

  • Preparation time

    15 mins
  • Cook time

    25 mins
  • Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Olive oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Rashers Signature Range streaky bacon, chopped - 2
  • Onion, peeled and chopped - 1
  • Cloves garlic, peeled and crushed - 2
  • Broccoli, trimmed and cut into florets - 2
  • Oxo chicken stock - 4 cups
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Homebrand cream - 1/2 cup
  • Parmesan, finely grated - 1/4 cup
  • Pine nuts, toasted - 1/4 cup
  • Sour cream - 60 g
  • Parsley, chopped - 2 Tbsp
  • Baguette sliced into 8 pieces, grilled - 1

Method

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add bacon, onion and garlic and cook for 4-5 minutes or until brown.

  2. Add broccoli and stock to the saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Purée the mixture in a food processor until smooth. Stir in cream and parmesan.

  4. Ladle soup in bowls and sprinkle over pine nuts. Garnish soup with a dollop of sour cream and parsley. Serve with sliced baguette.

This recipe was sent in by Bronwyn Byrne, Courtesy of Food Magazine.