You should have noticed the big pile of Finnish broccoli available in the shops now. These are packed with many nutrients including protein, iron, calcium, vitamins, and minerals. This cold weather calls for a warm soup that's not only healthy but also super easy to try.
1 kilo potatoes, peeled, chopped
1 bunch broccoli, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 cups vegetable broth (optional), or water
1 cup of cooked white beans or peas (both optional)
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tablespoon fresh dill/parsley chopped (optional)
Salt, pepper, and lemon to taste
1. Place water/broth and all the rest of the ingredients in a large pot, except for the fresh dill/parsley. If using peas, they could be from fresh or frozen.
2. Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
3. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
4. Add fresh lemon juice and chopped dill/parsley on the plate when serving.
*If you want to make the soup to look creamier and smoother, put half of the soup in the blender then blend until puree and transfer it back to the pot. Combine well.
*If you have picky kids who don’t want to see the pieces of vegetables in the soup, you could blend the whole soup. Then add cooked pasta/noodles into the plate of soup. Kids usually love pasta and this is such an excellent way to encourage them to eat the whole meal.
*To make the soup attractive and more nutritious, top it with some almond-flakes/mantelilastu.