Spicy Broccoli Soup (vegan) / Pikantna juha od brokule (veganska)

You know how when you buy a head of broccoli you always throw away a huge stem? You don’t throw it away? Then congrats, you’ve been using the broccoli correctly for the whole time! However, up until recently, I had no idea that you can actually eat the broccoli stem and that it, in fact, has an even better nutritious blueprint than the florets. This soup utilizes whole broccoli and thus produces a ton of food and very little waste. That is, of course, a huge win in my book.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 generous servings / 0.61 EUR per serving / 3.65 EUR for all)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 onion (0.10 EUR)

3 garlic cloves (0.10 EUR)

2 heads of broccoli (1.60 EUR)

6 carrots (0.60 EUR)

6 medium sized potatoes (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp smoked paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

6 cups vegetable broth (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and chop up all the veggies. Peel the outer layer of broccoli stems and dice those up as well. I wanted to keep some chunks in my soup, so I cooked broccoli florets and half of the carrots in a separate pot of salted water to al dente. You can do that too, or just keep everything in the same pot to make things easier and then when the soup is done, blend it all together.

Add the oil to a deep pot, then sauté the onion for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Add in minced garlic and stir for just a minute before adding in broccoli stems, carrots, potatoes, salt, Gochujang, tomato paste, paprika, garlic powder and black pepper. Cover everything with a veggie broth and bring to a rolling boil.

Once the soup reaches a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes with a lid cracked open until everything is cooked through. Remove from heat and pulse with an immersion blender until creamy. If you cooked part of the veggies separately, stir in those, then taste and adjust seasoning. Serve immediately.

This soup is really filling and reheats great, so it’s an awesome meal prep option for a busy work week.

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Znate kako kada kupite cijelu brokulu uvijek bacite u smeće ogromnu stabljiku? Vi ne bacate stabljiku? Onda vam čestitam, jer cijelo vrijeme koristite brokulu na pravilan način! Međutim, sve do nedavno, ja nisam uopće znala da je stabljika brokule jestiva. A stabljika ne samo da je jestiva, već ima još i veću nutritivnu vrijednost od cvjetića brokule. Za ovu juhu iskoristit ćete cijelu brokulu, pa ne samo da ćete imati jako puno juhe, već vam ostati i jako malo otpada od povrća.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 izdašnih porcija / 4,54 kn po porciji / 27,21 kn za sve)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 luk (0,75 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka (0,75 kn)

2 glavice brokule (12,00 kn)

6 mrkvi (4,50 kn)

6 srednje velikih krumpira (3,00 kn)

1 žličica soli (0.01 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (1,00 kn)

1 žličica dimljene paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

6 šalica povrtnog temeljca (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ogulite i bacite vanjski sloj sa stablike od brokule, pa nasjeckajte i stabljiku. Ja sam dio povrća u juhi ostavila cijeli, pa sam cvjetiće brokule i dio mrkve skuhala al dente u posebnom loncu u slanoj vodi. Ako želite, i vi napravite tako, ili ako želite pojednostaviti stvari, sve skuhajte u istom loncu i propasirajte cijelu juhu.

Ulje stavite u veliki lonac, pa prodinstajte luk par minuta dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte svježi češnjak, pa promiješajte i kuhajte minutu, samo da zamiriši, prije nego u lonac ubacite stabljike brokule, mrkvu, krumpir, sol, Gochujang, koncentrat rajčice, papriku, češnjak u prahu i papar. Sve zalijte povrtnim temeljcem i pustite da zavrije.

Kada juha zavrije, smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 30-tak minuta, dok povrće ne bude kuhano. Maknite juhu sa vatre i propasirajte štapnim mikserom da bude kremasto. Ako ste dio povrća skuhali posebno, sada to povrće ocijedite i umiješajte u juhu. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa odmah poslužite.

Ova je juha jako zasitna i super se podgrijava, tako da je odlična opcija za prirpemiti unaprijed za užurbani radni tjedan.

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Spicy Broccoli Soup (vegan) / Pikantna juha od brokule (veganska)

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