Are you in the love or hate category when it comes to broccoli? Maybe you’re somewhere in between? I can tell you that it’s always been my least favorite veggie, but this soup may have kicked it up a bit higher on my list. You see, it’s good to keep trying foods until you acquire the taste for them. I’ve tried potatoes, mushrooms, and tomatoes so many times in my life and finally…I love them. Persistence and patience pay off, eh?
Broccoli is the star of this dish, no double about it. Other than the broccoli there are very few ingredients in this soup, which is always a plus in my book. Basically, you toss onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, and a parmesan cheese rind in the pot along with the broccoli and veggie stock, let it all merry together for a bit and then puree it all into silky smooth goodness.