A fragrant and light soup, very simple and quick to make.
This soup is a favorite for the simplicity of its ingredients and of making it. It is best eaten immediately, to preserve the freshness of its taste.
2 heads broccoli
1/2 yellow onion
4 cups water
3 cloves garlic
1 1/2 once fresh basil leaves
3 Tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
Cut the broccoli in small pieces and roughly chop the half onion.
Place the olive oil in the bottom of the pot on medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions and gently cook over medium-low heat for a few minutes.
Add the broccoli, water, salt and cover.
Bring to a boil and simmer for about 8-10 minutes, with the cover on.
Meanwhile, prepare the garlic. Peel the cloves, cut in half and remove the inner stems.
Place the basil leaves and garlic in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Reserve a few of the smaller leaves for decoration.
Process until the garlic and basil form a rough paste.
Add the cooked soup and continue to process in batches.
Add the lemon juice at this time.
The soup should have a slightly rough consistency. Adjust seasoning by adding salt if needed.
Serve in bowls, decorating with lemon zests and a few basil leaves. Enjoy!