Autumn and winter is the time of year when we favour hearty and warming soups over light summer salads. When it comes to broccoli soups, whatever recipe you’re following, using Tenderstem® broccoli can help take it to the next level.
Especially if you're working from home, a healthy, warming soup that's quick and easy to make for lunch or dinner will be perfect during the colder months.
How to Make Soup with Tenderstem® Broccoli
You can make any broccoli soup with Tenderstem® in much the same way as you would with standard broccoli. One difference may be that if you’re going to blend your soup, you should chop the stems and add them to the base, but retain the delicate florets to garnish on top. This will make all the difference if you’re serving it up to friends or family.
What about Making Broths with Tenderstem® Broccoli?
If you’re making a broth and you want to use broccoli, this is where Tenderstem® really shines. Whether it’s a traditional chicken stock broth or a Thai inspired spicy noodle broth, Tenderstem® will add a gorgeous green colour and a crunchy texture that will work perfectly in your recipe.
Can You Use Frozen Broccoli in Soups and Broths?
Yes, it’s always a good idea to have some frozen Tenderstem® stored away in your freezer. You can use it as the hero ingredient in a cream of broccoli soup, or simply use it as a great way of adding a healthy portion of vegetables into any soup or broth.
Soups are Easy to Freeze
A great benefit of cooking soups is just how easy they are to store in your freezer. It's easy to make a batch of soup and freeze a few portions to reheat anytime. If you're working from home, this can be a great way of eating healthy lunches without worrying about making something fresh everyday.
7 Delicious Tenderstem® Broccoli Recipes for Soups and Broths
Here's a selection of our favourite soups and broths recipes using Tenderstem® broccoli.
This comforting bowl of cheesy broccoli soup with Tenderstem® is a wonderful take on a classic broccoli and stilton soup. In true Tenderstem® fashion, it’s all about taking a classic recipe and adding a little twist that will upgrade it to make it even better.
This is a warming, hearty broth that is just perfect for a cold day, whether just for you, or for the whole family. A satisfying combination of pancetta, butterbeans and Tenderstem® broccoli makes this recipe filling enough for a lunch or dinner in its own right.
South East Asia is famous for its noodle soups. And the Vietnamese national dish of Phở is one of the reasons why. This fragrant, aromatic and nutritious Vietnamese soup is enhanced with tender spears of Tenderstem®.
This vegan friendly miso broth is full of punchy, oriental flavours. And with pak choi, shiitake mushrooms, tofu and Tenderstem® broccoli making up the dish, there’s so much healthy goodness packed into every bowl.
Combining Tenderstem® and Thai food makes for a real winning team. A sweet coconut broth served up with noodles, Tenderstem® broccoli and satisfying chunks of chicken, this is a truly healthy and filling broth for those colder evenings at home.
This soup’s base is made from lemongrass, ginger and chilli, which creates an exciting and vibrant flavour, both hot and sour in taste. The soup is deliciously warming, and the coconut milk provides a comforting richness.
Tucking into a lip-smacking, flavourful and spicy laksa soup is one of the best ways to warm yourself up. Tenderstem® broccoli’s rich green colour really brings this dish to life. And what’s better, you can use frozen Tenderstem® in this dish just as well as fresh.