Broccoli Pesto Soup

Easy Broccoli Pesto Soup

broccoli pesto soup

Broccoli pesto soup; Pesto made this soup taste delish…

Those who follow my blog might know by now that I’m a true pesto freak. I can literally have it everyday, the aroma and the flavor of basil pesto is such a delight. I spread my pizza dough with pesto, combine pasta with it, stir fry chicken in pesto, I’ve done so many things with it. However, this was the first time I’d added pesto to my soup. I should have done this long before, pesto made this broccoli soup taste so much better.

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broccoli-pesto soup

Recipe for making Basil Pesto

Broccoli Pesto Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4 bowls
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Onion, chopped- 2
  • Broccoli, florets- 1 small broccoli
  • Chicken stock, low-sodium- 3½ cups
  • Basil Pesto- 3 tbsp (homemade or store bought)
  • Ground pepper- ¾ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Paprika- to sprinkle over the soup
  1. Place a soup pot over medium heat, add oil.
  2. Add onion, saute till translucent.
  3. Add broccoli florets, season with ground pepper and salt.
  4. Add chicken stock, cover and cook till broccoli turns tender.
  5. Add basil pesto, combine well and cook for a few minutes.
  6. You could puree the mixture in a blender or using a hand blender.
  7. Puree till the mixture turns smooth.
  8. Heat the pureed mixture for a minute.
  9. Taste and add more salt or ground pepper if needed.
  10. Pour into soup bowls, sprinkle paprika over the soup and serve warm.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...