Broccoli Soup with Goats Cheese and Walnuts

Broccoli Soup with Goats Cheese and Walnuts 

serves 2 





This week has been a busy one at the cafe. There has been a lot going on with rebranding and creating a new menu, I'm also in the process of hiring a new chef and so a lot of my time has been consumed with work. When life gets crazy busy somethings gotta give. Sometimes that's sleep, but more often than not it's my home cooking. Finding time to get in the kitchen and cook nutritionally balanced meals for Tom and I every night is something that sometimes slips. But I am learning to accept the cycles of life and right now work needs more of my attention so I get by with quick easy to throw together dishes like this broccoli soup. Honestly it takes like 5 minutes! It's actually amazing how quick it is. This time round I bought broth but I promise I will put a broth recipe up soon for those of you with some time on your hands. 
Coming into these cooler autumn months means its time to start boosting up our immune systems to fight off any colds or flu's so commonly associated with this time of year. This nutrient packed dish should certainly help ward of the winter chills and help you get through even the busiest of moments with a little healthy kick! 



1 broccoli
400ml chicken stock
1 cup of peas
1 Tbsp of pesto
2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp goats cheese
2 Tbsp hot water
1 handful of roasted walnuts to garnish (optional)
1/2 tsp chilli flakes


Bring the chicken stock to the boil over a high heat. Remove the stalks from the broccoli and chop into florets. Boil for 2 minutes before adding the peas and cooking for another minute. Watch the time carefully. If you over cook the broccoli your soup will lose its gorgeous vibrant green colour. Remove from the heat. 
Add pesto, salt, pepper and then blend until REALLY smooth using a nutri bullet or stick blender. Serve immediately. 
To garnish mix together boiling water and goats cheese until runny.  Spoon over your soup along with roasted walnuts, a sprinkle of chilli flakes (to taste) and a drizzle of olive oil.
Serve on its own or alongside a delicious loaf of good quality bread.