I’m sure you are familiar with all the recipes for dessert for one. There are thousands of them floating around Facebook and Pinterest. You know the gems. They show you how to make just enough fresh hot cake or brownie or blondie or whatever dessert for you and you alone.
I’ve been thinking about that concept lately and wondering how I could apply it to soup. So over the past few days, I’ve been experimenting with the proportion of broth and veggies needed to make just enough soup for little old me.
Now as it goes, this soup will take a little advance work. It can be made cold and heated in a microwave at work. But because you blend it to make it smooth, whatever veggies you use should be cooked. Without further ado, I present…
Creamy Soup for One
1 cup broth
1/2-3/4 cup cooked broccoli, cauliflower or Romanesco – I roasted mine
garlic, salt and pepper to taste
1-2 tbsp shredded parmesan or romano cheese
1. Put everything in the blender and blend away until it’s nice and smooth.
2. Heat and serve.
Seriously, that’s it. If you need to applaud me for decoding a soup recipe so you can make it just for you, feel free.
Before I go, a couple words.
Romanesco is a delightful fall vegetable that was featured in the very first recipe I ever posted. It looks like a cross between cauliflower and broccoli. Are you into math? Then this is the veggie for you! Apparently, there’s something called a Fibonacci number and the number of spirals on the head of the Romanesco is a naturally occurring one of these. So if you can find this in the store, before you cook it up, share some of its math wonder with your family. Mouths will drop.
And the other word. If you want to make this creamy soup for more than one person, use a quart of broth and 2-3 cups of cooked veggies and a half a cup of cheese. I leave the amount of garlic, salt and pepper to your taste.
I didn’t add any milk or cream to this. And if you’re vegan, you can obviously leave out the cheese and you will still have a delightful, creamy soup. I think this can work with potatoes too. Let me know what veggies you try with this.