Roasting the broccoli and the onion allows the flavors to mellow and combine to produce a wealth of flavor.
This is further accented by the rich flavor of roasting walnuts.
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cups broccoli florets
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon lemon zest
4 tablespoons roasted walnuts
Preheat oven to broil. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute for 5 40 8 minutes, until translucent. Add broccoli and stir until well coated.
Place skillet in oven and broil for 10 minutes, stirring once. Remove from oven, cover, and let sit for 2 minutes. Combine broccoli and onion mixture with broth and lemon juice.
Puree in a blender until smooth.
Pour soup into serving bowls and garnish with lemon zest and walnuts.
By Loren Cordain , Ph. D.