A rich tasting soup without any cream!
2 T butter
1 small onion chopped
4 cloves garlic minced
1 T dried tarragon
1 t dried thyme
1 t dried basil
3/4 c dry white wine
1 potato peeled and chopped
2 larger sized broccoli heads cut into 1 in florets
5 cups organic chicken broth (I like Better Than Bouillon from Common Market/MOM's)
salt to taste
Heat butter over medium heat add onion and let soften over medium/low heat for 5-8 minutes. Add garlic and cook another 2-3 minutes. Add the dried herbs and stir until fragrant, 1 more minute. Increase the heat to medium/high and add wine, let wine reduce for 2 minutes. Add the potato, broccoli and chicken broth. Cover, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for 25 minutes. Puree in pan with an emulsion blender or blend in batches and return to pan to heat through.
I love to serve this over quinoa and sliced scallions for a filling meal.