Broccoli zucchini and bulgar soup with peppered cheese

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I used fine bulgar to thicken this soup. At 83 calories per 100g, it is an ingredient I love to use. My favorite remains the Middle Eastern Tabouleh, I could eat it everyday.

We featured this soup on Favourite Living Show this week and here is how it is made:

1 broccoli head, chopped up
2 zucchini, chopped up
1 clove garlic, grated
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 spoon roughly chopped parsley
4 spoons fine bulgar
Salt and freshly ground pepper for seasoning
Tulbaghia petals to garnish
Flat leaf parsley, finely chopped, for garnish.
1/4 fresh local peppered cheese, grated or 50g hard peppered cheese

Place the first 5 ingredients in a pot with about 2 liters of water. Bring to a boil, simmer for 20 minutes. Turn off heat, add half of the grated cheese (gbejna) and allow to cool.
Use a hand held blender to whizz the soup until it reaches a smooth consistency.
Return to heat gently, just before it reaches boiling point, add the fine bulgar. Stir for two minutes. Cover and turn off heat. Allow to rest for 5 minutes covered. Season, garnish with Tulbaghia, flat leaf parsley and more grated cheese. Serve.

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