Tanzanian Food: Broccoli Gruyere Soup with Garlic Croutons

Written by Thomson Safaris

broccoli soup recipe from thomson tanzania camps

As fall turns to winter, warm soup is a necessity to get you through the cold nights. We’ve asked the staff at Thomson Safaris’ Nyumba camps for a new recipe to share with our readers. Here’s an easy to follow, delicious soup recipe that you and your loved ones can enjoy this season.



  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 7 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Gruyère cheese, grated


  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped


  1.  Heat butter in a large saucepan. Add onions and stir over medium heat for two minutes or until onions are soft.
  2.  Add broccoli, water and bouillon cube to pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3.  Blend or process the mixture in batches until smooth, return to pan, stir in cream and reheat without boiling.
  4.  For garlic croutons: remove crust from bread and cut into 1 cm cubes. Heat butter in small frying pan. Add garlic, parsley and bread, stir over medium heat until the cubes are crisp and golden.

Serve soup sprinkled with cheese and croutons.