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BROCCOLI SOUP

Broccoli Soup Recipe

Prep: 10; Cook: 20
Preparation - Medium
Serves 2


This delicious and satisfying soup has several variations... follow your palate!
  • 8 cups small broccoli florets (about a pound)
  • 2 cups fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 large onion chopped (optional)
  • 2 TBS olive oil or butter
  • 2 cups 2% fat milk - or 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or cheddar
OOHeavy saucepan, small saucepan, blender or food processor.

PUT broccoli and chicken broth in a saucepan.

(Optional) SAUTÉ onions in oil or butter till transparent and add to broccoli and broth.

BRING to a simmer, simmer till broccoli is soft, about 4 minutes.

PUT broccoli mixture in food processor, 1 or 2 cups at a time, process till smooth.

RETURN pureed mixture to saucepan.

ADD milk to broth and broccoli, stir till well-blended and slightly thickened.

SIMMER for 2 to 3 minutes.

ADD lemon juice, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

STIR, serve with a sprinkling of cheese on top.

*VARIATION add a dollop of sour cream instead of the cheese


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