This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"I live on good soup, not on fine words."
-Moliere, French playwright
Soup nights are the best. In the winter, a hearty soup like this with a salad is all you need to fill up and be warm. A cool Gazpacho or fruit soup in the summer is the perfect way to chill out.
Servings: 6 | Serving size: about 12 ounces as an entree
Cooking Time: 60 Minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for about 3 - 4 days. Reheat gently. Serve with a 2 ounce whole grain or gluten-free roll and a side dish such as Waldorf Salad or Roasted Eggplant Salad or Jicama Salad or Healthy Caesar Salad or Roasted Beet and Fennel Salad or Zucchini Salad
Cut the crowns from the stems of the broccoli. Divide the crowns into small flowerets and set aside.
Using a potato peeler, peel the stems to expose the tender center. Dice the peeled stems. Place them in a stock-pot with the four cups of water on medium-high and boil until tender. This will take about 30 minutes and the water will be reduced by about half.
While the stems are boiling, steam the flowerets until they are bright green and slightly tender. After they are cool, chop finely.
After the stems are soft, puree them until smooth using a blender or stick blender.
Place the olive oil in a medium stock-pot over medium-high heat and add the onions. Reduce the heat to medium and cook slowly until soft. Add the flour and stir until well blended. Add the milk and stir. Add the pureed broccoli stems and half of the chopped broccoli flowerets and salt.
As the soup thickens, blend it again using a blender or stick blender.
Add the remaining finely chopped broccoli flowerets and stir. As the soup reheats, add the cheese in 3 batches and allow it to melt.
Heat gently on low for about 15 minutes and serve.
Serving size: 12 ounces
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 193||Calories from Fat 50|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 6g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||13%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||17%|
|Vitamin A 24%||Vitamin C 229%|
|Calcium 35%||Iron 9%|
|Vitamin K 156 mcg||Potassium 672 mg|
|Magnesium 53 mg|