Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Just The Vegetables - Broccoli Soup

I know…this all looks way too familiar, right?
Except this time I left out the milk, extra flour and extra butter.

 You might be wondering what the point is…

I started sampling the soup before I added the thickening ingredients…it was delicious! So why not just stop here in the middle of the recipe, and offer a super low-fat version of this soup that still tastes fantastic!

Weight watcher points are 1.3 per serving.

Just The Vegetables - Broccoli Soup               6 servings 
1 Tbsp butter or non-dairy butter substitute.
1 lg onion, chopped
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 lg celery stalk, chopped
1 Tbsp thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 chicken or vegetable flavored bouillon cube - optional for extra flavor.
3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth for plant based diets.
5 cups of broccoli, chopped

Melt the butter or non-dairy substitute in a medium sized sauce pan. Add onion, celery and minced garlic. Saute for about 3 minutes. Add thyme, salt, and pepper. Saute another minute or so.  Add chopped broccoli and broth.  Bring to a boil then let  simmer for 10-12 minutes.  Puree with a hand held blender. If you prefer a thinner soup add another cup of broth.


I love this soup, it's healthy and really satisfying.

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