Broccoli Soup

Broccoli soup
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    35 mins
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Add body to low-fat soups by using potato and some low-fat or nonfat milk, then purée the soup in a blender. This low-fat broccoli soup makes a delicious and satisfying lunch.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 medium Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli, including stems, chopped
  • 2 cups low-sodium, fat-free chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk

How to Make It

Heat oil on medium heat in a soup pot or Dutch oven. Gently sauté onion and celery for 3-4 minutes, until onion is softened. Add potato and chopped broccoli, followed by the broth and milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

Allow soup to cool slightly, then transfer to a blender in 2-3 batches, and blend until smooth. Return soup to pot and heat gently until ready to serve.

Serves 6.

Per Serving: Calories 88, Calories from Fat 16. Total Fat 1.8g (sat 0.3g), Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 83mg, Carbohydrate 13g, Fiber 3.1g, Protein 4.9g