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Broccoli Spinach Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Broccoli Spinach Soup recipe? Learn how to make Broccoli Spinach Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by carryonandon

Makes 8 servings



From:p. 88 "The New Basics Cookbook." Julie Rosso & Sheila Lukins. Workman Publishing: New York. 1989.

Recipe Ingredients for Broccoli Spinach Soup

4 lbs broccoli or 2 heads of broccoli with tough stem ends trimmed away
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large onion, diced
2 leeks, well rinsed and thinly sliced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups chicken stock
2 plum tomatoes, coarsley chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf
8 ounces fresh spinach, about 1 bunch
1/4 tsp cardamom, ground
1/4 tsp nutmeg, ground
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup lemon juice

Recipe Directions for Broccoli Spinach Soup

  1. Peel the broccoli stems with a vegetable peeler. Chop the florets and thinly slice the stems. Reserve.

  2. Melt the butter in a soup kettle. Add the onion, leeks, carrot and garlic. Cook over low heat until wilted, 10 minutes.

  3. Add the stock, reserved broccoli, tomatoes and parsley. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cover. simmer for 25 minutes.

  4. While the soup is simmering, wash the spinach leaves well and remove the stems. Discard any tough leaves.

  5. Add the spnach leaves to the soup. Stir in the cardamom, nutmeg and salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute longer and remove from the heat. Allow to cool slightly.

  6. Puree the soup, in batches, in a blender or food processor. Return it to the pot and heat through. Add the lemon juice just before serving. Makes 8 servings.

Categories

First Course, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 598.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
183
Calories from Fat
67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.4g
11%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
1209mg
50%
Potassium
1079mg
31%
Total Carbohydrates
25.8g
9%
Dietary Fiber
8.0g
32%
Sugars
8.2g
Protein
9.2g
Vitamin A 125% Vitamin C 381%
Calcium 18% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sodium
  • High in sugar
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