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Broccoli Soup

19 Reviews
94% would make this recipe again

A mixed broccoli and vegetable soup.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 30 min
170 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

2 potatoes, chopped into 3 cm pieces 400 g
4 cups broccoli, cut into florets 500 g
2 carrots, chopped into 3 cm pieces 200 g
2 zucchini, chopped into 3 cm pieces 260 g
2 stalks celery, chopped into 3 cm pieces 140 g
2 onions, chopped into 3 cm pieces 400 g
6 cups chicken broth 1.5 L
2 tbsp butter, unsalted 28 g
2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to purée the soup.

Method

  1. Prepare the vegetables. Peel the potatoes. Coarsely chop all the vegetables except the broccoli into uniform 3 cm pieces. Cut the broccoli into florets.
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add all the vegetables except the broccoli and cook over medium heat for about 10 min with occasional stirring. Add the warm broth and cook an additional 8 min, uncovered.
  3. Add the broccoli stalks, which take longer to cook, then add the florets 2 min later. Cook, uncovered, 10 min maximum until the potatoes are cooked and fork-tender. Don't overcook the broccoli, so that the soup will maintain a nice green colour.
  4. Purée in a blender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve into bols.

Remarks

The soup keeps up to 7 days in the refrigerator or up to 4 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (450g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

170

Fat

7 g

10 %

Saturated 2.3 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

12 %

Cholesterol

10 mg

Sodium

720 mg

30 %

Carbohydrate

26 g

9 %

Fibre

5 g

18 %

Sugars

6 g

Protein

5 g

Vitamin A

58 %

Vitamin C

109 %

Calcium

7 %

Iron

8 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 4 servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Iron, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of  :
Fibre, Magnesium, Manganese
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches ½
Vegetables 2
Fats 1

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Members' Reviews

19 Reviews (19 with rating only ) 94% would make this recipe again

This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetables | Soups | High Fibre | Halal