Packed with health benefits, broccoli is one of the vegetables you should be eating on a regular basis. I don't think I have to vouch for broccoli. I am sure we know a lot about this great vegetable. They don't call it a superfood for no reason.
Here I have come up with a low fat broccoli soup to nourish our body while laying off the fats.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
2 tbsps EVOO
1 medium onion chopped finely
2 garlic cloves minced
3 cups fat free veg stock
5 cups broccoli florets
1 potato, scrubbed, eyes removed and cubed small
1 cup skim milk
Salt & Pepper to season
EVOO for swirling and low fat Feta cheese crumbles for garnish and for that mmmm.... flavor
Heat a soup pot with EVOO and then add the chopped onions.
Fry the onion till it becomes translucent, not brown.
Then, add the minced garlic and again fry till translucent only.
Season with salt & pepper.
Add in the veg stock and let it come to a rapid boil.
Toss in the broccoli florets and potato cubes.
Let it cook on low heat for 5-10 mins with the pot covered.
Once the vegetables are cooked, blend the mixture till smooth and creamy.
Return to pan and add in the skim milk.
Let it boil once more and check for seasoning.
Serve hot in a soup bowl garnished with fat free feta cheese crumbles and a swirl of olive oil. Marries well with any bread dish - bruschetta / garlic bread.
Light delicious wholesome dinner.