Broccoli Soup

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Broccoli Soup
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Broccoli Soup

Did you know that the broccoli stalk is the most flavorful part of the vegetable? Most broccoli recipes you see only call for florets, leading to the stalk getting dumped in the trash. This recipe makes good use of that flavor-heavy component.

8
Servings
79
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch broccoli, florets removed and saved for garnish
  • 1/2 Spanish onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup cubed prosciutto
  • 4 Cups chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Pumpernickel breadcrumbs, for garnish
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese, for garnish

Directions

Trim the broccoli by removing the florets, trim to bite-size pieces, peel and dice stalk. Blanch for 30 seconds or until tender and place in ice water.

In a small sauté pan, cook the prosciutto in the olive oil until nicely browned and remove from pan. Leaving the olive oil in the pan, sauté the onions, garlic, salt, and the broccoli stems on low heat until tender; do not brown. Add the chicken stock and simmer for 20 minutes.

Carefully place the vegetable and chicken stock mixture into a blender or food processor and purée. Pour into a bowl and garnish with the cheese, florets, prosciutto, sour cream, and the breadcrumbs.

Broccoli Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Broccoli Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4.3%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
6g
11%
Carbs
5g
2%
Vitamin A
4µg
N/A
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.3%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.7%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
7mg
1%
Fiber
0.2g
0.7%
Folate (food)
8µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
8µg
2%
Iron
0.4mg
2.2%
Magnesium
8mg
2%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
63mg
9%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
186mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.5%
Sodium
408mg
17%
Zinc
0.4mg
2.9%