Sunday, February 17, 2013

#Dairyfree Cream of Broccoli Soup for #SundaySupper

We love soup!  Yes, not just in the winter and fall but any time of year.  It is the perfect meal.  Serve it with salad and nice loaf of crusty bread.  Do you know what I mean? Plus it is so easy to I knew just what to make for today's SundaySupper theme "Skinny SundaySupper".  The recipes are either "slimmed" down, or just by themselves not so heavy.  Our fantastic host this week is Sue the person behind Sue's Nutrition Buzz.  She is a registered dietitian by trade, and loves to educate her readers about nutritious choices.  Plus - this is so exciting - many of her recipes are dairy free and Galactosemia safe. You know that has me very excited, right?!

Now are you ready to hear more about my soup?  Yes? Maybe? Okay, so today it is Cream of Broccoli Soup.  The soup is generally packed with dairy, and/or cheese a.k.a. as "unsafe" ingredients in my house. I have however always liked cream broccoli soup from the very first time I had it after first moving to the United States. Generally it is - at least I think it is - not a "skinny" soup.  Packed with cream, butter, and sometimes cheese.  This version is creamy, delicious, yet completely dairy free.  It looks probably a little different from what you are used to, but believe me it is perfectly smooth and delicious. By the way - we love broccoli so for the soup I mainly use the stalks only and keep the florets to make my broccoli salad.  You can however, use the entire broccoli in the soup if you like it to have an even more intense broccoli flavor :)

Cream of Broccoli Soup #Dairyfree

#Dairyfree Cream of Broccoli Soup

  • Splash of olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 small leek - cleaned and all parts chopped {I use green and white parts}
  • 1-1/2 lbs broccoli - Cut off the florets and reserve. Thoroughly clean, peel/cut the thick skin off, and cut into pieces.  It should be around 6-9 broccoli stalks in total {preferred are medium size stalks not too thick as they tend to be woody} 
  • Optional: 1 carrot cleaned, and cut into small pieces
  • 1-1/2 lbs potatoes {I used red potatoes in their jackets} - cut into pieces
  • 6-8 C water
  • 1-1/2 boulion cube {be sure that it does not contain any milk derivative. I have seen some containing whey/lactose}
  • 1/2 Wildwood Plain Soy Creamer {or any other soy creamer you like - I do not recommend coconut because of the flavor}
  • 1-1/2 tsp. "Chef's Shake" {Spice Hunter}, or other of your favorite salt free seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Heat olive oil in a large stock pot
  2. Add onion with a pinch of salt; when onion is soft 
  3. Add leek, broccoli stalks, and -optional- carrot.  Sautee for a couple of minutes until they turn bright in color, 
  4. Add potatoes, and water.
  5. Bring to a slow simmer, cover and cook until potatoes are tender. When potatoes are tender you can 
  6. add optional 3/4 of broccoli florets {Note:  I used only the stalks} and cook for another few minutes until the florets are soft.
  7. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup.  We like it very smooth so I blend until all the vegetable pieces are mixed in.  Be careful not to burn yourself as the soup will "splash back" onto your hands!
  8. Stir in 1/2 C of soy creamer, salt free seasoning, pepper and adjust salt. - Add remaining broccoli florets to soup (mine were blanched ahead of time -> see recipe for the broccoli salad)
I hope you enjoy my version of Cream of Broccoli Soup!!! For a full feast of broccoli eat it with a side of broccoli salad, and crusty bread! And yes, our girlies give it thumbs up...

Do not go just yet - come see what the rest of the SundaySupper team is bringing to the table today...

Sizzling Skinny Appetizers & Soups
 Healthy Skinny Mains & Sides
Guilt Free Skinny Desserts & Snacks
Wine Pairing Recommendations for Skinny Sunday Supper by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
What a list! It shows how healthy can be delicious too. There is no need to sacrifice flavor when you eat right. What is your favorite way to incorporate good nutrition in your life?
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