Thursday, November 3, 2011

Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I don't want to scare anyone anyway with the title here, but honestly there is no reason why broccoli cheddar soup should have 8000 calories in it.  My version here is just as tasty so you can have as many bowls as you like!


2 1/2 cups chopped broccoli florets and stems
1 cup chopped leeks
3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese (more if you want to add it)

1. Heat olive oil in a deep soup pot, when hot add the leeks and broccoli and stir to coat
2. Cook the veggies about 3-5 minutes then add a touch of salt
3. Pour broth to cover the veggies and let simmer for 15 minutes
4. Check if broccoli is tender, it might need a few more minutes
5. Carefully use an immersion hand blender to blend the ingredients very finely.  You could use a real blender but be careful because this stuff is hot so you need to let it cool a bit before you try that.
6. Grate the cheese and then slowly stir it into the broccoli soup and let melt
7. Serve with croutons!

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