Wednesday, January 7, 2009

South Beach Diet Recipe of the Day

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Serving Size: 8 Cups
Time to Make: 50 minutes

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 pounds broccoli, stems and crowns, roughly chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
5 cups vegetable broth
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
Small blanched broccoli florets for garnish (optional)

How to Prepare:
Heat oil over medium heat in a large nonstick saucepan.
Add onion and garlic, reduce heat to low.
Cook until softened, about 7 minutes.
Add broccoli, salt, and a pinch of pepper; stir well to coat.
Add broth and lemon juice;
Bring to a simmer. partially cover and reduce heat to low
Simmer gently until broccoli is very tender, about 25 minutes.
Transfer soup to a blender and puree, in batches if necessary
Serve hot, garnished with a small broccoli floret, if desired.


  1. if i can figure out the mearsure ments of the respie i will give it a try we dont use cups as a measure mearsure here in england

  2. I love broccoli soup. I'm definitely gonna try this one. All that garlic will drive away the vampires. LOL