Quick Cauliflower or Broccoli Soup

This is my new favorite low-carb, low-calorie, yet filling soup. It's still cold and snowy in the Yukon, and a hot bowl of soup with salad for lunch or dinner always hits the spot! Recipe found at Kitchen Parade's website at http://kitchenparade.com/2002/10/weight-watchers-recipes.php which is a gold mine of great recipes!


QUICK CAULIFLOWER SOUP
or QUICK BROCCOLI SOUP
Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Time-to-table: 25 minutes
Serves 4

4 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
2 dried bay leaves
1 head cauliflower OR 1 pound of broccoli crowns and stems, chopped into small pieces (or frozen cauliflower or broccoli)
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat broth to a boil in microwave.

Meanwhile, heat a large pot on medium high. Heat olive oil, then add the onion and bay leaves, stirring to coat with fat. Cook until onions begin to soften and turn gold, stirring often.

Add cauliflower or broccoli, stirring to coat with oil and onion flavor. Let cook, turning occasionally for 1 - 2 minutes. Stir in hot broth. Cover and cook for 5 – 10 minutes or until the vegetables are fully cooked. Remove the bay leaves.

Transfer a third of the hot mixture to a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth while continuing to cook the rest. Repeat with another third, then the final third.

Season to taste and serve topped with a small spoon of low-fat sour cream or croutons. Or both!

NUTRITION ESTIMATE Per Serving 96 Cal (28% from Fat); 3g Tot Fat; 13g Carb; 4g Fiber; 533mg Sodium; 0mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 1 point

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Comment by lane jaeckle santos on April 1, 2009 at 6:40pm
hmmmmmm......
Comment by elaine peterson on April 2, 2009 at 10:47am
I have been addicted to veggie soups all winter, not because it's cold here in S FL, but because they are so good and easy! My current fave substitutes leek sauted with garlic for the onion simmered in broth with asaparagas.
Comment by Maureen on April 2, 2009 at 11:59am
Mmm! Sauted leek and garlic sounds delish!
Comment by elaine peterson on April 2, 2009 at 1:24pm
Don't forget the Asparagas. I've not tried a spinach soup, yet, have you?
Comment by Qayoom on April 2, 2009 at 10:05pm
If you can forgive the person you were,

Accept the person you are, and believe

In the person you will become, you

Are headed for joy.. So celebrate your life.
Comment by Cynthia F. on April 5, 2009 at 5:26am
This sounds really good Maureen! I printed it out to try later on today after I go grocery shopping. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe.
Comment by Maureen on April 6, 2009 at 6:54am
I haven't tried a spinach soup, Elaine, but I think I'll do some experimenting in the coming weeks with different veggies :-)
Comment by Cynthia F. on April 6, 2009 at 11:58am
This recipe was a hit Maureen!

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