Broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, brussels sprouts and kale, are rich in nutrients and compounds that have the ability to lower inflammation. Known as a nutritional powerhouse, broccoli is full of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. These advantages not only benefit in managing blood sugar levels and protecting against certain cancers, but they also help support our overall heart health!
Try this delicious pureed broccoli soup today and start gaining the benefits from this versatile vegetable.
Pureed Broccoli Soup
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1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or parsley
8 cups chopped broccoli (stems and florets)
2 cups water
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup half-and-half (optional)
½ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Heat butter and oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat until the butter melts. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and thyme (or parsley); cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds.
Stir in broccoli. Add water and broth; bring to a lively simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook until very tender, about 8 minutes.
Puree the soup in batches in a blender until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Stir in half-and-half (if using), salt and pepper.
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