Monday, October 31, 2011

broccoli cheddar soup

OK, last soup recipe until it actually is cold in Houston!  I lightened up the traditional broccoli cheddar soup recipe by removing the heavy cream and excessive amounts of cheese.  I think you'll find this to be equally delicious and heart-healthy :) 

broccoli cheddar soup

1 broccoli head, cut into florets
1/2 red onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup greek yogurt
4 cups water
1 vegetable bouillon (can use veggie broth instead)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
3/4 cup cheddar cheese

Over medium high heat, saute onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent.  Add broccoli florets and saute for a few minutes.  Add water and vegetable bouillon, simmer for 5 minutes and add nutritional yeast.  Season with s&p and simmer covered for 10 minutes.  Then, blend with an immersion blender until just a few pieces of whole broccoli remain intact.  Stir in greek yogurt and sprinkle cheese and serve.

Serves 3 people

ps- not the greatest picture but tastes great!

1 comment:

  1. i can't wait to try this out (and the mashed cauliflower)! -pv