Green and Light: Broccoli Soup & Cheesy Croutons

Serves 2

Prep: 10 min

Cook: 15 min

 

Nutrition Facts (per 1 serving):

Calories: 485

Fat (g): 32.4

Carbs (g): 33.4

Protein (g): 15.7

 

Ingredients:

1 broccoli head

2tbs of olive oil

1 onion finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

450 ml of chicken stock

3tbsp of crème fraiche

3 slices of whole-wheat bread

30g of grated parmesan

Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

 

Method:

The Croutons

  1. Preheat the oven to 220° C.
  2. Cut the bread into small cubes and place in a bowl.
  3. Drizzle over 1 tbs of olive oil and mix well together.
  4. Transfer the croutons to an ovenproof dish and place some parmesan on top of each crouton.
  5. Cook for 7 – 10 min, until golden and crispy.

 

The Soup

  1. Divide the broccoli into florets.
  2. Heat 1 tbs of olive oil in a large pan, add the onion and cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Then add the broccoli and garlic and cook for another 1 – 2 minutes.
  3. Add the stock, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the broccoli is soft.
  4. Mix the mixture in a food processor or blender to from a purée.
  5. Return the soup to the pan, add the crème fraiche and gently reheat for a couple of minutes.
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