Broccoli Bean and Leek Soup

Added to Recipes on Wed 04/27/2011

Ingredients
Makes 10 Servings
5 cup Water
2 1/2 tsp Vegetable Base
2 cup Broccoli, bite size florets
2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
2 cup Sweet Onion, small dice
2 tsp Fresh Garlic, minced
1 cup Leeks, white part only, wash medium dice
1 1/2 cup Cannelli Beans, rinsed
1 lb Broccoli, chopped
1 tsp Salt
¼ tsp Pepper

Directions
In cook pot add 5 cups water and vegetable base, mix and bring to a simmer.  Add 2 cups broccoli florets and blanch until just tender, remove from stock, set aside and save both broccoli and stock.  

 

In another pot sauté onions on medium heat in olive oil until transparent, add garlic and with out browning stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.  Add diced leeks and sauté 4 minutes. Add saved vegetable stock, increase heat, bring to a simmer, add chopped broccoli and simmer on medium heat until broccoli is just tender. 

 

Then add cannelloni beans and simmer until beans are heated through, about two minutes.

 

Turn off heat and blend with a vertical stick blender until completely pureed. Garnish with blanched broccoli florets and serve.

Nutritional Information per serving
Calories: 80
Sodium: 360mg
Sugars: 3g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0g
Fiber: 4g
Protein: 4g
Carbohydrate: 13g

 

For more information, read dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick's blog: Could Hiding Your Veggies Help You Eat More of Them?

 

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Created at Cleveland Clinic by Jim Perko, CEC, AAC