South Beach Cream of Broccoli Soup

“I went on the South Beach Diet two years ago because I wanted to develop healthy eating habits. My whole family really enjoys this soup. This recipe came from The South Beach Diet Online.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut the broccoli into florets and set aside.
  2. Trim and discard the tough fibrous skin from the stems, coarsely chop and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the oil.
  4. Add leeks and celery and saute for 8 minutes, or until the leeks are soft.
  5. Add the broccoli stems and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Add the broccoli florets and simmer for 10 minutes more.
  7. Puree the mixture in a food processor or blender. Return to saucepan.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of evaporated milk with the cornstarch until smooth.
  9. Slowly add to the broccoli mixture, stirring constantly over medium heat.
  10. Stir in the remaining milk, thyme, and pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.

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