Creamless Broccoli Soup

Recipe by TishT
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine in a soup pot the oil, onions, celery, garlic and salt.
  • Cook covered on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Meanwhile, rinse the broccoli, cut into 4-5 cups of florets, and peel and chop the stems to make about 2 cups.
  • Reserve 1 cup of florets.
  • When the onions are clear, add 4 cups of the water or stock and all the broccoli except for the reserved florets.
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the oats and simmer gently for about 10 minutes, stirring often, until the broccoli is tender and the soup begins to thicken.
  • Remove from the heat and then stir in the lemon juice, dill and pepper.
  • Working in batches, puree the soup (in a blender, preferably) until smooth.
  • Bring the remaining 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small sauce pan.
  • Add the reserved broccoli florets and cook, covered, until they are bright green and crisp tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir the florets and their cooking water into the soup.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and chives if desired.
  • Serve.
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