Friday, May 8, 2009

Cream of Broccoli Soup w/Mixed Greens

Yesterday in the comments Michelle (DKM) recommended that I make some soup to freeze to get rid of some of my excess greens. I thought that was a really good idea and cut some spinach and collards from the cold frame to get started.

Cream of Broccoli Soup with Mixed Greens

Serves 6

I've tried a couple different ways to make creamy soups without dairy (tofu, non-dairy milks, oatmeal) but my favorite method is by using pureed white beans.

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 large leek, cleaned well and sliced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
4 cups vegetable broth
3 cups broccoli florets
4 cup mixed dark leafy greens (try collards, spinach, kale, chard, etc)
15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained
salt to taste (depends on how much salt is in your broth and beans)
lots of freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup nutritional yeast (optional but gives it a "cheesy" flavor)

Right Before Serving:
Juice from half a lemon
2 Tbsp. white miso

Saute leeks and garlic in olive oil for five minutes, stirring occasionally, in a large pot. Add broth, broccoli and greens and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook 15 minutes or until broccoli is just tender. Add white beans and salt and pepper. Let simmer another five minutes. Using a hand blender puree soup until creamy. At this point it can be frozen.

Immediately before serving stir in lemon juice and miso.

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Anonymous said...

Note to self: Make Cream of Broccoli Soup tomorrow.

Hannah said...

This sounds so wonderful, and I even have everything on hand right now... Perhaps I'll try it myself tonight!

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