Broccoli Soup

Broccoli is a hardy crucifer that is rich in cancer-fighting phytochemicals and a must-eat green veg that can be enjoyed raw or cooked. We love tranforming broccoli into this healthy, satisfying, restorative soup.
Broccoli is a hardy crucifer that is rich in cancer-fighting phytochemicals and a must-eat green veg that can be enjoyed raw or cooked. We love tranforming broccoli into this healthy, satisfying, restorative soup.

Broccoli Soup

Serves 4

Ingredients:

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
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  • 2 leeks, ends trimmed, white parts and tender green parts thinly sliced (do not use tougher green parts)
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  • 4 cups vegetable broth
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  • Generous pinch of red pepper flakes
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  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets
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  • 6 cups spinach
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  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme
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  • 3 tablespoons creamy almond butter
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  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
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  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
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  • Toasted sliced almonds for garnish

Directions:

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  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add leek and cook, stirring often, until tender.
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  3. Add broth and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil. Add broccoli, cover pan, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until broccoli is just tender.
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  5. Remove from heat and stir in spinach, lemon thyme, and almond butter, stirring until spinach is wilted and almond butter is melted into soup.
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  7. Stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper.
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  9. Working in batches, puree soup in a food processor or blender. Serve immediately garnished with almonds.

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