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    Broccoli and Leek Soup With Croutons (Low Fat)

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    Rhiannon and Matt's Note:

    This easy to make, low fat soup is suitable for vegetarians & diabetics alike and freezes well. Recipe Courtesy of Australian Good Taste magazine. After blending the soup, the recipe says to transfer it to a clean saucpan to heat through, but I don't see the point of involving any more dishes than absolutely nesessary and would just return in to the same pot. :)

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preaheat oven to 200degC. Place the bread cubes on a baking tray and spray lightly with olive oil spray. Bake, turning once, for 10 mins or until golden.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, heat a large saucepan over medium heat and spray with olive oil spray.
    3. 3
      Add the leek. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins or until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until aromatic.
    4. 4
      Add the potato and stock. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add the broccoli and simmer for 5 mins or until the broccoli is tender.
    6. 6
      Set aside to cool slightly.
    7. 7
      Place the mixture into a blender along with the parsley and basil and blend until smooth.
    8. 8
      Transfer the soup to a clean saucepan and stir over med-low heat until heated through.
    9. 9
      Ladle soup among serving bowls and top with sour cream and croutons, season with salt and pepper and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 01, 2009

      45

      I also did not make the croutons. This soup was easy and quite tastey. I made it as written, except for subbing a swirl of thick soy milk and a squeeze of lemon to my bowl in place of sour cream (I am vegan). Very good!

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    • on August 31, 2008

      45

      Very Good! I used frozen broccoli spears instead of fresh, which worked well. I also topped it with a little fresh parmesan in addition to the sour cream. I didn't make croutons, though. Soup was enough. Thanks.

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    Nutritional Facts for Broccoli and Leek Soup With Croutons (Low Fat)

    Serving Size: 1 (301 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 194.7
     
    Calories from Fat 28
    14%
    Total Fat 3.1 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 5.9 mg
    1%
    Sodium 141.9 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 37.1 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 7.5 g
    30%
    Sugars 5.0 g
    20%
    Protein 8.5 g
    17%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vegetable stock

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