All I had been wanting was a basic soup with no bells and whistles and this one was terrific. I used a frozen bag of the Steamer broccoli, red onion, and did use a tad less basil. Also used my immersion blender and left the soup chunkier. Super easy to make, guilt free, and great tasting soup. Made and reviewed for the Football Pool 2015-2016.
New Years Resolutions are happening, and I'm trying to lose weight. Especially from all the sweets I ate over Chirstmas! I really enjoyed this broccoli soup. I reduced the olive oil, but left some because olive oil is a "good" oil, and in addition to dieting, I'm getting older and need those good oils for my eyes, skin and hair. Loved the basil!
I made this exactly as posted, except I used 2 T. of olive oil, which was plenty. I thought the amount of dried basil seemed like a lot, but it was perfect. I used fresh broccoli from the farm, which I steamed in the microwave first. It was tasty and filling and, best of all, guilt-free! Thanks for sharing.
I, too, was surprised at just how much I liked this. It really has a nice flavor even without cream or cheese. I loved the half-pureed texture. I made this as written, but only used about 1 tbsp of olive oil. (If this is a "diet" soup, why do we need 1/4 cup of oil???). Thanx for sharing.
I liked this a lot! In fact I was surprised just how much I liked it. I omitted the oil and used 2 tsp butter to saute the onion and I found out that I did not have celery, so I doubled the onion. I got to use up some fresh broccoli that needed to be used, which is always great. I forgot to add the basil but it was still really really good. I will for sure make again. A treat for a lower calorie meal.
There is a lot to like about this soup starting with it's simple but pleasant flavor. Love that it is low fat and Very healthy which makes it a great lunch and also makes the leftovers a healthy warm snack when zapped in the microwave. Made as written. Thanks for the post.