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.