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    Early Summer Basil Soup

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    1 hrs 40 mins

    40 mins

    1 hrs

    Aric Ross's Note:

    A great soup for spring or early summer. Try to buy one of the large bunches of basil with a heady scent and pungent, peppery leaves.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat the butter in a large pan, add the leeks and celery, cover, and sweat for 5-10 minutes over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Remove the lid, add the stock and lemon zest and juice.
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      Remove from heat, add the basil, and blend in a blender or food processor until smooth.
    5. 5
      Chill for 1 hour.
    6. 6
      Stir in the cream and adjust the seasoning to taste.
    7. 7
      Serve chilled, with a generous swirl of cream, and garnish with basil leaves.

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    Nutritional Facts for Early Summer Basil Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (172 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 227.4
     
    Calories from Fat 156
    68%
    Total Fat 17.3 g
    26%
    Saturated Fat 10.7 g
    53%
    Cholesterol 53.7 mg
    17%
    Sodium 108.6 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 17.8 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 4.9 g
    19%
    Protein 2.4 g
    4%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vegetable stock

    fresh basil leaves

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