Flat Belly - Creamy Broccoli Soup
From "Flat Belly Diet Cookbook", Enjoy!
- 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 lb broccoli crowns, chopped
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 Freshly ground black pepper
Cooking time 35mins
1.) Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large pot over med.-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until golden brown.
2.) Add the broth and broccoli. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes or until the broccoli is tender. Turn off the heat, add the spinach, and stir until the spinach is wilted. Transfer the mixture to a blender or leave it in the pot if using and immersion blender. Puree until smooth.
3.) Meanwhile, heat the remaining 3 tbsp oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until light brown. Set aside.
4.) Heat the soup in a pot over med-high heat just until it begins to boil. Reduce the heat to low to maintain a simmer. Add the reserved flour mixture and stir until the soup thickens.
5.) Add the salt, nutmeg, and pepper to taste.