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BABA'S BROCCOLI SOUP

Well folks.....she's done it!  Baba made the front page of my blog.  I'm just so darn proud of my big sis - because remember what I told you in the beginning of this journey?  If I ever say "even Baba can make this" - dead giveaway that it's EASY.  So we're driving in the car and she tells me she made this soup last week and the thing she loved about it was that it only has 5 ingredients....something she's always "all about."  After hearing the recipe, I knew I wanted to try it.  And gotta say.....it's delicious.  Tastes like cream of broccoli soup without the cream, calories or fat!

Ingredients:

4 c. fresh broccoli florets
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 onion or 1 whole shallot, diced
1 can cannellini or navy beans, drained and rinsed
4 c. chicken broth

Preparation:

1.  Heat about 2 T. olive oil in a deep skillet.  Add the garlic and onion and saute until soft, about 10 minutes or so.

2.  Add the broccoli florets, beans, and chicken broth.  Bring to a soft boil, and then simmer until the broccoli is fork tender - about 15 minutes or so.

3.  Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.  I topped it with a little non-greek yogurt and shredded cheddar.


Serves 4

Tip:  I'm thinking you could make this soup with pretty much any vegetable of your choice....try asparagus, butternut squash, or sweet potatoes!  The beans give it a rich, creamy texture.
 

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