Healthy Eats

Green Detox Soup

Serves: 8 | Serving Size: 1 Cup

Total Time: 40 min | Prep: 5 min | Cook: 35 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 leek, washed, sliced
    3 potatoes, cubed with skin on

  • 1 quart low-sodium broth (vegetarian or chicken)

  • 1 cup arugula

  • 1 cup spinach, raw

  • Black pepper to taste

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets

  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

  • 1 cup water

Directions:​

  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat in a large Dutch oven or non-stick wok. Cook until it is lightly golden, about 3 minutes.

  2. Add the leek, potatoes, broth, arugula, spinach, and seasonings and simmer over low heat, covered, for about 20 minutes.

  3. Add the broccoli and parsley; cover and simmer on low for another 15 minutes.

  4. Add a little water and a can of evaporated skim milk. Purée in the blender.

  5. Chill until ready to serve or reheat and serve in a bowl with a sprinkle of grated cheddar (or Parmesan) cheese and chopped parsley on top.

CHEF'S TIP:

Broccoli, greens, and leeks make a super soup with great flavor and an impressive array of nutrients. This soup is guaranteed to disappear quickly! 

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