Creamy Low-Carb Broccoli And Leek Soup

Creamy Low-Carb Broccoli And Leek Soup

Creamy Low-Carb Broccoli And Leek Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This low-carb soup is the “little black dress” of meals. It can go anywhere and do anything. It can be a lunch or dinner, an entrée or an appetizer. And it loves, loves, loves extra accouterments, like these cheese chips!

Ingredients

Broccoli Soup

  • 1 leek
  • 300 g broccoli
  • 475 ml water
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 200 g cream cheese
  • 225 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 125 ml fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • salt

Cheese chips

  • 125 g (250 ml) cheddar cheese or edam cheese
  • ½ tsp paprika powder

Instructions

    Broccoli soup

  1. Rinse the leek thoroughly and chop finely, both the green and the white parts. Cut off the core of the broccoli and slice thinly. Divide the rest of the broccoli into smaller florets, and reserve.
  2. Place the leek and the sliced broccoli core in a pot and cover with water. Add bouillon cube. Season with salt, and bring to a boil for a few minutes on high heat until the broccoli stem is just easily pierced with a knife.
  3. Add the broccoli florets. Lower the heat and simmer for a few minutes, until the broccoli is bright green and tender. Add cream cheese, cream, freshly ground pepper, basil, and garlic.
  4. Blend with an immersion blender until desired consistency.
  5. If the soup is too thick, thin it out with water. If you’d like it to have a slightly thicker consistency, add a touch of heavy cream.
  6. Cheese chips

  7. Fit a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Grate the cheese, and place mounds by the tablespoon on the parchment. Leave 1 inch between the cheese mounds.
  8. Top each cheese mound with paprika.
  9. Bake in the oven at 400°F (200°C) until the cheese has melted, about 5-6 minutes. Enjoy with a soup or as a snack.

Notes

Tip! Add different herbs and spices to the cheese mounds for different flavor profiles. Oregano, a touch of cayenne, fresh thyme, or rosemary can all make these chips uniquely and utterly irresistible!

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 524Total Fat 49gCarbohydrates 11g

Nutritions are calculated automatically by the third party website. We do believe that all nutrition info is correct, but we do advise to do your own search.

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