Power Up: Broccoli and Cauliflower

This delicious soup recipe contains broccoli and cauliflower, which are among the world’s healthiest food choices.

Power Up: Broccoli and Cauliflower

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Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup with Blue Cheese

– Ingredients-

3 tbsp butter
1 large onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup flour
7 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, or chicken broth
1 large potato, diced small with skin on
1 bunch broccoli, stems removed and broken into small flowerets
1 head cauliflower, broken into small flowerets (will cook faster)
⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
¼ tsp pepper
⅛ tsp paprika
⅛ tsp salt (or to taste)
6 ounces crumbled blue cheese (optional)
½ cup cheddar cheese, mild, shredded (optional)
½ cup milk

– Directions –
  1. In a large soup pot melt butter over medium heat, add onions and sauté until translucent; then add garlic and sauté for a minute.
  2. Add flour and whisk briskly to form a paste. Continue to stir for two minutes; this will cook out the taste of flour. Slowly stir in enough broth to make a creamy soup consistency.
  3. Add potatoes, cauliflower and spices. The smaller the veggies, the quicker they cook. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until all veggies are very tender. Add broccoli and continue to simmer until just tender. This will keep the broccoli green.
  4. Using an immersion blender or food processor, purée to desired consistency.
  5. Return to pot over medium-low heat and stir in cheeses and milk. Stir often until cheese is melted.
  6. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot and enjoy.

 

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