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Herbed Broccoli Bisque

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 3 md Leeks
  • 1 Clove garlic; minced
  • 2 ts Soft margarine or butter
  • 3 c Chicken broth; divided
  • 4 c Broccoli florets; small
  • 1 lb Boiling potatoes; 3/4-inch
  • -cubes
  • 1 ts Basil
  • 1 ts Thyme
  • 1/4 ts White pepper; ground
  • 1 1/2 c 2% milk
  • 1 ts Lemon juice
  • 1/2 ts Salt


1. Clean leeks by trimming root ends and all but 1" of green tops. Peel
off and discard 1-2 layers of the tough outer leaves. Beginning at green
end, slice down about 1" into the leeks. Put in colander and wash
thoroughly under cool running water. Wash again to remove all traces of
dirt. Set aside until well drained and cut into 1/2" pieces.

2. In large heavy pot, combine leeks, garlic, margarine and 3 tbsp broth.
Cook over med, stirring frequently, for 10 mins until leeks are tender but
not browned. (Add more broth if liquid evaporates).

3. Add broccoli, potatoes, basil, thyme, pepper and remaining broth and
bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 11-14 mins, until
potatoes and broccoli are tender. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
4. Working in batches, puree the mixture in blender on low for 10 seconds.
Raise speed to high and process until completely smooth. Return to pot.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cook for 4-5 mins, do not boil.

5. Garnish servings with tiny blanched broccoli florets or leaves.

Per serving:
207 calories, 3.5g fat (15% CFF)
1.2 g sat fat, 5mg cholesterol

Contributor: "100% Pleasure" N Baggett, R. Glick

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