Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Broccoli and Arugula Soup

Tonight's meal featured a recipe from GOOP, Gwyneth Paltrow's website. The soup was featured as one of her detox recipes and looked pretty easy to make. 

The only changes I made to the recipe is to increase the amount of garlic, salt, and pepper (I love my seasonings). 

from GOOP:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced (I used 2)
- 1/2 yellow onion, roughly diced
- 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 tsp each coarse salt and  freshly ground pepper (I used closer to a full tsp of each)
- 3/4 cup arugula
- 1/2 lemon

heat the olive oil in a medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat.  add the garlic and onion and saute for just a minute or until fragrant.  add the broccoli and cook for 4 minutes or until bright green.  add the water, salt and pepper, bring to a boil, lower the heat and cover.  cook for 8 minutes or until the broccoli is just tender.  pour the soup into a blender and puree with the arugula until quite smooth.  be very careful when blending hot liquids; start slowly and work in batches if necessary (you don't want steam to blow the lid off).  serve the soup with a bit of fresh lemon.

garlic and onions

broccoli florets

being blended

finished soup

All in all it wasn't very hard to make and it made me feel like I was eating really healthy.  The lemon helped make this otherwise bland tasting soup mildly tasty. 

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