Easy spinach and broccoli soup with Parmesan recipe

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14Ingredients
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25Minutes

As you most probably all know. I am in the need to slim down a little before Christmas. I love Christmas and I plan on to indulge in anything I would feel like eating during that time. That comes with some costs and I am paying them now. I tried to cut off few calories in my everyday meals and hopefully it will be successful for the Christmas time. I am already in the first quarter of my journey. I made up a soup of ingredients I had at home and it came out as a very pleasant well balanced soup with a nice silky taste and yet filling. You will need:

Ingredients

  • 15 liters chicken stock (I used my homemade one)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or fat from your stock)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 broccoli (chopped into pieces)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • grated nutmeg
  • black pepper
  • white pepper
  • celery salt (or you can use fresh one)
  • 2 handfuls spinach (I used frozen one)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • 50 grams grated parmesan cheese
  • cream (to decorate, optional)

Directions

  1. Heat up a medium/large pot on medium heat and fry your chopped onions on olive oil (or fat from your stock) until golden. Add 2 tablespoons of flour and stir well. Add your broccoli pieces and stir. Add your crushed/minced garlic and grated nutmeg. Stir well. Add your chicken stock (or bought stock, bullion or water) to your pot. Season with black pepper, white pepper, celery salt and stir well. After 3 minutes add 1-2 handfuls of spinach. Leave to simmer for additional 3 minutes (leave the spinach to defreeze or defreeze it in the microwave before).
  2. Now is the time to blend the soup. Use a hand blender or a food processor until you have your desired consistency. Add y our butter and Parmesan cheese now and stir it in well and allow it to melt. Your meal is ready . Enjoy. TIP: you can decorate with some cream or extra parmesan.

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