Broccoli and toasted Almond Soup

I love soups ! They are simple, fuss free and so satisfying 🙂 Give me a big bowl of soup for each meal and i shall never complain. I feel soups are a great way to nourish your body and sneak in those “healthy but sometimes undesirable” ingredients into a soulful bowl. For my family, that ingredient has been broccoli, until this soup got added to my bucket of soups.

Broccoli & toasted Almond Soup

broccoli & toasted Almond soup

  • Servings: 2
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broccoli and toasted almond soup copy Recipe

  • 4 cups broccoli florets (this is just for approximation. You can also take 1 big head of broccoli and cut them into florets)
  • 1- 1.5 ltr water
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (optional), finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • handful of almonds, toasted and grounded (toast the almonds with skins on on a dry skillet)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • Almond slivers for garnishing

Method

  1. We begin with lots of water. Bring to heat and let this boil. To this, add in some salt. Now, add in the broccoli florets and sprinkle some salt on top. Cover with a lid and let this boil for another 3-4 minutes. Shut the flame.
  2. Quickly remove the broccoli from the water. Save the water which would be used as the broth to prepare the soup.
  3. Now, before the broccoli gets cold, put the broccoli florets in a blender and add about 1-1.5 cup of water and blend till smooth. Keep aside.
  4. Now, take a saucepan and to it add the oil. Next, add in the chopped onions and garlic and saute till translucent. Add in the milk and mix well. Now, add in salt and pepper and let it come to a boil. Once the milk, comes to a boil Add in the toasted almond powder and shut the flame*.
  5. Add in the blended broccoli into the milk mixture and mix well. Adjust the salt and pepper as desired.  *Do not cook the soup once you add the broccoli into the milk mixture. Cooking the broccoli too much looses it’s color.

To serve, pour the soup into a bowl and garnish with almond slivers. You can also add in some par-boiled broccoli florets into the soup for an added crunch.

Isn’t that color simply gorgeous ! I was so delighted with the color as it made the soup so much more inviting. This soup is subtly seasoned with just salt and pepper and the while the taste of broccoli is prominent, the toasted almonds bring in a very nice touch to this soup and elevates this dish. Make it at home and i am certain you would be happy to serve this to your guests as well. This is for sure a treat for a diabetes patient 🙂 Enjoy ! Now for some benefits : Broccoli has all sorts of wonderful properties that can help you live a longer and healthier life. It is full of antioxidants, is packed with vitamins and minerals, and is full of fiber; at the same time, it has very few calories. Broccoli contains 5 grams of fiber for a 1/2-cup serving and contains only 50 calories, but it is also recommended because certain chemicals (sulphoraphane) in broccoli may help prevent damage caused to the blood vessels by diabetes. Find more about the goodness of broccoli on LIVESTRONG here. Almonds provide a healthy, low-carb mix of monounsaturated fats plus magnesium, which is believed to be instrumental in carbohydrate metabolism. When added to food with high Glycemic Index (GI), it actually helps in reducing the blood sugar post meal. Read more here Disclaimer – I am not a nutritionist or dietician. My knowledge and information is based on my research and reading from different resources. Please consult your doctor or dietician before making any changes to your diet. Check out the lovely posts by my DFT fellow bloggers !!

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13 Comments

  1. What a lovely way to include broccoli in the diet! Looks delicious and inviting too. My kids enjoy broccoli so this is a must make! thanks Prachi.

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  3. That is one hearty soup! I like the combination with almonds. 🙂

  4. Lovely green soup and great flavors

  5. Love how you’ve retained the green of the broccoli. Diabetes Thursday is an amazing concept. Keep it coming! 🙂

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  7. Wow! looks so good and beautiful!

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