Fresh Broccoli, Cauliflower and Kale Soup (Serves 4)
1 cup onion, chopped
2 teaspoon olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups broccoli, chopped
2 cups cauliflower, chopped
2 cups kale, chopped
4 cups chicken broth, low-sodium
2 cups cheese, grated 2%
1 pound ham, low-sodium ( I use Boarshead ham)
1/2 cup Mootopia, 2%
Fresh-ground black pepper to taste
- Sauté onion in soup pot with 2 tsp olive oil, until lightly browned. Add garlic and thyme, cook for one minute.
- Add fresh broccoli, cauliflower, kale and chicken broth to pot. Cook on medium-low heat for 20 minutes. Mash with potato masher until vegetables are broken up into a potato-like consistency. (Kale will not mash up as much as the broccoli and cauliflower.)
- Melt into mixture, grated cheese. Once cheese is melted, stir in ham and milk. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Top with fresh ground black pepper and serve.
Note: For an alternative protein, add in tofu crumbles.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 389, Total fat 12g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 34mg, Sodium 163mg, Potassium 644mg, Total Carbohydrate 22g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Protein 37g