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Veggie Puree Soup


Serves: 6

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Comments

Our non veggie eating kids gobble this soup up. They can't see the big pieces of carrots, celery, leeks or garbanzo beans so they may never know what nutrition just hit them. As for me, this delicious soup is filling and also kind to my waistline. Use vegetable broth for the vegetarian version.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, fresh, chopped

3 leek(s), chopped

4 carrot(s), peeled, roughly chopped

3 stalks celery, roughly chopped

1/2 head cauliflower, chopped

4 small potato(es), red, chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste

6 cups chicken broth, reduced sodium (or vegetable broth, reduced sodium), for vegetarian version use vegetable broth

1 cup garbanzo beans, chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 tablespoon lemon(s)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper, black, ground

3 tablespoons parsley, fresh, finely chopped

1 tablespoon lemon(s), peel

Preparation

In a large sauce pan over medium heat warm the olive oil and saute the garlic and leeks until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots, celery, cauliflower and potatoes and cook until just softening, about 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste and broth, cover and simmer for about 25 minutes. Add the chick peas and heat through for about 3 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice, salt and pepper and remove the soup from the heat. In a blender or food processor, puree the soup in batches until smooth and return the soup to the pan or use a hand blender directly in the pan to blend the soup until smooth. Reheat the soup for about 2 minutes and stir in 2 tablespoons of the parsley. Serve the soup in bowls and garnish with the remaining parsley and lemon zest.

Nutrition

Per Serving About: 230 calories, 3 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 9 g protein, 44 g carbohydrates, 8 g dietary fiber, 930 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 6


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