Creamless Broccoli SoupSubmitted by: PIGLET63
2 cups Onions, raw, chopped
1/4 cup Celery, raw diced
2 cloves Garlic
3 cups Broccoli, fresh, chopped
4 1/2 cups Water
3/4 cup Quick Oats
1 oz Lemon Juice
Cook covered on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring often.
Meanwhile, rinse the broccoli, and chop including the stem
Reserve 1 cup of florets.
When the onions are clear, add 4 cups of the water or stock and all the broccoli except for the reserved florets.
Cover and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the oats and simmer gently for about 10 minutes, stirring often, until the broccoli is tender and the soup begins to thicken.
Remove from the heat and then stir in the lemon juice, dill and pepper.
Working in batches, puree the soup (in a blender, preferably) until smooth.
Bring the remaining 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small sauce pan.
Add the reserved broccoli florets and cook, covered, until they are bright green and crisp tender, about 3-5 minutes.
Stir the florets and their cooking water into the soup.
Garnish with lemon slices and chives if desired.
2 WW pts per serving
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JOSIGIRL.