Tuesday, March 24, 2015

80--- Cream of Power Greens Soup

Do you purchase the giganormous bag of organic power greens from Costco (or your local big box store)? I do. It's a deal! 

But with my last purchase, my plans for them were slightly derailed due to a busy schedule, travel, etc.  So last night I used them ALL in a delicious soup.  It was a winner!!

Whew! Food wastage averted once again.

Cream of Power Greens Soup
Serves 6-7

1/2 large yellow onion
2 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
2 lb fresh greens (you may use power greens or a combo of stemmed kale, collard greens, spinach, etc)
2 oz shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup half & half
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp water

Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat.  Add onion and garlic and saute until fragrant and lightly brown, 3-4 minutes.  Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil.  Add in greens (yes they take up the entire pot), reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 7-8 minutes, or until greens are softened. 

Use an immersion blender to puree soup mixture until smooth.  Stir in cheese, half & half, and pepper and whisk well to mix.  In a small bowl, blend cornstarch and water, the add to the soup.  Return mixture to a boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.  When soup is slightly thickened it is ready to serve!

Nutrition Info per 1 1/2 cups: 152 calories, 8 g fat, 8 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 345 mg sodium

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