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Anything is good, in moderation. I cook because I love to and because I can share with those around me. I crochet for the same reason.

Do what you want to do, enjoy what you do and use it to touch those around you.

Apr 13, 2011

Broccoli and Pea Soup

This soup makes 8 servings with about 250 calories per serving.  Goes great with a side of Naan.

  1 Tbl Onion, Minced                                                3 Tbl Pesto
  2 Tbl Unsalted Butter                                               1 1/2 Cup Fontina, Shredded
  4 Cup Broccoli, Chopped                                          1/2 Tsp Salt
  2 Cup Potato, peeled and diced                                 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
  2 Cup Chicken Broth                                                1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  9 Ounce Frozen Peas                                                              

Heat butter in a large pot over medium heat, add onions and cook about 3 minutes, stirring until soft.  Add broccoli, potato, broth and 4 cups water; bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer, with cover ajar, for 20 minutes. Stir in peas and pesto;
continue cooking until broccoli is very soft, about 4 more minutes.

Pulse soup with a hand blender OR remove 1/2 of the soup in batches to a blender and blend until very smooth. Return to pot; stir in Fontina cheese, salt, pepper and cream. Can be cooled and refrigerated, covered.

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