Almond Broccoli Soup

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Title: Almond Broccoli Soup
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Almonds, Soups, Starters


3/4 c Condensed chicken broth
1 tb Olive oil
1/2 c Chopped onion
2 Cloves garlic; halved
4 c Coarsely chopped broccoli
-florets and tender stems;
-(1 large bunch)
1/2 c Water
14 1/2 oz Vegetable broth
1/2 c Slivered almonds OR blanched
-and toasted *; divided
2 tb Lemon juice
1/2 tb Hot pepper sauce
Salt; to taste
1/4 c Sour cream
2 tb Sliced almonds; toasted *

Heat oil in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Saute
until onion is transparent and golden, about 10 minutes. Add broccoli,
water and broths. Bring to simmering and cook just until broccoli is
tender, about 10 minutes. Add broccoli mixture and slivered or blanched
almonds to container of blender, filling up to the 4-cup capacity mark, or
as manufacturer directs. Remove or open center of lid and begin blending at
the lowest speed. Blend until almost smooth. Return to saucepan. Bring just
to boiling over medium-low heat. Mix in lemon juice and pepper sauce.
Season with salt. Ladle into bowls and add 1 tablespoon sour cream to each.
Garnish with sliced almonds.

Servings: 4 (1-cup)

* To toast almonds, spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in 350 degree
oven and bake 5 to 10 minutes or until almonds are light brown; stir once
or twice to assure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to brown
slightly after removing from oven.

(PER CUP PORTION : 307 Calories; 24 g Fat; 6 mg Cholesterol; 767 mg Sodium;
16 g Carbohydrate; 7 g Fiber; 13 g Protein.)

See >Hanneman/Buster/MasterCook 1998/Ap

Recipe by: Almond Board of California

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by KitPATh on Apr 08,