Ordinarily bland, broccoli soup gets a spicy makeover in this quick-to-make recipe. A pinch of chili powder and a dash of hot sauce add just enough heat to wake your taste buds. Serve with crusty whole-grain or gluten-free bread for a filling, fiery lunch.
Spicy Broccoli Soup
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. fresh sage, finely chopped
4 cups vegetable broth
1/3 cup gluten-free oats
2 lbs; broccoli florets
1 Tbsp. hot sauce
Pinch of organic chili powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Optional: 4 slices whole grain bread, toasted (for serving)
1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, approximately 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except for bread; mix well and cook for 20 minutes.
2. Puree soup in a food processor then transfer to four serving bowls.
3. Serve warm with whole grain bread.
Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of howClean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter andPinterest; she’d love to hear from you!