Thursday, January 29, 2009

Detox: Broccoli and Arugula Soup

Another keeper from the detox recipe box was the broccoli arugula soup. I made a double recipe, ate it several times during the week, and there was enough for TEB to have some too. This soup freezes well so consider keeping a few containers on-hand for those tired, long days.

Broccoli and Arugula Soup
from GOOP Detox

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow onion, roughly diced
1 head broccoli, cut into small florets (about 2/3 pound)

2 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon each coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup arugula
1/2 lemon

Warm the olive oil in a medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat and then add the garlic and onion. Sauté until soft and fragrant. Add the broccoli and cook for four minutes or until bright green. Add the water, salt and pepper, bring to a boil, lower the heat and cover. Simmer until broccoli can be easily pierced with a fork.

Uncover and remove from heat to cool until just warm. Puree with the arugula until quite smooth. I used a blender and had to mix in batches. This actually took longer than cooking the soup and at one point there were florescent green drops of soup all over the white walls - be careful!

photo credit: Cream-o-Broccoli Soup! by No Whey, Jose!

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