Ok, the combination of ingredients described in the title might already sound a little weird to you. I was skeptical at first because I know usually broccoli is chopped up fine and in a thick, cheesy, creamy soup. But I just went with it because I love broccoli and I wanted some yummy soup for the crowns to soak up juice in.
This is 100% my own recipe and I found it to be sooo yummy and satisfying. This recipe is for one model-sized serving.
1/4 cup dry lentils
1/2 fresh broccoli crown, cut into bite-sized florets, the stem is usable chopped up
1 teaspoon avocado oil (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ketchup
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire
1/2 teaspoon garlic
About 1 1/2 cup water, give or take
1 teaspoon better than bouillon beef flavor
salt to taste
- In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil with lentils on medium high heat.
- Let lentils boil while taking quick shower, for 10 minutes or so, until soft, while tea kettle is also warming up for a nice cup of Earl Grey.
- Drain water using collander, or just pour out as much as possible without loosing lentils
- Put back on medium high heat, adding broccoli and oil. (I used oil thinking I was going to slightly “fry” up the broccoli and eat it that way, perhaps with some almonds, but it really wanted to be a soup. Not sure what difference the oil will make while cooking, but it will add about 40 calories and a healthy fat.)
- Stir broccoli about 2 minutes, letting the oil get soaked up, and ponder about nutritional value.
- Stir in a dash of ketchup, worcestershire, and a small portion of garlic until flavor is even throughout.
- Taste worcestershire-y broccoli-lentil combo, wondering if it’s going to turn out any good.
- Add enough water for a single serving of soup, not enough to cover tops of broccoli. Too much water and you begin to drown your ingredients and dilute the flavor. I used approximately 1 1/2 cups, give or take.
- Dissolve enough better than bouillon beef flavor in water to make a nice broth and add salt to taste, stir.
- Let simmer (actually mine was still at a decent boil, on medium high heat) until broccoli is cooked to your liking. The softer, more cooked the broccoli is, the less nutrients it contains. I left mine a little crunchy, but cooked enough to absorb nice flavor.
- Enjoy! Yum!
5 grams fat (1 gram saturated, 1 gram polyunsaturated, 4 grams monounsaturated)
234 mg potassium
3 grams sugar
7 grams protein
(Percentages below based on daily intake)
4% vitamin A
60% vitamin C
Briauna Mariah (: