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Broccoli-Edamame Soup with Jumbo Goat Cheese Croutons

This creamy soup gets its extra richness and bright color from edamame.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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2 tsp. olive oil
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1 large onion, chopped (2 cups)
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¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
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6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
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3 cups frozen shelled edamame
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1 lb. broccoli, trimmed, stems and florets chopped
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2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
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8 ½-inch-thick slices from skinny whole-grain baguette
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4 oz. aged goat cheese, shaved

Instructions: 

1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add onion and nutmeg, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Sauté 10 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup broth, scraping bottom of pot to lift off any brown bits. Add remaining 51/2 cups broth, edamame, broccoli, and garlic. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, partially covered, 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. Arrange baguette slices on baking sheet, and bake 6 minutes, or until crunchy on both sides. Remove from oven, and arrange cheese over toasts. Return to oven, and bake 6 minutes more, or until cheese has softened.

3. Working in batches, transfer soup to blender, and blend until creamy and smooth. Return soup to pot, and warm over low heat. Ladle soup into 8 shallow soup bowls; float 1 cheese crouton in center of each bowl.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
195
Protein: 
12 g
Total Fat: 
9 g
Saturated Fat: 
4 g
Carbohydrates: 
19 g
Cholesterol: 
15 mg
Sodium: 
174 mg
Fiber: 
5 g
Sugar: 
5 g
Yield: 
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

I LOVED this recipe. Made this soup for a meat lover and he enjoyed it more that I, a veggie lover, did. It was incredibly satisfying, delicious and good for you. I did substitute lima beans for edamame for I'm very particular and careful with my soy products.

I agree this can be bland. I have made is twice. 1) Saute jalapenos with the onions. Sharpe cheddar for the cheese. 2) roasted a head of garlic with olive oil and curry (eliminate the nutmeg). The goats cheese still worked with the curry. This is a great soup. The added protein is a bonus.

I found this recipe to be incredibly bland. If your the kind of cook that likes to play around with seasonings than this is a good recipe since the broccoli/edamame blend is a great kick off point but if you want a complete and flavorful recipe than this is NOT it

I find this recipe to be very satisfying. As the other reviewer points out, it's a bit bland but do what I do and add about a tablespoon of fresh chopped thyme and a tablespoon or two of fresh lemon juice and it brightens it right up. Don't forget to adjust seasoning with salt and pepper just before the purée part of the recipe. The goat cheese croutons really help the flavor too!

I've made this several times and served it cold with feta cheese crumbles over the top. It was a huge hit at a recent family gathering where cool summer salads and sides were served potluck style.

It is really good if you add pepper and a few dashes of cayenne

Can you use a hand held emulsion blender instead of transferring to & from?

I just made this tonight .....couldnt find edamame so used Lima beans. I added 1 1/2 red hot chili pepper when I sautéed the onion also added 3 largish cloves of garlic . Instead of the goat cheese topped crouton I shredded some extra old cheddar on top!! Yummie ! served a side salad of spinach.

I just made this tonight .....couldnt find edamame so used Lima beans. I added 1 1/2 red hot chili pepper when I sautéed the onion also added 3 largish cloves of garlic . Instead of the goat cheese topped crouton I shredded some extra old cheddar on top!! Yummie ! served a side salad of spinach. Oh, forgot to say eliminated the nutmeg.

I really liked this soup. It does have a mild, but delicious flavor. I chose to not make it totally creamy though - I like a few chunks.

Delicious. My 7 year old granddaughter made a special request for this soup. It was so good she remembers it from my last visit 3 months ago!

My recipe calls for broccoli. Can I substitute edemoma and asparagus for some of the broccoli?