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Broccoli Rabe Soup

If you love the distinct taste of rapini, you're going to love this Broccoli Rabe Soup! This vegetarian soup has a creamy, silky texture & it's dairy free.
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword broccoli rabe, cream of rapini soup, vegetarian soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 128kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe previously boiled and drained
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • chili flakes to taste
  • 2 cups vegetable broth homemade or commercial
  • 1 potato grated
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 tablespoons milk optional

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and cook for about 5-7 minutes until softened and translucent.
  • Add the minced garlic and stir for one minute or so.
  • Add the previously boiled and drained broccoli rabe and stir fry for a few minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper and chili flakes. 
  • Add the vegetable broth, grated potato and bay leaf. Simmer for 12-15 minutes. 
  • Remove the pot from the  heat and remove bay leaf.  With the help of an immersion blender, puree the soup.
  • Re-heat the soup and taste. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Serve soup and garnish with yogurt, milk or a drizzle of olive oil.

Notes

  • The grated potato is essential in order to give this Broccoli Rabe Soup a creamy texture.
  • Garnishing can include olive oil, yogurt or milk. For a little more decadence, cream can be used in moderation.
  • This soup is great served with Italian crusty bread.
  • Frozen or fresh Broccoli Rabe can be used.
  • To transform this bowl of soup into a meal, add some protein in the form of lentils, chick peas or borlotti beans.

 

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1505IU | Vitamin C: 20.2mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg