Low Fat Creamy Leek and Artichoke Soup

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Apr. 12, 2011

THERE IS NOTHING BETTER ON A RAINING DAY TO WARM YOU UP THAN A LARGE BOWL OF CREAMY ARTICHOKE AND LEEK SOUP. THIS DELICIOUS AND EASY TO MAKE RECIPE IS VERY VERSATILE...CAN BE EATEN ALONE WITH LOTS OF GARLIC SOUR DOUGH BREAD OR GOES WELL WITH SMOKE WILD SOCKEYE SALMON OR CHICKEN. A MELLOW DELICATE SOUP WITH A LIGHT CITRUS FINISH. GIVE IT A WHIRL!

Ingredients

Butter 2 Tablespoon
Dry sherry 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , divided
Onion 1 Medium
Shallot 1
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
Leek 1 Large
Chicken stock/Vegetable stock 2 Quart
Artichokes hearts 2 Pound
Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
Sea salt To Taste
Cream 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
For garnish
Green onion 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , chopped

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Chop the veggies – leeks, onion, shallots, garlic, artichoke hearts and coarsely ground in a food processor.

MAKING

2. In a stock pot add in the butter on low heat.

3. Add in the vegetables, stock, and sherry. Stir and cover with lid. Let it simmer for 40 minutes.

4. Season with salt and blend with electric mixer. Add in the cream.

5. Add another splash of sherry and lemon juice.

SERVING

6. Garnish the Soup with green onions and serve with garlic sour dough bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 235Calories from Fat 58

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 548 mg22.83%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g12%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet