Artichoke Soup

  • 28/05/2007
  • Easy
  • 4 – 6
  • 45 min

You can quite easily get hungry just by reading the ingredient list for this recipe. Delicious and tasty, yet quick and easy.

Ingredients 4 – 6 

  • 40 g butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 500 g artichokes, cleaned
  • 200 g potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 teaspoons Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder
  • 1 L water
  • 100 ml cooking cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Serving:
  • 200 g almonds – roasted, chopped roughly and cooked

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Melt butter in a wider pan and then add in garlic and onion.
  2. 2.
    Gradually add in artichokes, potato, Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder and water.
  3. 3.
    Cook on mild heat, for approximately 30 minutes, or until the artichokes soften up.
  4. 4.
    Remove the vegetables from the water they were cooked in (ensure that you save the water). Then place in an electric blender, adding a few tablespoons of water. Chop the vegetables then drain so that any chunks are separated.
  5. 5.
    Return the strained mixture to the water in which the vegetables were cooked in.
  6. 6.
    Add a few more tablespoons of water, Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder, cream, lemon juice and stir.
  7. 7.
    Cook for a few minutes to combine the flavours.

Serving

Serve sprinkled with almonds.

Tip

This cream soup can also be served with dried bread cubes.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 328 / 1.371 - -
Fat g 24,96 - -
Carbohydrates g 21,60 - -
Dietary fibre g 9,47 - -
Protein g 10,24 - -
Sodium g 1,06 0 0
Vitamin A μg 398,87 10 8
Vitamin D μg 6,47 3 3
Vitamin E mg 12,40 56 56
Vitamin C mg 13,15 18 15
Potassium mg 645,44 17 17
Calcium mg 157,54 16 16
Phosphorous mg 255,77 32 32

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)