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Irish Colcannon Soup

The Irish really know how to blend potatoes and cabbage to make a wonderful, mild flavored, comfort-food soup. The cabbage is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family which has some major cancer fighting nutrients.

 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large onion, diced
3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon dill weed
6 cups fat-free chicken broth, divided
5 cups coarsely shredded cabbage
1/2 cup fat-free milk
salt and pepper to taste

Irish Colcannon Soup and Scones; Advances Recipe of the Month provides nutritious ideas for staying healthyIn a large soup pot, heat oil. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add potatoes and cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add thyme, white pepper, dill weed, and 4 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Cover pan and continue to boil gently for 30 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Using a hand held immersion blender, puree soup. Add cabbage. Cover pan and boil gently for 15 - 25 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Add milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

If soup is too thick, add additional chicken broth to desired consistency.

 

Serves 4

 

Nutritional Information per serving

 

Calories 125
Fat., gm. 3
Protein, gm. 5
Carbs., gm. 20
Cholesterol, mg. 0
Fiber, gm 3.5