Lemon Broccoli Soup with Parmesan

This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission.

Sometimes only soup will do. This recipe is perfect alongside a salad, as a wintry-inspired side to a meaty main, or best yet, solo on a cozy night. Filling, hearty … but not heavy. It comes together with little prep in about an hour, less if you opt out of adding the rind. Although, I highly recommend investing in this flavor-enhancing step — think of it as culinary upcycling.

Lemon Broccoli Soup with Parmesan


Lemon Broccoli Soup with Parmesan

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This filling and hearty recipe is perfect alongside a salad, as a wintry-inspired side to a meaty main, or best yet, solo on a cozy night.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli, lemon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 cups
Calories 77kcal


  • Immersion blender or processor


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups broccoli stems chopped
  • 2 cups celery chopped
  • 3 cups onion chopped
  • 8 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 6 cups vegetable stock low sodium
  • 1 Parmigiano-Reggiano rind
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice preferably Meyer
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano grated


  • On medium heat, melt butter in a Dutch oven.
  • Add broccoli stems, celery, and onions, until softened.
  • Add garlic and stir until fragrant, about one minute.
  • Add vegetable stock and Parmigiano-Reggiano rind, stir to combine.
  • Cover and simmer for 50 minutes.
  • Add broccoli florets, simmer until just tender.
  • Add lemon juice, pepper, and salt, stir to combine.
  • Remove from heat and discard rind.
  • Puree soup, preserving some texture, using an immersion blender or processor.
  • Top with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano & serve.


  • Naturally low-carb & gluten-free
  • Net carbs: 8g


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 944mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
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Lemon Broccoli Soup with Parmesan Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Recipe Roundup: Low-Carb Recipes with Immune-Boosting Ingredients

With all that is going on in the world regarding COVID-19, we are all looking to practice physical distancing to avoid catching this deadly virus. We are all searching for answers and looking for tips on how we can stay healthy. Making sure our immune systems are in tip-top shape is vital in not only avoiding catching the coronavirus but to our long term health as well.

Since we are all stuck at home, this is a perfect time to try a few new recipes. Bond with your family and try making one or all of these delicious concoctions, all containing immune-boosting ingredients. Enjoy great food while getting healthy!

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

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Keto Lemon Meringue Cupcakes 

Vitamin C plays an essential role in bodily functions and also is vital to maintaining good health. Vitamin C also increases the production of white blood cells, which help fight infection. Since all citrus fruits contain it, it’s easy to find one you like. This delicious Keto Lemon Meringue Cupcake has easy to follow directions and is sure not to disappoint!

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Keto Brocolli Tots

Broccoli is packed with vitamins and minerals. It contains Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as many antioxidants and fiber, making broccoli a great choice for your vegetable. It can be served steamed, roasted, or like in this recipe, turned into a creation that even your children will love!

Easy Lemon Honey Martini 2

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Immune Boosting Quarantini

Being stuck at home can drive you mad… or to drink. What better choice for an adult beverage than something that contains vitamin C and will help you kick back and relax in the evening? Vitamin C has many health benefits, it not only will boost your immune system, but it can also help lower your blood pressure and your risk of heart disease. Cheers!

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Blueberry Keto Breakfast Bar

Blueberries are an excellent source of nutrients. They are low in calories, but high in fiber and vitamins C and K. This high in antioxidants superfruit may also help to lower blood pressure, reduce heart disease, and improve our brain function and memory. Blueberries are great on their own (freeze for longer shelf life), delicious in smoothies, or can be used in recipes like this one. Enjoy!

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Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

While we are stuck at home and less active than we usually are, we are likely all watching what we eat. This simple salad won’t take long to throw together and will give you a healthy dose of folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and iron. Dark leafy greens like spinach can be a great source of magnesium, which can help boost your immune system and is also known to improve blood glucose control. A win-win!

While we are stuck home, it is an excellent time to focus on staying healthy. Eating nutritious foods and staying active is our best defense!

Low-Carb Recipes with Immune-Boosting Ingredients

Source: diabetesdaily.com