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Creamy Vegetable Soup with Bacon Croutons

  • Preparation 25 MIN
    Cooking 25 MIN
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

Preparation

  1. In a large non-stick skillet, brown bacon in 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of oil. Add bread and brown. Transfer to a plate.
  2. In a bowl, combine eggs with 125 ml (½ cup) of broth. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, soften carrots, celery, leek and garlic in remaining oil (30 ml/2 tablespoons). Season with salt and pepper. Add remaining broth (1 litre/4 cups). Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.
  4. In a blender, purée 500 ml (2 cups) of soup until smooth. Drizzle in egg mixture.
  5. Transfer back to the saucepan. Add peas and mix thoroughly. Adjust seasoning. Reheat lightly. Serve immediately (do not bring eggs to a boil). Garnish with bacon croutons.

Note

Though optional, adding eggs makes this creamy soup rich in protein. Eggs are mixed with cold broth and gradually added to warm soup in the blender to prevent them from coagulating in hot soup. Reheating this soup is difficult once eggs are added.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

With 30% less sodium commercial broth

Content % Daily Value
Calories 390  
Total Fat 25 g  
Saturated Fat 6 g  
Sodium (salt) 1220 mg  
Carbohydrates 27 g  
Fibre 5 g  
Protein 14 g