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Meatless Monday Recipe: Broccoli Watercress Soup

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Broccoli Watercress Soup
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Ingredients: 

1 tablespoon oil
1 chopped shallot
2 diced garlic cloves
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
florets of 1 large broccoli
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 seeded and diced jalapeño pepper
1 bunch watercress
juice from ½ lemon
1 cup unflavored almond milk
Garnish: Parmesan cheese and toasted sunflower seeds

Directions: 

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 chopped shallot and 2 diced garlic cloves; cook 3 minutes. Add 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, florets of 1 large broccoli, 1 teaspoon dried oregano and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper; simmer 20 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 seeded and diced jalapeño pepper, 1 bunch watercress and juice from ½ lemon; purée. Stir in 1 cup unflavored almond milk; heat 2 minutes. Garnish: Parmesan cheese and toasted sunflower seeds

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 100 calories, 4 g fat (.5 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 7 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g fiber, 325 mg sodium