Artichoke Soup Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy
Low carb recipe for Artichoke Soup which belongs to the Soups recipe category.
- 3 to 4 tablespoons (42 to 56 g) butter
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 can (14 ounces, or 400 g) quartered artichoke hearts, drained
- 4 cups (0.9 L) chicken broth, divided
- teaspoon guar or xanthan
- 1 cup (240 ml) half-and-half
- Juice of lemon
- Salt or Vege-Sal
In a heavy skillet, melt the butter and saute the onion, celery, and garlic over low to medium heat.
Stir from time to time.
Drain the artichoke hearts and trim off any tough bits of leaf that got left on.
Put the artichoke hearts in a food processor with the S-blade in position.
Add cup (120 ml) of the chicken broth and the guar gum and process until the artichokes are a fine puree.
Scrape the artichoke mixture into a saucepan, add the remaining chicken broth, and set over medium-high heat to simmer.
When the onion and celery are soft, stir them into the artichoke mixture.
When it comes to a simmer, whisk in the half-and-half.
Bring it back to a simmer, squeeze in the lemon juice, and stir again.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
You can serve this immediately, hot, or in summer you can serve it chilled.
Each with 10 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fiber, for a total of 7 grams of usable carbs and 4 grams of protein. (Note: Much of the carbohydrates in artichokes is inulin, which remains largely undigested, so this carb count is actually misleadingly high.)