Lemony Artichoke Soup Recipe

Lemony Artichoke Soup Recipe

How To Make Lemony Artichoke Soup

Enjoy a warm bowl of this tangy artichoke soup on cold winter nights! The artichoke heart petals and lemon juice combine sweet and sour for a rich soup.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ¼cupbutter,(4 tbsp)
  • 1small white onion,peeled, diced
  • 1celery stalk,diced
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • ¼cupall-purpose flour
  • 6cupsstock,chicken or vegetable
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1tspdried thyme
  • 42ozartichoke hearts,(3 jars), drained
  • ¼cuplemon juice,freshly-squeezed
  • fine sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper,to taste

For Optional Toppings:

  • smoked paprika
  • lemon slices
  • fresh herbs,chopped

Instructions

  1. Slice off the ends of the artichoke hearts and set them aside. Use fingers to separate the remaining artichoke petals, fluffing them up, then set aside.

  2. Melt the butter in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery and sauté for about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.

  3. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 to 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant.

  4. Stir in the flour until evenly combined and sauté for about 1 minute, stirring frequently.

  5. Add the stock, bay leaves, thyme, and artichoke ends, then stir to combine. Continue cooking until the broth reaches a simmer.  Then reduce the heat to medium-low to maintain the simmer. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

  6. Remove and discard the bay leaves. Then, either using an immersion blender or a traditional blender, carefully purée the broth until it is completely smooth.

  7. Add the artichoke petals and lemon juice, and stir to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper, as needed.

  8. Serve warm, topped with desired garnishes, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

 

Nutrition

  • Calories: 419.21kcal
  • Fat: 16.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.61g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.53g
  • Fiber: 17.25g
  • Sugar: 10.01g
  • Protein: 20.45g
  • Cholesterol: 41.30mg
  • Sodium: 1703.35mg
  • Calcium: 177.15mg
  • Potassium: 1611.41mg
  • Iron: 5.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 137.75µg
  • Vitamin C: 53.67mg
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