Low Carb Cream of Artichoke Soup

Low Carb Cream of Artichoke Soup

 

Low Carb Cream of Artichoke Soup

Low Carb Cream of Artichoke Soup

This creamy artichoke soup is velvety smooth and topped with crispy bacon.
Soup is a great option for batch cooking on a low carb diet. Simply multiply the soup ingredients as required and freeze extra portions for future meals.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 496 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g canned artichoke hearts
  • 3 tsp fresh thyme
  • 840 ml chicken stock
  • 2 bacon rashers (strips)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic sliced
  • 1 small white onion finely diced
  • 1 medium celery stick roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 60 ml double cream (heavy cream)

Instructions
 

  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan or casserole dish over a low/medium heat.
  • Add the onion, celery and garlic and sweat gently until tender.
  • Drain the artichoke hearts and discard the liquid. Slice each artichoke in half.
  • Add the artichokes, lemon zest and thyme to the pan. Stir well to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the stock and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Whilst the soup is cooking, heat the remaining oil in a pan over a high heat and add the bacon.
  • Cook the bacon on both sides until golden and crispy. Set aside.
  • Transfer the soup to a blender and process until smooth.
  • Return the soup to a pan to heat through briefly before serving.
  • Stir the cream through the soup and crumble the bacon over the top to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 496kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 11gFat: 42gFiber: 8g
Keyword Artichoke, Bacon, Soup
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