Broccoli Bread and Cheese Soup
A hearty soup featuring cheese that is designed to be the main dish at a meal.
6 onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound broccoli
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups water
6 thin slices whole grain bread, cut in half
1 1/2 cups grated Swiss cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Saute onion and garlic in oil until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, chop broccoli quite small, including buds, stems and leaves.
Add broccoli and soy sauce to onion, cover and let stew over moderate heat for 10 minutes. Add salt and water and bring to a boil; cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes, or until broccoli is tender.
Put 1 1/2 slices bread in each serving bowl, top with 1/2 cup of the combined cheeses, and pour in the hot soup. Sprinkle some of the remaining cheese on top of each bowl.
© Nikki & David Goldbeck, American Wholefoods Cuisine (Ceres Press)