Low-Carb Soup With Lo-Dough Croutons
Use Lo-Dough as a beautifully flavoured crouton to add to soups (or salads)
When looking to make a healthy and tasty bowl of soup feel more substantial, we often reach for bread... and that brings with it carbs and empty calories. Instead, why not try these brilliant high-fibre, low-carb croutons instead. Baked with healthy extra virgin olive oil and garlic, they are the perfect textural addition to your soup. 1 piece of Lo-Dough makes plenty of croutons for two people.
The soup we've gone with here is a low-carb green veg and chorizo soup - it's incredibly quick to make (no more than 10 mins) - so makes a perfect lunchtime treat.
We've used plenty of healthy extra virgin olive oil on the crutons, so while higher calorie - this is still low-carb, healthy and delicious - full of good fats. If you wanted a lower-calorie dish, we'd recommend removing or halving the amount of chorizo as this is adding 217 calories and 18g of fat here.
Method1. Preheat your oven to 220°C/ 428°F/Gas 7.
2. Put the croutons on an oven tray and drizzle with the oil. shake over the herbs and grated cheese and place in the oven for approx. 10-15 minutes, or until crispy and golden.
3. While the croutons cook, make the soup. Cook the broccoli in approx. 700ml of salted water for 5 minutes. Then add the peas and cook for a further 2 minutes. Take off the heat and add the spinach. Blitz until smooth. Check for seasoning.
4. As the soup cooks, add the chorizo and tiny broccoli florets to a dry pan on a medium heat and allow to cook. As the chorizo cooks it will release a little oil and the florets will take on a toasty flavour.
5. When everything is ready, serve, adding a decorative swirl of cream to your soup.
Lo-Dough is bread reinvented, a new way to enjoy the convenience and taste of bread & pastry with 90% less carbs and loads more fibre.
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