2 Cloves of Garlic-Minced
1 Celery stalk – Diced Fine
1 Med-Large Carrot - Diced Fine
½ Cup Red Bell Pepper - Diced
1 Small onion (any kind, pick your favorite!) - Diced fine
2 Cups chopped broccoli
2 Cups low sodium chicken broth
Heat medium pan with 1 tablespoon of butter or oil, and saute the garlic, celery, carrots, red bell pepper, and onion until they are just tender, approximately 3-5 minutes.
Next stir in the broccoli florets, and chicken broth.
Simmer on low heat stirring frequently until broccoli is cooked tender through (approximately 5-8 min).
Serve hot with a slice of bread, salad, or sandwich.
You can always use a bag of frozen vegetables if you are pressed for time, and the amount of chicken broth can be changed depending on your desired thickness.
Add in cooked ground beef/ turkey or some cooked and sliced sausage to create an even heartier, heartwarming soup.