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A Creamy Cream-less Soup (Plus Avocado Toast!)

A Creamy Cream-less Soup (Plus Avocado Toast!)

Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Avocado Toasts

No cream required: Tahini gives this soup its buttery flavor and silky texture — and makes a serving of dark leafy greens unusually enticing. Sliced avocado dressed with lemon and sprouts jazzes up ordinary crusty bread and rounds out this balanced meal.

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1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 leek, white and pale green parts thinly sliced
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock or water
1 bunch broccoli, chopped (6 cups)
6 ounces baby spinach (6 cups)
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons tahini
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 slices rustic bread, toasted
2 avocados, sliced
1/4 cup radish sprouts
1 lemon, cut into wedges

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1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add leek and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Add stock; bring to a boil. Add broccoli and cook, covered, until bright green and tender, about 2 minutes.

2. Remove from heat. Stir in spinach, Parmesan, and tahini. Let cool slightly. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Working in batches, puree soup in a blender until smooth.

4. Top bread with avocado and radish sprouts. Season with salt and pepper, squeeze with lemon, and drizzle with oil.

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