Broccoli Soufflé Dish Recipe

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A great way to sneak broccoli into a brunch, light lunch or supper, this curry-flavored side dish from Jane Shapton of Irvine, California is light, airy and beginner-easy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 121 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 285 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Coat a 1-qt. baking dish with cooking spray and lightly sprinkle with 2 teaspoons flour; set aside.
  2. Place broccoli and water in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain. Place broccoli and lemon juice in a small food processor; cover and process until blended.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in salt and remaining flour until blended. Gradually whisk in soy milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in the broccoli mixture, cilantro and curry.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. With a spatula, fold a fourth of the egg whites into broccoli mixture until no white streaks remain. Fold in remaining egg whites until combined.
  5. Transfer to prepared dish. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until top is puffed and center appears set. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Broccoli Souffle in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p30

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 121 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 285 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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