Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.
Cream of Broccoli Soup
CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP
Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Copycat Recipe
4 cup fresh broccoli heads and three inches of stalks, diced
1/3 cup yellow onion, diced
4 cups water
3/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon McCormick Seasonal
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 cups milk
Simmer Broccoli and onions in 4 cups of water until the broccoli and onions are tender. Remove 3/4 cups of broccoli heads and set aside. Cook the remainder of broccoli and onions until soft. Remove from heat and strain broccoli and onions.
In a blender pour remainder of broccoli and onions add celery salt, seasonal, sugar and milk. Blend until all are smooth. Pour mixture into a saucepan, add the 3/4 cup of broccoli and simmer on a medium low setting for 20 to 25 minutes.