Bold flavors of lemon and artichokes brings this creamy soup alive. It's great for a side dish or eaten as a meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic; cook until the onion and garlic are translucent. Stir in the chicken broth, artichoke hearts, salt, and pepper and simmer 10 minutes. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree until smooth; return the mixture to the saucepan. Squeeze one lemon half into the pan. Place the other lemon half into the saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer another 10 minutes. Remove the lemon half from the pan and pour in the half and half; stir. Continue to simmer until thoroughly heated, about 10 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 4.2g 9% DV; carbohydrates 10.7g 4% DV; fat 16.3g 25% DV; cholesterol 48.8mg 16% DV; sodium 555.8mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2011
We loved the taste of this soup. However putting it through the blender was a big mistake. We all agreed that it ruined the texture. I will make it again but will not puree this soup. I think I will even add some spinach leaves and some rotisserie chicken chunks next time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2015
Needs a more hearty consistently too watery and Ionoy used 2 rather than 3 cups half and half. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2011
We loved the taste of this soup. However putting it through the blender was a big mistake. We all agreed that it ruined the texture. I will make it again but will not puree this soup. I think I will even add some spinach leaves and some rotisserie chicken chunks next time. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
Luxurious delicious soup. Fine texture keeps you coming back for more. Perfect for a special occasion. I followed the recipe exactly as stated and it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2010
Absolutely delicious! I used jarred artichoke hearts and strained the soup after blending but before adding half and half. Velvety texture and no strings! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2009
Excellent! I used 3-4 minced cloves of garlic instead of the one and I used fat-free half and half. Second time I made this I made dumplings and cooked them in the boiling soup. EVEN BETTER! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2010
This was one of the most delicious soups I have ever tasted and I have tasted a lot of soups! I substituted homemade vegetable stock to make it vegetarian and also added about 1/2 cup extra artichoke hearts. I will be making this again and again and again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2010
Yum!!! I made it for 4 instead of 8 and followed the proportions pretty closely. I used a can of artichoke hearts (15 oz or so) and chopped them. 1 can of chicken broth (again 14 or 15 oz). Before I added the cream I threw in about 3/4 cup water. I used only 1 cup of half and half instead of the 1.5 it called for because I wanted it lighter in calories. Excellent flavor! The lemon is key. Don't try to use packaged lemon juice. Go for the real thing. Refreshing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2011
Very good will definitely make again. However it wasn't as thick as I thought it would be. Maybe next time I'll use fat free sour cream or just a potato to thicken it up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2012
We felt this soup just needed the juice of half a lemon. You may prefer more but I suggest tasting before adding the other half. With that being said my goodness what an unexpected treat! I'm going to leave ingredients partly whole next time without blending all. However for a dinner starter soup I would blend and garnish...also strain it as another reviewer mentioned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
This was one of the most deeeeeelish soups I've ever eaten. Every single person who tasted it wanted the recipe! A WINNER! Don't hesitate to try this one. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2015
Needs a more hearty consistently too watery and Ionoy used 2 rather than 3 cups half and half. Read More
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