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Creamy Low-Carb Artichoke Soup

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I adore artichokes, but I’ll confess that I’ve never prepared and cooked a fresh one. I find it a bit intimidating, and why would I when you can pick them up in a can so easily? Should I try it? Am I missing out? Not when I’m making stuff like this.

This creamy low-carb soup is so rich and flavourful that nobody will guess that you pulled it together out of the pantry. A perfect dish to use up some canned goods while also serving a nourishing and delicious soup that is ideal for a lunch thermos, as an appetiser or for serving for a light dinner with a chaffle on the side. It can also be portioned out and frozen for meal prepping.

You may look at this and wonder about the lemon and basil, but if you’ve never combined those flavours with artichokes then you are in for a treat. There is something magic about the way they work together. Trust me on this one, okay? Enjoy!

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Nutritional values (per serving, about 1 cup/ 240 ml/8 fl oz)

Net carbs8 grams
Protein6.3 grams
Fat25.5 grams
Calories303 kcal

Calories from carbs 11%, protein 9%, fat 80%

Total carbs13.9 gramsFiber5.9 gramsSugars2.9 gramsSaturated fat15.5 gramsSodium472 mg(21% RDA)Magnesium52 mg(13% RDA)Potassium472 mg(24% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 8 servings)

  • 2 cans artichoke hearts, drained (800 g/ 28.2 oz)
  • 3 tbsp ghee or extra virgin olive oil (45 ml)
  • 1 small yellow onion (70 g/ 2.5 oz)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • sea salt and white or black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock (960 ml/ 32 fl oz)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream (360 ml/ 8 fl oz)
  • juice of 1 lemon (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
  • Optional: 2-3 tbsp toasted hemp seeds and fresh basil for topping


  1. Prepare all the ingredients.
    Creamy Low-Carb Artichoke Soup
  2. Dice the onion and finely chop the garlic. Heat your oil in a heavy pot on the stove and then add the onion, garlic and dried basil. Gently cook over medium heat until the onion is softened and translucent.
    Creamy Low-Carb Artichoke Soup
  3. Add all of the other ingredients, except for the cream and heat over med-high heat until it just comes to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
    Creamy Low-Carb Artichoke Soup
  4. Remove from the heat and blitz in batches in a blender or with an immersion blender until very smooth.
    Creamy Low-Carb Artichoke Soup
  5. Return to pot and add cream, stirring through until combined.
    Creamy Low-Carb Artichoke Soup
  6. Serve with a wedge of lemon, a sprinkle of toasted hemp seeds and fresh basil, if available. Store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 5 days or portion out and freeze.
    Creamy Low-Carb Artichoke Soup

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 1 cup/ 240 ml/8 fl oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Artichoke, canned (globe or French)
5.7 g2.9 g0.3 g51 kcal
0 g0 g5.6 g51 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
0.6 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Basil, dried
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Chicken stock (broth), chicken only, homemade
0 g2.4 g2.4 g31 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
1.2 g0.9 g17.1 g165 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.4 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, about 1 cup/ 240 ml/8 fl oz
8 g6.3 g25.5 g303 kcal
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An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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Comments (2)

This is one bowl I want to cuddle up with and Naomi, such stunning composition. LOVE!


I can't wait to make this soup!