Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hearty Broccoli Soup

A few days ago I asked Son#1 what he wanted for dinner and he said, "broccoli soup!" That was kind of weird. I mean, what kid asks for broccoli soup? Well, tonight Vegan Mom made his dreams come true with this tasty and hearty soup that is perfect for those days when there is still a chill in the air.

- 2 tbsp margarine
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 rib of celery, diced
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 heads of broccoli, cut into florets
- water
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- salt and pepper to taste

1. Melt margarine in a soup pot over medium heat. Saute onion, celery, and garlic for 5 mins, until onion is translucent. Add potatoes and three quarters of the broccoli florets. Add enough water to barely cover the veggies (some veggies should still be sticking out of the water). Bring to bubbling, lower heat, and cover and cook 15-20 mins, until veggies are very soft.
2. Blend veggies with a hand blender until smooth. Add soy milk and nutritional yeast. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add in remaining florets and cook, uncovered, until florets are soft. Serve.


Anonymous said...

label this as soup too! not just broccoli

pavotrouge said...

surely a kid with a special taste :)

VeganLinda said...

My oldest loves any soup which is green. Crazy veg kids! I love broccoli soup and will have to make your version today for lunch since Spring is taking its own sweet time coming to our part of the world.

Happy Herbivore! said...

I really like son #1... I;ve had a craving for it out of the blue as well (but I'm 26 not 7, so I guess there is no comparison).

anyway = thank you vegan mom~!

LisaRene said...

When I was a kid broccoli was my favorite vegetable, still is. I used to get it in my Christmas stocking, I liked it so much :)

The addition of nutritional yeast is a great idea.

Veg-a-Nut said...

I am thrilled with your recipe. I have been craving cream of broccoli soup. Awesome son you have there.

Carla said...

My kids have been known to ask for broccoli, but never for soup! maybe this is the way to trick them into liking soup!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Done! I made this soup on EAster and it is wonderful! Thank you so much.

Kumquat Peekapoo said...

We made this for dinner tonight, and it was excellent! Thanks for sharing.

Yamette said...

10 out of 10, vegan dad.

Kyle said...

When I tried this recipe the first time my boyfriend liked it and he's a picky meat-eater who is turned off by all things vegan(except me of course)....but I found it too runny...I think I added too much water. So, tonight I used 1 giant potato and three medium sized ones and I also added a can of corn. I didn't use as much water and it turned out more like a chowder than anything, but delicious. Thanks vegan dad :)

Tomsmum said...

I added a stock cube to the water as it was otherwise a bit flavourless. But a nice smooth soup :)