Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cream of Broccoli Soup

This is a nice, simple soup, perfect with the baguettes you see in the background.

- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 large sweet onion, diced
- 1 shallot, diced
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 2 heads of broccoli, cut into florets
- about 3 cups water
- 2 cups cashew cream (or soy creamer/soy milk/coconut milk)
- salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onion, shallot, celery, and garlic for 15 mins, until nice and soft and stating to get golden.
2. Add broccoli and enough water to cover about 3/4 of the way up (about 3 cups). You don't want too much water or the final soup will be too thin. Cover and simmer for 15-20 mins, until veggies are soft.
3. Blend broccoli mixture with an immersion blender (or what have you) until very smooth. Add in cashew cream and season to taste. Heat to desired temperature, then serve.


Millie said...

Excellent...I love broccolli soup. Yum!

CrookedMoonMama said...

Oh yum!
Hope we get broccoli in our CSA box this week. :) Have you ever made this and added nut. yeast? my daughter loves it in all her soups.

Money Funk said...

Perfect. I have 2 heads of broccoli that need to be used up this week. :) Yum.

ashley said...

Very nice!
Broccoli has always been a favorite of mine, so I will have to try this out sometime!

Thanks for the recipe!

PB and Jess said...

I had something similar to this at Karyn's Cooked in Chicago last week...boy, was it good! I can't wait to try making it myself. Broccoli soup has always been one of my favs. :)

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Chaos Mom said...

i make one very similar to this, it's a favorite with my son. i use regular soy or almond milk (whatever i have in - he doesn't like the coconut milk) and i add a little bit of curry...not a lot, but it adds a little something. :)

A-kay said...

I made this, used almond butter instead of cashew and it turned out so well. Will be posting it in my blog soon - thanks for sharing this recipe. Have been a silent reader of your blog for long, delurking for the first time :)

Lee said...

Made this soup and loved it. Then I put the leftover soup over pasta and it was FANTASTIC.

Julianne said...

This soup was great. I love the idea of using cashews instead of soy milk. Soy milk always makes it taste like soy. This soup tasted like broccoli.

Leanne said...


Loved this recipe. We are not vegans but our daughter-in-law is so can't wait to cook it again for her

Leanne said...

Loved this recipe (although added a bit of leftover cauliflower as well). We are not vegan but our lovely daughter-in-law is so can't wait to cook it again for her.