Cream of broccoli soup that is nutritious and delicious. Vegan + Gluten Free. Made creamy with the help of pistachios, nutritional yeast and coconut milk. No heavy cream or cheese needed! A super clean soup recipe the whole family will love. Cream of broccoli soup for lunch today! Yay! Summer or not I still need a good hot soup recipe every here and there and I love a good cream of broccoli soup. Growing up I never had pureed silky smooth soups – it was more Russian classics in my household – think borscht the famous Russian beet soup. The soups were always chunky with lots of different veggies and sometimes meat and fish. I loved all of them but it wasn’t until I was all grown up that I discovered the magic of silky smooth pureed soups.
Now that opened up a whole new world of soup eating for me. A rich silky, creamy soup had a completely different addictive texture. I could eat bowl after bowl. In college I used to get my fix of creamy soups from Panera Bread and then finally post college I made my own copy cat version of their broccoli cheddar soup.
Once you start making your own creamy pureed soups you realize just how easy they are. You can make a huge batch in just 30 minutes and have it for days. Or you could freeze these too for easy reheating in the future!
Now that I’m even more grown up and somewhat more health conscious I’ve now moved on to a superfood loaded vegan cream of broccoli soup. My body no longer needs all that heavy cream and shredded cheese. Nope, if I can go without yet without sacrificing any flavor, count me in.
And with this cream of broccoli soup I did it, creamy and vegan all in one bowl. Surprise surprise you don’t necessarily need cheese to get that silky texture I loved so much in Panera’s soup. You can have a cheesey tasting soup with no real cheese at all!
Years ago I discovered the Love and Lemons blog and have been crushing on it hard core. Jeanine has some fabulous recipes and I’ve been inspired by more than a few of them in the past – this soup being the first of them.
I saw a broccoli pistachio soup recipe on her blog and thought it had just the right ring to it. More grown up sounding than broccoli and cheddar, that’s for sure. I made a few alterations of my own and within minutes, this cooks fast, I was slurping up my very own bowl of vegan cream of broccoli soup.
The pistachios, nutritional yeast and coconut milk give the soup a silky nutty just creamy enough texture. The pistachios truly that this is the next level and add a surprising depth of character to the soup. See if your guests can identify this hidden surprising ingredient.
While they’re doing that I’ll be over here slurping my second, no, third, bowl of cream of broccoli soup.
So if you’re looking for as easy, feel good, healthy cream of broccoli soup here I’ve got you covered!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/4 cup onion 1 onion
- 7 cloves garlic minced 1 tablespoon
- 2 celery stalks diced
- 1 tsp turmeric optional
- 7 cups broccoli florets
- 7 cups vegetable broth
- 1 1/2 tsp salt to taste
- 3/4 cup shelled toasted pistachios
- 3/4 cup coconut cream
- 6 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- In a pot heat olive oil over medium heat and add onions. Cook for a couple minutes until translucent and add garlic, celery and turmeric.
- Cook for a couple more minutes until garlic is aromatic. Add broccoli and cook for a couple minutes until broccoli starts to turn a vibrant green.
- Add vegetable broth, pistachios and salt to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until broccoli is soft and cooked through (should only be a few minutes).
- Puree soup with an immersion blender.
- Add coconut milk and nutritional yeast, bring to a boil. Mix. Remove from heat and serve.
Recipe Inspired By Love and Lemons