Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Creamy Broccoli Soup- Vegan

I like broccoli, and I have always wanted to make a good creamy broccoli soup, but I don't particularly like cream or milk based soups.

I finally created a recipe that is simple and healthy too.  
The creaminess comes from the blended vegetables.

It's a perfect gluten free soup because it doesn't call for any flour. Its relatively fast and easy to make and can be made from ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

Since it is so easy to whip up, I make a small batch that serves 4 generous cups.

Broccoli soup is light, so I can enjoy it in the winter or in warmer weather. It's a great way to eat more greens!

broccoli soup with grated cheese
top with vegan cheese or grated cheddar cheese

Author: Judee Algazi @ Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes total
Serves 4-6


2 Tbsp of coconut oil or olive oil
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1 leek, sliced
1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
1 single rib of celery, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of fresh parsley
1 large head of broccoli cut into florets or (16 oz. bag of frozen broccoli florets)
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup water
salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


Add the coconut oil and onion into a 3 quart soup pot. Saute until onions and leeks until begins to get translucent. Add garlic, celery, and carrot and sautee until vegetables are tender ( about 5-7 minutes) . Add broccoli, parsley, water and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and lower the heat to a simmer for 20 minutes. Use an immersion blender to  puree the soup. Season to taste with salt, black pepper . Serve hot.

 ***can be made for Passover because this recipe is grain free

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My Notes: 
1. A good broth or vegetable stock is essential for good tasting soup
2. See my updated version that I now make using the Instant Pot

  may be shared on a few of the following blog carnivals

Every Sunday Deb in Hawaii sponsors Souper Sunday.
Whenever I make soup or a salad, I always share it on  Souper Sundays.   



  1. G'day! looks very healthy Judee!
    Thanks for sharing! Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Nothing But Noodles Pasta Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  2. So the butter helps it to be creamy? Delicious looking soup. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday.

  3. I love a good creamy broccoli soup and this one looks fabulous--especially with all the cheese on top! ;-) Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week.

  4. Broccoli soup is a family favourite. Your version looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  5. Thank you for sharing your broccoli soup although I understood that carrots have a lot of gluten. Can you tell me if I was misinformed? Thanks

    1. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye but definitely not carrots - eat away!

  6. I need to try this soup. While I love cream based soups, I'd rather avoid all the fat and get that creamy fix without it.

  7. G'day! Love broccoli soups! YUM!
    View as party of this week's Foodie Friends Friends St Patrick's Day GREEN Recipes Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  8. This looks delicious - I've never tried, creamy brocolli soup - I appreciate you sharing your recipe! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  9. Thanks for coming to my blog at All Seasons. Consider yourself invited to participate, since cooking is always about new experiences in your Season (photo link list is open Sunday - Friday noon).
    Am always interested in adding healthy recipes to my repertoire, and did not have much on broccoli. I like the combination with the other veggies. Would not consider myself vegan, but I often exclude meat from my cooking.
    Hope to see you there soon!


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