Cream of broccoli soup

A creamy soup to warm up your day!
 
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Recipe from: 12 November 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 30 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 1
    cup
    raw cashews
  • 2
    quarts vegetable broth, divided
  • 1
    Tbs
    unflavored coconut oil
  • 1
    cup
    onion, cut into 0.5cm dice
  • 3
    cup
    cauliflower, cut into large chunks
  • 6
    cup
    broccoli, separated into bite-sized florets and peeled stems cut into chunks
  • 1
    tsp
    dried marjoram
  • 1
    Tbs
    salt
  • 1/4
    tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 

In a dry blender, grind the cashews into a powder. Add 1 cup vegetable broth and blend until it makes a completely smooth cashew cream.

Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat and add the coconut oil. Sauté the onion, cauliflower, broccoli stems, and marjoram for 5 minutes. Add the remaining vegetable broth, cashew cream, and salt. Bring to a boil, then lower to medium heat and cook until the vegetables are very soft (approximately 20 minutes).

Using an immersion blender (or in small batches in a regular blender) blend the soup base until it is completely smooth. Add the broccoli florets and cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until broccoli is tender. (Adding the broccoli separately ensures a creamy, white soup base, rather than one that's tinged green.) Add pepper to taste, and serve hot.

Note:
If broccoli isn't your favorite soup ingredient, try something else. Carrots, potatoes, button mushrooms, tomatoes, asparagus, and corn all make excellent additions to this hearty soup. Or, use white cauliflower for the base and add orange (or "cheddar") cauliflower as the finishing veggie.

Reprinted with permission of Allison Rivers Samson.

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