Broccoli Soup

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This low carb broccoli soup is deliciously rich, creamy and so easy to make on the stove or in the slow cooker. It’s a healthy vegan soup recipe and is also gluten-free, grain-free, low carb, dairy-free, paleo and Whole30 compliant!

Duration:

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 166 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (approx 1 head)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots divided
  • fine sea salt and black pepper , to taste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth , divided (can sub with chicken broth if not vegan)
  • ½ cup raw cashews , soaked in hot water for at least 30 minutes and drained
  • Juice from 1 lemon about 1 tablespoon
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • chopped parsley
  • sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
  • shredded vegan OR cheddar cheese , leave out for whole30 / paleo

Instructions

  1. SAUTE VEGETABLES: Heat oil in a large dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add onion and saute for about 4-5 minutes, until softened and fragrant. Add garlic, cauliflower, broccoli and carrots and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Add 3.5 cups of chicken broth and simmer for 20 minutes.

  2. SIMMER: Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover and allow to simmer, for 10-15 minutes.

  3. MAKE CASHEW CREAM: Meanwhile, place drained cashews, reserved 1/4 cup chicken broth, lemon juice, nutritional yeast and mustard into a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

  4. PUREE SOUP: Use an immersion blender to blend soup or pour into a high speed blender, working in batches, as needed. Blend until desired consistency: creamy smooth or with some chunks, as desired.

  5. SEASON AND SERVE: Combine with cashew cream and season to taste, with additional seasonings, as needed. Garnish with optional toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories: 166 Calories from Fat 72
Fat: 8g
Potassium: 630mg
Carbohydrates: 11g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 2g
Protein: 7g
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