Soup soothes my soul. It’s one of my favorite things to eat, regardless of the season. So you’ll notice I have LOTS of soup recipes on my blog. Here’s an awesome Vegan Broccoli Soup recipe that I adapted from ilovevegan.com.
Whether you are vegan or not, it’s always good to incorporate plant-based recipes into your diet on a regular basis. Vegetables are one of the healthiest foods out there, and we can probably all work on increasing our intake of these! Another vegan ingredient you will find in this soup is nutritional yeast. This is otherwise known as a cheese substitute for vegans, as it has a nice cheesy, tangy flavor. I use nutritional yeast regularly in salads and on top of popcorn. In addition to its great taste, nutritional yeast provides many B vitamins, particularly B12 which is difficult to obtain in a vegan diet.
Give this bowl of comfort and health a try today!
Vegan Broccoli Soup
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 large carrots chopped
- 5 cups broccoli chopped
- 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
- 3 tbsp. whole wheat flour
- 3 tbsp. white flour
- 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk or any non-dairy plain milk
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
Heat a large stock pot over medium heat. Add oil.
Saute carrot, onion, broccoli and garlic until starting to get soft, about 10 minutes.
Sprinkle in the flour and stir to combine with vegetables. Stir for about 1-2 minutes.
Add in broth and non-dairy milk. Stir to remove lumps.
Add nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Stir.
Bring to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, stir in lemon juice. Next you will puree only about 1/3 of the soup. If using an immersion blender, only puree partially and leave chunks of carrot and broccoli. If using a blender, let soup cool and then puree only 1/3 of the soup in the blender and return to the pot.
Taste and add additional salt and pepper as needed.