A piping hot bowl of this vegan Broccoli Soup is the perfect dish for today. Why? We’re expecting a nice balmy high here in Boulder of 15 degrees, while we’re buried in snow from yesterday’s storm.
I was fortunate enough to spend yesterday, my Sunday, at a yoga class, and then hiking the gorgeous Mount Sanitas in the snow. As you can see, thus far, the new year is treating me well.
If you’re looking for a healthy soothing recipe to help kick off your new year, this is it. Simple (this gluten free soup is made of a mere 5 ingredients), warming, and easy to digest, it’s the perfectly healthy treat for cold winter days and nights. Serve it with a salad and you have a quick and easy dinner that the whole family can enjoy.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1½ pounds broccoli, use both heads and stems
- 5 cups water or Kettle & Fire Bone Broth
- ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
When looking for something warm and healthy to eat, I also like to make this Butternut Squash Soup and some of these other soups as well.
Here are some delicious looking soups from groovy bloggers:
–Broccoli, Garlic and Lemon Zest Soup (SCD) from Milk for the Morning Cake
-Broccoli and Arugula Soup from GOOP
–Mixed Mushroom and Veggie Soup from Gluten Free for Good
Vegan? You have bone broth in the short list of ingredients. I don’t know any veggies with a skeletal system.
Kate, as per the instructions you may use water :-)
Elaine Williams in Baltimore says
Kate – as a vegan you should know better. There are plenty of commercially prepared vegetable broths that are always a welcome substitute for ANY type meat or fish broth. I am related to some vegans who just love to pick “food fights!”
Elaine, thanks for your comment! I hope you’ll check out this post:
So critical. It’s delicious!!
I made this soup for my boyfriend and I last night! I loved the simplicity of the ingredients and cooking and really enjoyed the taste. My boyfriend is a typical junk food eater and said it was good but tasted just like broccoli puree! (Which it pretty much is)! Haha we kept it a bit chunky so it would have more texture but I will be making it again.
Joanna, so happy to hear you will be making this again :-)
Can this be served cold?
Lara, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
This was really good – I haven’t been able to make this soup very well at all in the past. Thanks very much!! ;-)
Wendy, I’m so glad that my recipe was the winner!
Kristin Gourde says
I am going to try this with just broccoli and add garlic olive oil so it is SIBO friendly and see if it works for you. I will let you know. As always, thanks for the inspiration Elana!!
Kristin, I can’t wait to hear the results, please keep me posted :-)
Robyn G says
This soup is so simple yet so delicious. I wasn’t sure what to do with all the broccoli that I harvested from my vegetable garden this week, but this was the perfect solution! I added some fresh garlic to cook along with the onions and instead of using 8 cups of water, I used 4 cups of chicken stock, 3 cups of water and 1 cup of coconut milk. The whole family enjoyed it thoroughly.
Robyn, I’m so happy to hear your whole family enjoyed this thoroughly!