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
Served this soup as a first course for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a huge hit. No one could believe how simple it was. I served it with an optional dollop of strained yogurt and plenty of pepper.
This recipe card is done up so elatgnely Jessie – I love it! The paper is gorgeous and how you’ve placed the ribbon and flower is very stylish! The soup sounds delicious!Hugs, Danielle
Hi Elana! Love your recipes!
I live in Colombia and I’me not familiar with the “quart”. How many cups of water would that be?
Julia Lindsay says
Four cups in a quart.
This is even better if you use a good vegetable stock instead of water. I reserve some broccoli in chunks to add after blending. I also add a pinch of red pepper for some heat.
It’s also really good if you use cauliflower in the stock and then add your broccoli after blending your cauliflower soup. So delicious!
naomi devlin says
Hey Elana! Thanks for the link to my broccoli soup. x x x
I made this soup tonight as an alternative to plain steamed broccoli (for a side dish). It was so good I could have made a meal off of it. I did add a little garlic salt at the end. Not sure how it gets so creamy, but I will definitely make this again!!!!
I can’t eat onion or garlic. What can I use to substitute and keep the flavor?
I cannot thank you enough for your website and delicious recipies. The soup is amazing! I was skeptical that a soup made from just onions and broccoli could taste so good, but every recipe I’ve tried so far has exceeded my expectations. And this soup is going to be a go to for me from now on. Thanks again.
This is the very first Gluten-Free recipe that I’ve made after being diagnosed last week. This soup is so, so good and so very quick and easy to make! I’m so thrilled that I have found this website and can’t wait to try more recipes out! It’s very difficult to begin to make the transition to a GF lifestyle, but with you Elana and your great recipes…I’m very hopeful! Thank you so very much!
Oh my GOODNESS. I just got the Vitamix from Costco a few days ago, but I hadn’t had the chance to tamper much with it much because of the holidays. This was the FIRST recipe I tried with it. I had perhaps 1/2-2/3 the amount of broccoli required of your recipe, so I added frozen spinach. This soup is WONDERFUL! I was so eager and curious about how such a simple (and seemingly healthy) recipe would turn out. You’ve made me so delighted and relieved about my Vitamix purchase. I genuinely appreciate people as kind as you to share all your time and effort experimenting with healthy dishes. It’s so time-consuming to experiment, and so tragic to see perfectly good ingredients go to waste. I will be sure to send a thank you your way with every recipe I try!