1large head(400g)broccoli(about 3 cups of florets) fresh or frozen
Fresh herbsto garnish
You can watch the short video for visual instructions.Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot. Stir in the onion and sauté for about 3 minutes.
Add the carrots, potatoes, and garlic. Stir to combine. Add all spices, the bay leaf and pour in the vegetable broth.
Cover the pot and simmer for 20 minutes or until the veggies are softened.
Meanwhile, cook broccoli in a different pot. I steamed the florets for a couple of minutes until fork-tender.
Blend the soup with an immersion blender. If you don't have an immersion blender you can also blend it in a blender until completely smooth.
Add nutritional yeast and the cashew butter. Stir or whisk until smooth.
Finally, add the cooked broccoli and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more salt/pepper/spices to taste.
You can also add a little lemon juice and garnish the soup with fresh herbs (I used chives). Enjoy! Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Check the recipe notes below.
Cashew butter - You can use any other nut butter of choice. Use cashews if you don't have nut butter at home. Simply add 1/2 cup of cashews to the soup and boil them with the carrots and potatoes, then blend everything in a blender. Another option would be to use coconut cream!
Roast the broccoli - You can roast the broccoli in the oven for even more flavor instead of steaming it.
Make it keto - If you want to keep this keto broccoli cheese soup keto-friendly or more low carb, reduce the amount of potatoes to one. If you have a more keto-friendly option that’s similar to potatoes, then you can use that as well. Just know substitutions may make the soup have a different flavor.
Nutritional yeast - Read the blog post to find out what nutritional yeast is. Unfortunately, there isn't really a substitute that would make the broccoli soup as "cheesy". You could add a little miso paste for flavor but it won't taste the same.
This Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.