I have always wanted to make a good cream of broccoli soup, but I wanted a recipe that doesn't use cream ( I just don't like dairy based creamed soups) . I finally found a recipe that I like and that is healthy too. The creaminess comes from the blended vegetables.
It's a perfect gluten free soup because it doesn't call for any flour. Its relatively fast and easy to make and can be made from ingredients you already have in your kitchen.
I enjoy broccoli soup because it's light, and I can eat it in the winter or in warmer weather.
I was inspired by the broccoli soup recipe on a blog called soup spice everything nice
This is my adaptation for a vegetarian version with vegan adaptations. Of course all of my soups meet gluten free standards.
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter ( or butter substitute for vegans)
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
1 rib of celery, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 large head of broccoli cut into florets or (16 oz. bag of frozen broccoli florets)
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cup water
salt, black pepper and pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (optional)
Melt butter or substitute in a soup pot or dutch oven add onion, carrot and celery. Saute until onions begins to get translucent. Add garlic and cook until vegetables are tender. Add broccoli, water and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer for 20 minutes. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Season to taste with salt, black pepper ( I didn't- it was good as is) . Serve hot. Garnish with grated cheddar cheese if desired.
Yum , I just had a big bowl with grated sharp cheddar cheese and loved it!
***can be made for Passover because this recipe is grain free
Pin It Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by. Scroll down to the end of the post and click on comments.
may be shared on a few of the following blog carnivalsSouper Sunday.
Whenever I make soup or a salad, I always share it on Souper Sundays.
Deb has a great real food blog called Kahakai Kitchen
and on Sundays features soup and salad recipes that other bloggers submit..