Creamy Broccoli Soup
What's in it?
olive oil, onion, vegetable broth, broccoli, spinach, almond butter, salt and pepper, fresh lemon juice
Where did I find it?
Why do I like it?
This soup has a fantastic texture, is rich and creamy without any diary. The ingredients are simple and basic. I recommend making your own almond butter (click here for recipe), it is much cheaper than buying organic. You could also swirl in some cashew sour cream or vegan parmesan to finish it off.
Any recipe notes or tweaks?
Made the following swaps - coconut oil for olive oil, onion for leek, vegetable broth for chicken stock, almond butter for tahini.
Decreased amount of spinach. Omitted the cheese.
*Note - if you want to cook without oil, just heat up the pot first then place your onions and dry sauté, add a splash of water if the vegetables are sticking.
I have recently added in a tablespoon or 2 of fresh lemon juice. It really brightens up the flavor but is optional depending on your individual taste preference.
Regarding salt - the amount you add will depend on the type of vegetable broth you use. I used about 1 teaspoon but my son added an additional half teaspoon when he made it.
Want the original recipe? Click on the link above.
Want the revised version? Click here.