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Broccoli Soup

Posted By Elana Amsterdam On January 10, 2011 @ 2:00 am In soups,vegetable soups | 43 Comments

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.

Broccoli Soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ lbs broccoli (use both heads and stems)
  • 2 quarts water
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  1. Heat oil in a large pot and saute onion over medium to low heat until soft, about 15 minutes
  2. Add broccoli and saute for 5-10 minutes
  3. Add water and salt and cook until broccoli is soft about 15 minutes
  4. Puree hot soup in tiny batches in a vitamix until smooth and creamy
  5. Reheat soup and serve

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

The winner of last weeks giveaway for an All-Clad 4-Quart Saute Pan is Caitlyn! Here’s what Caitlyn said her favorite vegetable stir fry combo is:

“Juicy shiitake mushrooms sauteed and simmered in sesame oil with garlic, and caramelized onions. Then add roasted red peppers, green peas, and green onion. Add a touch of agave syrup salt and pepper to taste. And serve over a steamy bed of fresh brown rice. Enjoy and Bon appétit.”

Congratulations and enjoy!

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