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Creamy Broccoli Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
23 mins
Fresh broccoli is simmered away in a base of rich coconut milk and blended up to dreamy perfection to make this slurpably scrumptious vegan creamy broccoli soup.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 170 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 large leek
  • 1 tablespoon 15 mL extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 medium head broccoli
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 7 mL white wine vinegar
  • 2 cups 500 mL vegetable broth
  • 1 cup 250 mL light coconut milk, plus 1/4 cup (60 mL) extra for garnish
  • 2 to 3 cups 500 to 750 mL loosely packed amaranth greens or spinach
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 small lemon, optional
  • Red pepper flakes, optional
  1. Slice the white and light green parts of the leek into rings. Using a strainer, rinse the leeks thoroughly.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the leek, garlic, and a few generous pinches of salt and pepper. Stir and cook until the leek is soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Chop the broccoli, stems and all, into coarse florets and add them to the pot. Stir and cook until just softened, about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the white wine vinegar, then add the vegetable broth and coconut milk. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Let the soup cool slightly, then transfer to a blender (you can work in batches if you need to). Blend until smooth. Add the amaranth greens and blend again. Taste and adjust the seasonings, adding a bit of lemon juice to brighten it up a bit if you like.
  6. Garnish with a drizzle of coconut milk and olive oil. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Reprinted from The Love & Lemons Cookbook by arrangement with Avery Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Jeanine Donofrio

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Broccoli Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 981mg41%
Potassium 737mg21%
Carbohydrates 17.3g6%
Fiber 4.3g17%
Sugar 5.4g6%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.