Easy Spiced Creamy Vegan Broccoli Soup. Shredded broccoli cooked with spices, basil and a creamy cashew sauce. Chunky Cream of Broccoli Soup. Vegan Gluten-free Soyfree Recipe. Pin this post.
This creamy soup is super easy to put together and great to use up all that broccoli that has been sitting in the fridge way too long. This is a chunky slaw soup. Blend to smooth if you like.
Broccoli is grated, both the stems and florets, and tossed in some spices and herbs then boiled in basil cashew milk. Ready within 20 minutes. I use a mini processor to shred the broccoli which takes like half a minute. I also often don’t soak the cashews. Even a small blender like nutribullet will blend the cashews into the milk easily. Blend for a minute, let it sit for a minute then blend again until smooth. Serve this creamy basil broccoli soup with garlic bread, croutons or crackers. For super quick soup, use pre shredded broccoli slaw or broccoli carrot slaw!
Make the soup into a dip by using less non dairy milk. Use other veggies like cauliflower, carrots etc for variation.
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Spiced Creamy Vegan Broccoli Soup
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup (80 g) chopped onion red, or white
- 2 cups (226 g) or more grated broccoli or broccoli slaw
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) onion powder
- 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) black pepper
- 1/3 tsp (0.33 tsp) ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) ground coriander
- 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) or more cayenne
- 2 tbsp or more nutritional yeast
- 3/4 tsp (0.75 tsp) or more salt
- 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil or dried basil to taste
- 1/4 cup (32.25 g) cashews soaked for 15 minutes or longer (1/3 cup for creamier)
- 2 cups (488 ml) or more non dairy milk unsweetened
- cayenne for garnish
- Heat oil in a saucepan over medium low heat. Add onions and a dash of salt and cook until mostly translucent. about 6 minutes.
- Add the shredded broccoli and spices. Mix and cook for 1 minute. Mix in the nutritional yeast and salt. I used some broccoli stems and some florets and processed them in a food processor to get about 2 cups grated broccoli.
- Blend the cashews and basil with 1 cup non dairy milk until smooth. Blend a couple of times if the cashews were not soaked. Add to the saucepan. Add the rest of the non dairy milk and mix in. Bring to a boil. About 5 mins. If the soup starts to thicken too much or needs more liquid. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup or more water and mix in. Taste and adjust salt and spice.
- Simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes or until desired consistency. Garnish with cayenne or red pepper flakes. Serve with warm garlic bread or crackers.
Love a good bowl of potato soup!!! I cannot eat cashews, is there a good replacement for this? Love your recipes!!
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you could omit them and add 1 to 2 T more flour – or try macadamia nuts or pumpkin seeds or even almonds
Yum!!! I don’t even like broccoli, but I had some frozen riced broccoli I needed to use up. This is a wonderful autumn/winter soup. Thanks for yet another winner!!
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yay! a new broccoli 🥦 fan
Finally Tried the Reciepe. It was fabulous.
Will try it definately!!!
I used broccoli slaw for ease. I did add most of slaw to cahew milk blend (after sauted with spices) to blend it up so not chunky. I actually forgot yeast and salt so added that at final simmer. LOVED. I used almond milk.
I made it and actually forgot to add the basil 😆 was still yummy
Which milk did you use? As it looks creamy. Thanks
almond milk. The cashews make it creamy
Looks like a great recipe…. Which non dairy milk do you use in the recipe? Would unsweetened soya milk work? Thanks
yes that should work.
Can roasted cashews be used?
Deliciousness!!!! I used more nutritional yeast though, to make it creamier!
Best broccoli soup! So glad I made it today.
OMG, it’s so delicious (tried also with green leeks)! Thank you Richa
This was absolutely bloody delicious! So spicy and warming. Love it!
Ahmazing! I just made this yesterday and my oldest who doesnt like broccoli inhaled it
I added cashew milk as the nondairy milk. I skipped the cashew cream to make it a lighter version. The flavor was great, but the cashew milk appeared to have slightly “curdled”. It did not curdle like regular milk does, but there were white specks on the surface of the soup; it was not a creamy, smooth appearance.
Any suggestions on how to prevent that?
That can happen with some non dairy milks or some brands depending on the thickeners they use. If it happens often, then mix 2 tsp of flour or 1 tsp cornstarch (per cup)into the non dairy milk before using. Also depending on the recipe, if the pot mix is really hot, add a tbsp or so water to reduce the overall heat and then pour in the non dairy milk.
The milk just separates and doesnt really curdle, so it tastes fine, just doesnt look as appealing. You can add in a bit more cashew milk + flour and reheat and it should get creamy.
For me, the BEST soup ever <3
Yummy! Excellent timing for this soup…
I was very excited to try this. We are not a vegan home, but I love incorporating vegan recipes to our meals. Especially when Nutritional yeast is involved!! It’s amazing!! Next time I’ll blend it up more so the broccoli is smoother but I loved it.
Awesome! I use slaw or shredded broccoli which is pretty small and works amazingly in the soup. blended is also amazing.
This was yummy! Will definitely be adding it to my list of soups to make again and again. I did add some Daiya Cheddar to make it a bit more cheesy.
This is so good! I made with kale as that’s what i had in the fridge. Quick question, after adding the blended basil /cashew mix, do you blend again? Because I had hand-chopped my kale, I felt the whole thing needed a quick whizz with the stick blender at the end. I do realise you pre-squished the broccoli so maybe you didn’t need to do a final blend because your greens were finer chopped to start off with? Anyway, it tastes divine and is an easy way to eat more kale 😉
i add finely chopped or shredded broccoli, so that doesnt need blending later. If you add greens, you want to slice them into ribbons. you can also blend it all up before serving. its a pretty flexible soup
Even though I used half broccoli and half kale and ran out of nondairy milk and had to substitute vegetable broth, this soup was still super delicious, Richa! Thanks for the recipe!
This is delicious! I made it last night, and even my veggie-hating, omni husband came back for seconds : ) I blended it up using my stick blender in the pot so it was quite smooth, but still a little textured and I also threw in a stock cube too as I was feeling a bit reckless : ) Just loved it – thanks so much. This was my first attempt at a creamy vegan soup – really excited to try out some more now. I just love your recipes Richa – your food, photos, presentation and recipes really are fantastic – thank you again.
This soup was spicey but very delicious! Thank you for the recipe!
Looks Amazing!!! the cashew cream is a new twist !! must try for winters
Well, you’ve done it again, my dear! I’d definitely cut back on the cayenne next time, but this soup was still amazing! I used about 2-3/4 cups of non-dairy milk with almost a half cup of cashews, and I probably put more than 2 cups of broccoli in. Yum. Yum. Yum.
You are fast becoming my number one go-to recipe spot!
Awesome! So glad you loved it!
I found so yummy recipe of broccoli. The best thing is that I can eat this on my Keto diet. It’s so delicious. 🙂
How did you know I have a head of wilty broccoli in my fridge that I meant to roast when it was fresh but now needs to be put in this soup! Am making it for lunch today. Thank you!!!
Lee @ Veggie Quest
I’m not usually into broccoli in soup, but this looks really good! And easy, too. Just pinned it to try. 🙂
Wow looks good!
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I’ve never actually blended broccoli in a soup, but I bet it would be amazing! I’ve definitely tried cauliflower and it’s delicious. I also would love to get more cashew milk to make this recipe!