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Broccoli is one of those veggies that left a lasting impression on us when we were kids. Depending on our taste buds, broccoli could taste bitter or bland — either way it didn’t inspire a second taste…if only our parents would let us get away with that.
Now that I’m a mom, I’m always searching for ways to make healthy dishes in a way that makes my kids believe they’re edible and making broccoli soup without milk or cream is one of them.
This soup packs a punch nutrient-wise. The distinctive florets carry powerful nutrients like iron, potassium, fiber, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin K.
An even more challenging task, and quite exciting for me, is to make broccoli soup that’s dairy-free which means making butter optional. However, I’d like to assure everyone that consuming butter should be fine for people with lactose intolerance. Despite its’ dairy origins, butter has a nearly undetectable amount of lactose.
In any recipe for soup, butter is a welcome addition. It makes the soup less watery and more creamy and savory. I’m aware broccoli contains 90% water, which makes blending the vegetable easy.
If you chose not to use butter, however, you can still make a creamy soup by adding potatoes or an avocado. These ingredients have flavors that are easy to hide among other ingredients.Print
Broccoli Soup Without Milk or Cream
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: good for 6 serving 1x
This soup packs a punch nutrient-wise. The distinctive broccoli florets carry powerful nutrients like iron, potassium, fiber, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin K.
- 2 large broccoli crowns
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 cups unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk)
- Dill or croutons, to garnish
- Sauté the onion and garlic in a large pot until softened.
- Add the vegetable broth, almond milk (or coconut milk), broccoli.
- Bring all the ingredients to a simmer and keep simmering until the broccoli is soft
- When the broccoli is soft, use an immersion blender until the soup is smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!
If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use a regular blender. Just transfer the soup to the regular blender in batches, blend until smooth and put the smooth soup into a second pot. Keep doing this until the entire soup is blended.
This soup is adapted from the great dairy-free broccoli soup recipe by Kimberly at the Solluna blog.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Soup