brocolli soup with brownies on top

Broccoli Soup Without Milk or Cream

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.

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brocolli soup with brownies on top

Broccoli Soup Without Milk or Cream


  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: good for 6 serving 1x

Description

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.


Ingredients

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  1. 2 large broccoli crowns
  2. 1 onion chopped
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  5. 1 cups unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk)
  6. Dill or croutons, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Add the vegetable broth, almond milk (or coconut milk), broccoli.
  2. Bring all the ingredients to a simmer and keep simmering until the broccoli is soft
  3. When the broccoli is soft, use an immersion blender until the soup is smooth.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Notes

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


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