Fall is right around the corner. There’s nothing like a pot of soup on a chilly day. A few days ago a friend shared one of her favorite recipes for making Creamy Broccoli Soup. I’ve made Cream of Broccoli soup before but this recipe has more veggies and adds cashews for extra protein. I thought I’d give it a try. It was so delicious. When my husband ate a bowl of this soup he said it really hit the spot!
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Creamy Broccoli Soup
Adapted from Alexis Joseph’s Recipe from Hummusapien at hummusapien.com/vegan-cream-broccoli-soup/
Serves 6 to 8
¾ cups raw cashews soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
2 tsp of grape seed oil
2 medium onions, diced
2 stalks of celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
3 cloves of minced garlic
16 oz of broccoli
6 cups of water (set aside 1 cup)
1 to 1 ½ tsp of salt (I use Pink Himalayan salt)
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Place cashews in a small bowl covered with water. Soak for 30 minutes.
Add grape seed oil to a large pot. Bring it to medium heat.
Once hot, add onions and a pinch of salt. Saute for 3 minutes.
Now add carrots and celery and saute for another 5 minutes.
Add minced garlic and broccoli and saute for 5 minutes.
Add 5 cups of water.
Add salt & pepper.
Stir and bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat to a simmer and cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Drain cashews and place in your powerful blender. Add 1 cup of water and blend on high until it is completely smooth & creamy.
After the soup mixture has simmered for 15 minutes pour part of it into your Vitamix and blend until smooth. Pour into a different pot and continue the process. Once all the soup is blended add the cashew mixture. Stir and taste.
Feel free to add more salt & pepper according to taste.
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