"Cheesy" Broccoli Soup
I know 😬 it’s summer in my neck of the woods BUT some of us are experiencing Winter ❄️ + quite frankly AC feels like winter to me! So here is one of our fav new recipes in our home!!!
Before we dive in, I want to tell you a little about why I love broccoli! Broccoli is not just a great source of protein, iron, fiber + potassium but it is also one of our beloved cruciferous vegetables are also contain phytonutrients which are plant based compounds that are believe to help lower inflammation and prevent cancers! These veggies can help improve your immune system and for my fellow endo warriors, they help eliminate excess estrogen from our bodies! I mean, what more could you ask for!
Some other cruciferous veggies are:
Ok now on to this dairy free "Cheesy" Broccoli Soup!!
What you need (this is likely already all in your house!!):
1/2 🧅 white or yellow onion diced
1-2 cloves of 🧄 garlic diced
1 large white or yellow 🥔 potato peeled + cubed
1 large head of broccoli 🥦 cut into florets - don’t use trunk or bulky stems
4 cups (32oz) veggie broth
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Salt + pepper to taste
1 tbsp avocado 🥑 oil (or high smoke point oil of choice)
GF Vegan bread for dipping! 🥖
🥣 The recipe:
Heat the oil in a large pot that you have a lid for
Add the garlic + onion to pot + sauté until they become fragrant
Add the potatoes, broccoli + broth
Bring to a simmer
Add nutritional yeast, salt + pepper
Cover + simmer for 20 mins
Remove for heat + blend with immersion blender*
Top with red pepper flakes 🌶 if thats your jam
Enjoy with your fav dunk-able bread + viola!
*if you don’t have an immersion blender you can blend this in a regular blender but I would highly recommend letting the soup cool for at least 10 minutes. If it gets too cool, you can always warm it right back up in your pot.