Cozy Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe

This cozy broccoli soup is made with healthy ingredients that would surprise some—like cream made from cashews rather than milk from a momma cow!

Chef Allison Rivers Samson from The Dairy Detox shows how easy it is to transform plants into delicious, familiar dishes like this creamy broccoli soup. Enjoy!

Cozy Cream of Broccoli Soup
Serves 6
This hearty soup will delight you with its creaminess that comes from cashews and cauliflower. Snuggle up on a cold day with a warming bowl.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
  1. 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews, soaked at least 4 hours, and drained
  2. 8 cups water, divided
  3. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  4. 1 cup diced yellow onion
  5. 1 medium head cauliflower, leaves removed, cored, and cut into medium chunks (about 3 cups)
  6. 3 medium stalks broccoli, separated into bite-sized florets (about 4-5 cups) and peeled stems cut into medium chunks (about 1-2 cups)
  7. 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  8. 1 clove garlic, minced
  9. 1 tablespoon salt
  10. 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a blender, process cashews and 1 cup water to make a completely smooth cashew cream.
  2. Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat and add oil. Sauté onion, cauliflower, broccoli stems only, and marjoram for 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 2 minutes more. Add remaining 7 cups water, cashew cream, and salt. Bring to a boil, then lower to medium heat, cover, and cook until vegetables are very soft, approximately 20 minutes.
  3. Using an immersion blender or carefully in 2-3 batches using a standard blender, purée soup base until completely smooth. Add broccoli florets and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until broccoli is bright green and tender. Add pepper to taste and serve hot.
  1. This soup is exceptionally versatile. If broccoli isn’t your favorite, feel free to substitute different veggies instead, like potatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, or corn.
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Recipe by Allison Rivers Samson from The Dairy Detox Cookbook.

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