Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Broccoli Cheesy Soup

I made this last night. It is getting colder outside and I thought some nice warm soup with garlic bread and a salad would be nice.

This recipe is based off of the "Broccoli Cheese Soup" recipe from Of There Ye May Freely Eat by JoAnn Rachor. I really like this recipe because it is simple and you can add ingredients or keep in simple. Also, a lot of whole foods are used. 

Broccoli Cheese Soup:

3 1/2 cups filtered water
1 2/3 cups raw, organic, chopped carrots
1 1/2 cup raw, organic, chopped potatoes
4 cups of fresh, organic, chopped broccoli  (chop into small pieces)
1 onion cut into chunks
1/2 cup raw, organic cashews
1 teaspoon sea salt

Lightly boil the carrots, potatoes and onion in the water until tender, 15-20 minutes.
Put the cashews, salt, and broccoli in the pot with the veggies and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Stir to make sure broccoli is getting cooked. Use an immersion blender to finely ground everything into creamy goodness.  If you don't have a hand held immersion blender, in stages put the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend very well. If mixture is very hot make sure to have it cool down before putting in a glass blender.

Cookin' up the veggies:

After I blended with immersion blender:

Make sure to blend really well. It took a while for me with the immersion blender, but the smoother it is, the more cheesy it tastes. 

Some modifications I made:
I used about 3/4 teaspoon of salt vs 1 teaspoon
We had run out of potatoes so I had to use sweet potato for half of the chopped potatoes
We had some left over quinoa from the night before so I stuck that in too- approximately 3/4 cup
Some organic cilantro leaves for decoration

It is a great fall and winter dish!


  1. I'm gonna try this with all Sweet Potatoes tonight, it is called Broccoli Cheese Soup but I don't see any Cheese or Alternative not even Nutritional Yeast. Does it have a cheesy flavor? I will probably add some NY to mine to cheese it up a bit.

  2. the recipe doesn't call for NY, but if you want to add some, you can. It is cheesy (the cashews make it taste rich). Just make sure to puree very well. I like this recipe because it is so simple & has only a few ingredients, yet tastes great. Let me know how yours turns out!