Cream of Broccoli Soup (Vegan)

Cream of Broccoli Soup for Vegans

This vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup is quick and easy to make.



My non-vegan, meat-eating students love this soup (even though it’s vegan and gluten-free).

Serves 4

Blend the following ingredients on high speed in a blender (a Blendtec or Vitamix work the best):

1 1/2 cups water
15 ounces Great White Northern Beans (drained and rinsed if you’re using canned beans)
1/2 cup raw cashews
1tsp salt
1 Tbs brewers yeast

Sautéd broccoli cubes

Sauté the broccoli until it’s bright green.

In a medium non-stick sauce pan, sauté the following ingredients, starting with the onions and then adding the broccoli once the onions turn limp:
1 Tbs. olive oil
¼ cup finely chopped onion
1 lbs of broccoli heads, chopped into small 1-centimeter squares. About 4 cups.

When the broccoli is bright green and still slightly crunchy, pour the liquid over the broccoli/onion mixture. Add another 1 ½ cups of water and still well. Bring to a simmer. I like to add a dash of cayenne pepper.

To find out more about why I cook the way I do, see my “Healthy (er) Choices Manifesto” post

©2013 Anita Strawn de Ojeda

Anita currently teaches English to 7th-12th graders. She describes herself as a ‘recovering cancer caregiver’ who gives thanks daily that her husband has been cancer-free for ten years.

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  • Mari-Carmen Gallego

    Do you soak the cashews before you blend them?

    • Anita Ojeda

      There’s no need to soak the cashews if you have a really high powered blender. Otherwise, it wouldn’t hurt to soak them in hot water for ten minutes or so :).

  • Looks simply delicious!

  • stephanie

    Do you think I can make it without the yeast? Like many things, this is a product that’s not available where I live. Same goes for the great white northern beans….I might have to use cannellini beans or lima beans instead.

    • Anita Ojeda

      Absolutely, Stephanie! I use the Brewer’s yeast just because it’s nutritional and I can toss it in and no one would know it was there ;). I would pick cannellini beans over lima beans because they have a milder flavor. Have fun, and let me know how it turns out :)!