cream of broccoli soup - vegan, paleo, keto with cashew cream
Raw Broccoli Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This Raw Broccoli Soup is thick, creamy, nutty and very un-raw-broccoli-like. It's honestly the best cream of broccoli soup I've ever had. 

Servings: 4
Calories: 387 kcal
Ingredients
Raw Broccoli Soup
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (not raw)*
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt
Cashew Cream
  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked**
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
Instructions
Cashew Cream
  1. Add all the cashew cream ingredients into a blender. Blend on the highest setting until completely smooth. Season to taste. Set 1/2 cup of the cream aside and leave the rest in the blender.

Broccoli Soup
  1. Blend all the ingredients together with the remaining cashew cream. Blend on the highest setting until completely smooth. Season to taste.
  2. To serve, pour the soup into bowls. Add a few spoonfuls of the set aside cashew cream and swirl it into the soup. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and a few leaves of parsley. Serve warm, straight from the blender.
  3. Store leftover soup covered in the refrigerator for a few days, though best within the first 24-48 hours.

Recipe Notes

*Nutritional yeast adds cheesiness to this soup. However, it's not raw so leave it out if you're going for 100% raw soup.
**Soak the cashews in water for at least 8 hours (or overnight) so they soften up and are easy to blend. To quick-soak cashews, pour boiling hot water over the cashews and soak for 1 hour uncovered. When the cashews are done soaking, drain the water and rinse the cashews thoroughly. (Note: if you do the quick soak, the soup will no longer be raw).
***Prep time does not include soaking the cashews (8 hours).

This recipe has been adapted from Alissa Cohen's cookbook Living on Live Food.

Nutrition Facts
Raw Broccoli Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 637mg28%
Potassium 816mg23%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 778IU16%
Vitamin C 56mg68%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.