Raw Vegan Cream of Broccoli

Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 05:11 AM Sunwarrior
Raw Vegan Cream of Broccoli 4.05/5 (81.00%) 20 votes

It is possible to get a creamy broccoli soup without cream or cheese. This cuts out a lot of saturated fat and animal proteins that can be hard on the body. This delicious soup is also raw, preserving all the nutrients and enzymes. You can allow the food processor or blender to warm it slightly for you if you like.

 Ingredients:

  • ½ cup cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped into florets
  • ½ avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • Cumin, salt, and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Drain the water from soaked cashews and process in a food processor until they reach the consistency of ricotta. Remove tough stalks from broccoli before chopping florets. You may discard the stalks or use them in another dish later, just peel the hard exterior first and chop them for an addition to salads or anything else. Add florets, avocado, garlic, and chives to processor. Process ingredients until smooth, adding water as needed, about 1/4 a cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Add spices to your taste and garnish with parsley or chives and serve. Enjoy! Makes 2 servings.

Photo of Cream of Broccoli Soup by Nouveau Raw (check out her recipe here!)

16 Responses to “Raw Vegan Cream of Broccoli”

  1. Diana L says:

    Can I sub cauliflower for broccoli?

  2. Sara says:

    Re: do raw eaters ever warm up recipes?

    I am fully raw for just about a year now. For me – room temp is fine, I don’t warm anything up before I eat. I will take ingredients out of the fridge and let them get to room temp before I use them if I don’t want a cool meal. Technically as long as it does not exceed 98 degrees its considered raw though. I have friends who for instance strain warm water over zucchini noodles to soften them up.

  3. Paula says:

    This might be a silly question, but please humour me. Do you raw eaters ever warm up your recipes? this looks lovely, but I’d like it warm.

    • Eva says:

      I consider myself somewhat “raw” as I am transitioning my diet and find that I still do use heat to warm up certain foods as it makes some things more palatable or comforting to me. I can see where this could vary by seasons and individual tastes. It’s a personal food theology and could depend on your views of “raw” in it’s fullest sense and where you might find yourself on that measure.

  4. Asha says:

    Sounds yummy!!!
    I was just wondering… why DISTILLED water?

  5. Sound yummy, might just have to give it a go!xx

  6. Sam says:

    Do you cook the broccoli first?

  7. Janice says:

    I make this soup but use blended chick peas to make it creamy!!

  8. Ally says:

    Anyway to make this nut-free?


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