Vegan Broccoli Cream Soup

My family used to eat at a restaurant called Black Eyed Pea often when I was a kid.  I don’t even know if those restaurants exist anymore.  Do they?  I would always order the baked potato and soup combo.  For the baked potato, I would order the broccoli cheese spud, which was a baked potato topped with broccoli cheese soup.  For the soup, I would order broccoli cheese soup.  So, yes, it was a double broccoli cheese platter, essentially.

I saw a vegan version of a creamy broccoli soup soup in Terry Walter’s Clean Start and used it for inspiration for a vegan broccoli cheese soup for lunch last week.  Here is my modified recipe:

Vegan Creamy Broccoli Cheese-ish Soup

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c diced onion
  • 2 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 4 c chopped broccoli – stalks and florets
  • 2 c rice milk
  • 1 c oatmeal
  • 1/2 c nutritional yeast
  • 2 c vegetable broth
  • 1 c water
  • miso
  1. Saute the garlic and onion in grapeseed oil until soft in a large Dutch oven.
  2. Add broccoli, rice milk, oats, vegetable broth and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes, or until broccoli is soft.
  3. Stir in nutritional yeast and blend (I used an immersion blender) to creamy.
  4. If desired, stir in some miso prior to serving.  Don’t boil the miso if you want to maintain the health benefits.

Kid’s Plate:

My Bowl (with miso):

My daughter liked it.  My little guy took one bite and literally spit it out.  2 out of 3 isn’t so bad.

Where did your family like to dine when you were growing up?

 

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12 responses to this post.

  1. Lol…Bonanza? Black Eyed Pea sounds much more interesting!

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  2. Double broccoli cheese platter sounds right up my alley! I love the cheesh-ish title, and this soup sounds absolutely delicious! My family’s restaurant of choice when I was growing up was Red Lobster, yuck! 🙂

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  3. I just made some cheesy broccoli soup last week and I LOVE IT!!!

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  4. we loved eating at perkins (it’s a chain restaurant but i’ve never seen them outside of wisconsin). we went every sunday after church and my sister and i got the buttermilk bear: 2 little pancakes and one big one in the shape of a bear. it had chocolate chip eyes and a dollop of butter for a nose. we loved it.

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  5. What are all the benefits of miso? I’ve never tried any before.

    This soup sounds delicious! And yes 2 out of 3 is great success. The oats in there are very unique.

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  6. Posted by Kate on February 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    i bought some nutritional yeast last summer and had no idea what to do with it. had it only been soup season…. 🙂

    we ate at perkins or a local resturaunt called d micheal b all the time when i was a kid. it was easiest way for our family to have dinner together in jr high and high school since my brother and i were involved in different activities. i love the chicken tender melt at perkins!

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  7. […] I had a bowl of Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup. […]

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