For the last 6 years, I have been making this soup for my parents and sister when I was in Toronto and they love it. It is also one of my favourite classic soups to make in the cold winter months in Calgary not only because I love broccoli, but because it feels so satisfying to eat and is quick to make in the evening after you come home from a long work day.
You can make it without onion and it will still taste good but the onion adds that little extra flavour. You can use the PC Organics Vegetable broth if you would like or substitute it for a chicken broth/chicken stock if you are not plant-based, vegan, or, vegetarian.
The best part of this recipe is that the soup has that creamy texture and taste but there is no milk or cream in it. The creamy mouthfeel is from the starchy potatoes that contain Vitamin C and other vitamins + minerals. This means anyone who is lactose intolerant, vegan, or has a dairy sensitivity can consume this soup.
Here is the recipe – get your cozy slippers & comfy clothes on, go to your kitchen and whip up some soup for lunch or dinner, and stay warm.
Makes approximately 3-4 servings
- 1 tbsp Grapeseed oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 stalks Celery, sliced
- 2 cups Broccoli, chopped
- 2 Potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
- 1 Vegetable Stock Cube
- 2-3 cups Water
- Pepper, to taste
- On medium heat, add oil to a saucepan and let the oil warm.
- Add the onion, celery, and broccoli and let cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom
- Add the potatoes and let cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently so potatoes do not stick to the saucepan
- Add the vegetable stock cube with 2-3 cups of water, give it a stir, and let it simmer on low-medium heat for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once the potatoes, broccoli, and celery are tender, take off of the heat and use an immersion blender to blend the soup until it is a creamy, green liquid colour.
- You can place it back on low heat while adding the pepper and any other seasonings you would like.
Serve while warm! You can eat it with garlic bread, simple sourdough toast with butter, mix some rice into it or however else you eat soup.