Cream of Broccoli Soup - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Vegan ‘Cream of Broccoli’ Soup

Spring is all about beautiful green vegetables, and the nutty, rich flavor of broccoli makes for a perfectly invigorating meal. Broccoli is chock full of beta-carotene, selenium, and zinc, which makes it a powerful immune system booster that helps protect the body against springtime illnesses. This broccoli soup is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes. It’s a creamy, indulgent, and healthy comfort food that requires very little prep time. To make matters even better, it’s gluten-free and dairy-free! Overall, this soup is a treat for your taste buds and a gift to your body.


  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2-3 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Total Time: 20 minutes


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add the broccoli and sprinkle with 1 tsp salt. Saute for two minutes.
  2. Add vegetable broth and boil about ten minutes – until broccoli is completely cooked.
  3. Add black pepper, basil, and cashew butter. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add lemon juice and serve.

Enjoy your creamy, delicious, vegan cream of broccoli soup!

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