Gluten Free, Vegan, Very Easy Broccoli Soup

It seems everyone in my house has a different food issue. This year, because of increasingly poor health, my daughter decided to try becoming a vegetarian. Surprisingly, (to her meat eating Momma) her health has improved dramatically. Even to the point of no longer requiring her prescription of iron supplements. The only problem I have with her new diet, is finding things that I can cook for both of us. Vegetarian AND gluten-free is a pretty narrow window.


Hey Friends!! It’s take me a while, but I’ve actually discovered an even easier way to make this soup! I’ve been putting all the ingredients in the blender and pureeing them  before I cook the soup. Not sure why I hadn’t thought of it before, but it’s so much easier than cooking the soup, waiting for it to cool, blending it, reheating it, and finally, after all that waiting, serving it. I’ve been making this soup when I have the time (which I don’t need much of anymore) and keeping it in the freezer in quart sized ziplock bags. It makes a fantastic easy lunch or first course for company. If you’re looking for a way to incorporate more plant based food into your diet, or if your daughter has suddenly gone vegetarian, and you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, then this is a good recipe to have on hand.

I’ve updated the recipe card so it’s easy to print out and keep in your binder. I hope it’s as wonderful an addition to your recipe collection as it has been to mine.

Gluten Free, Vegan, Very Easy Broccoli Soup
 
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Recipe type: soup
Cuisine: Gluten Free
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Start in the blender, finish on the stove, this soup is a favorite at our house because it's fast, easy, and delicious.
Ingredients
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • medium onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans water (use the chickpea can) or 1 32 oz box of Swanson vegetable broth
  • 14 oz bag frozen broccoli florets
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, except for salt, in a large blender
  2. Blend until very smooth.
  3. Pour into medium sized sauce pan.
  4. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 15 minutes until the texture is soft (the vegetables need to cook).
  5. Taste and add salt.
  6. Serve immediately.
  7. Non vegan option: top with shredded cheddar cheese.

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  2. Played around with the recipe a little too! I added some green pepper puree. I hit the blender button a little tooooo long when meaning to just chop the green pepper the other day. Saved it figuring I could work it in to something. I also added some cayenne and an avocado. Made for a creamer texture and a little bit of spice!

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