Ultimate Vegan Broccoli Cheeze Soup

Broccoli has never tasted so good! We promise you this creamy soup will be a hit with the kids too. You don't need dairy to make soups creamy. With this recipe, you can make a hearty broccoli soup full of flavor with aromatic spices and homemade cashew cream.


(use organic ingredients where possible)

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium brown or white onion
  • 1 medium carrot, grated (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed, grated, or finely chopped
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3 cups unsalted bone broth, divided (or chicken stock, or veggie stock), plus one cup for the cashew cream below
  • 2 tsp sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • ½ cup cashews, soaked
  • 1 cup of vegetable stock (or bone broth)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat the olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Sautée the onion with a large pinch of sea salt until soft and fragrant.
  2. Add the grated carrots and cook until soft. Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  3. Add the broccoli, cauliflower, and sea salt with black pepper and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Then add 3 cups of vegetable stock (or bone broth) and bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer 20 to 25 minutes until the broccoli and cauliflower florets are tender and can be pierced with a fork.
  5. To make the cashew cream base, purée 1 cup of bone broth with the cashews, nutritional yeast, and sea salt until the cashews are emulsified into a cream all in a high-speed blender.
  6. Leave the cashew cream in the blender, then add the cooked cauliflower florets. Purée until smooth.
  7. Reserve the cream and cauliflower mixture in another bowl, then add the rest of the broccoli, veggies, and stock to the blender. Pulse a few times until coarsely puréed.
  8. Add the broccoli mixture to the cream mixture back to the pot and stir together.
  9. Serve hot or store in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Freezes well.


You can choose to soak your cashew nuts over night otherwise you can do a quick soak, where you use hot water and soak for 1 hour.

Featuring: Elizabeth Rider
Audio Languages: English
Subtitles: English