This super easy one-pot broccoli cheese soup is vegan-friendly, and a comforting bowl of goodness that will keep you warm all winter long.
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 large sweet white onion, roughly chopped
4 large cloves of garlic
3/4 cup mini potato, halved
3 heads of broccoli, stemmed and stalked trimmed and chopped
2 cups of green kale, roughly chopped
12 cups of unsalted vegetable stock, enough just to cover the vegetables
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
1 cup oat milk
1 1/2 cups of your favourite meltable vegan cheese
To a large pot add your olive oil and heat on medium-high heat for 1 minute before adding onions. Cook the onions for 7 minutes or until translucent. Into the pot add your garlic and potatoes. Cook them for 5 minutes while stirring often to avoid burning. Scrape any brown bits that develop at the base of the pot with a wooden spoon. Add your broccoli and cook for around 15 minutes, with lid on, on medium-low heat.
Go ahead and add your green kale and cook for 2 minutes.
Increase heat to high and add your vegetable stock, salt and pepper. Bring soup to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender.
Once potatoes are tender and the oat milk and stir till well combined. Remove soup from heat and blend in a high-speed blender till smooth and creamy. You can also enjoy chunky or blended half and half, the choice is yours.
Return the blended soup to the pot and stir in your vegan cheese of choice. Stir till melted and till perfeclt silky! Test for seasoning before serving. If the soup is too thick or rich, just add more vegetable stock and stir till well combined and heat till hot throughout.
Serve with fresh garlic bread and top with cracked pepper and a small drizzling of olive oil!
Before plating check for seasoning. To serve, scoop and top with chickpeas, fresh cilantro and a drizzling of olive oil.
Be patient when cooking down the onions as they’re crucial in nailing the best flavour
Steam the broccoli in the pot until it’s soft before adding the good quality oat milk
Blend until smooth and until the kale is hardly noticeable