Cream of broccoli soup with quinoa

    1 hour 10 min

    A swirl of cashew cream is added to this filling and satisfying vegan soup made with broccoli, onion and sweet potato that's ladled over quinoa.

    1 person made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 475ml water
    • 170g quinoa, or more to taste
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 950ml homemade vegetable stock
    • 370g chopped broccoli
    • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
    • salt to taste
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg, or to taste
    • 1 pinch garam masala, or to taste
    • 1 pinch ground pepper to taste
    • Cashew cream (optional)
    • 120ml water
    • 55g raw cashews

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Bring water and quinoa to the boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
    2. Heat oil in a soup pot. Add onion; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in vegetable stock, broccoli, sweet potato and salt. Bring soup to the boil; reduce heat and simmer until broccoli and sweet potato are very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
    3. Remove soup from the heat. Puree with a hand-held stick blender until smooth. Season with nutmeg, garam masala and pepper.
    4. Combine 120ml water and cashews in a high-speed blender; puree until smooth.
    5. Pour cashew mixture into the soup and bring to the boil.
    6. Place 1/4 of the cooked quinoa in the centre of each serving bowl; ladle soup around quinoa.


    The quinoa complements the soup well if made with vegetable stock instead of water.

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    Broccoli is the dominant taste, which I like! I did not modify the recipe, other than utilizing veggie broth and it was very nice. Quinoa offers a nice protein and some great texture.  -  04 Feb 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really enjoyed this soup! I did make just a few slight changes using what I had on hand. I didn't have Garam Masala and couldn't find it during my shopping trip but looked up a recipe for it and just used a pinch of each item I had on hand. I also used a splah of masala wine I had from another soup I made recently. I think the wine adds a nice depth. It was really delicious. As a "pescatarian" I do sometimes like to try Vegan recipes and this was a great one. I was surprised by the ease of making cashew cream. Can't wait to eat the leftovers tonight!  -  05 Dec 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious soup. Good hot and cold. Do make the cashew cream.. nice addition. I was able to get a small amount of raw cashews in the bulk bins  -  19 Oct 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)