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December 02, 2017

Creamy Broccoli Spinach Soup

By Worker Bee
11 Comments

Inline_Broccoli Soup 1Broccoli and Spinach Soup sounds like it’s going to taste a little too healthy. Rest assured, however…. Although this soup is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from the broccoli and greens, the taste is both rich and satisfying.

The depth of flavor comes from roasting broccoli, shallot, and garlic before pureeing with bone broth and a handful of fresh spinach. This alone makes a thick and creamy soup, so adding whole cream or coconut milk is optional (though, delicious).

The flavor of spinach is barely noticeable in the soup. It’s there because it’s a powerhouse green, but also because spinach gives the soup a jolt of bright green color that’s more appetizing than the usual dull green of broccoli soup.

This creamy, comforting soup is a delicious way to get a healthy helping of greens and veggies.

Servings: 4 to 6

Time in the Kitchen: 1 hour

Ingredients

ingredients

  • 2 heads broccoli (2 pounds) 900 g
  • 1/3 cup Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil (80 ml)
  • 1 shallot, chopped into chunks
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped into chunks
  • ½ teaspoon salt (2.5 ml)
  • 5 cups bone broth (or chicken stock) (1.2 L)
  • 2 cups (or handfuls) fresh baby spinach leaves (475 ml)
  • Optional: ½ to 1 cup full fat canned coconut milk or whole cream (120 ml to 240 ml)

Instructions

roasted broccoli

Preheat oven to 400º F/204º C.

Cut broccoli florets from the stems.* Chop the florets up into small pieces and toss with shallot, garlic, avocado oil and salt. Spread broccoli out on two rimmed baking sheets. Roast 30 minutes, stirring once after 20 minutes, until the broccoli is tender and darkly browned around the edges.

*Recipe tip: Save the broccoli stems for snacking or salads. Peel, slice and eat raw.

In a high-powered blender, puree broccoli, shallot and garlic mixture with bone broth and spinach until very smooth.

Pour soup into a pot and bring to a simmer. Slowly stir in coconut milk or whole cream, if desired. Simmer until hot.

The soup can be refrigerated overnight and gently reheated.

Broccoli Soup 2

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Alisa Studer
2 months 21 days ago

That looks so good, can’t wait to give it a try!

NaturalGirl
NaturalGirl
2 months 21 days ago

Looks like this recipe will be replacing my current broccoli soup.

Jason
Jason
2 months 21 days ago

Needs some lemon juice.

Shary
Shary
2 months 21 days ago

This is right down my alley. I don’t usually puree soups because I like some texture, but this would be delicious either way.

Steven Kirby
2 months 19 days ago

My current favourite is broccoli and blue Stilton soup. Here in the UK it is now cold and dark so coming home to a hot, silky soup is a delight. Dead easy to make too.

Nicole L
Nicole L
2 months 11 days ago

What is the serving size? I’m not seeing that on any recipes.

Nicole L
2 months 11 days ago

What is the serving size? I’m not seeing that on any recipes

Nika
Nika
2 months 7 days ago

This is a lot like the Splendid Table Green Soup I’ve been making for years. It works with any combo of collards, chard and kale too. It starts with lots of caramelized onions. If you eat rice, a couple TBSP of white rice can be cooked in to make a smoother texture without dairy. I like to kick mine up with some chile flakes too. When it’s a made a little thinner, it’s a nice nutrient-loaded hot drink.

Nika
Nika
2 months 7 days ago

Also meant to say, I love the idea of roasting the broccoli to add another flavor dimension!

Hope Shultis
Hope Shultis
1 month 14 days ago

Simply delicious!!

Jen @ keto diet
22 days 21 hours ago

This looks so good. Thanks for sharing this healthy and nutritious soup recipe.

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