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Healthy Broccoli Soup

This quick, easy and healthier "cream" of broccoli soup uses no dairy at all. Use vegetable broth and olive oil for the vegan version, or add a handful of cheese at the end for Broccoli Cheese. Whole30 compliant.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 cups
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 medium onion chopped, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 head of broccoli chopped, including stems, about 5 cups
  • 1 clove of garlic choppped
  • 1 quart chicken broth or vegetable broth for vegan/vegetarian
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


  • Heat olive oil over a medium heat until oil shimmers.
  • Add onions and sauté 2 to 3 minutes until onions are translucent.
  • Add garlic, broccoli and broth, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes or until broccoli is fork tender.
  • Remove from heat and puree soup in batches using an immersion blender or blender. Use caution when pureeing hot soup in a blender. Remember to cover the lid with a dish cloth and hold lid down to prevent burns.
  • Season soup to taste with salt and pepper.
  • If desired, add a swirl of cream, or sharp cheese before serving. (Not Whole30 or vegan)