You read right – Cream of Broccoli is not only possible on a restrictive diet, but it’s also dairy-free and delicious! My version is healthy, satisfying, and nutritious. Give it a try tonight!
Cream of Broccoli Yields: 6 generous portions
3 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1-1 1/2 C baby carrots or chopped carrots
1 large broccoli head including stalk, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp flour
3 C Broth and/or water
1 1/2 C Coconut milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Start by placing olive oil and adding the chopped onion into a pot over medium heat. Sprinkle some salt and stir occasionally to wilt the onions and slightly brown them.
Next, add carrots and give that a stir alongside onion. Let cook for a few minutes to get the carrots to brown a little.
In the meantime, separate the broccoli, peel and chop the stalk, and add to pot.
Next, combine the flour with the vegetables, stirring quickly a few times.
Add the broth and/or water and the coconut milk, and stir to combine. Cover pot and simmer soup for about 10-15 minutes, until vegetables are nice and tender.
Using an immersion blender, blend the vegetables until smooth.
Add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy! You won’t be able to tell this has no cream in it!
Bon appétit! xo