Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
A hearty delicious creamy broccoli soup that doesn't taste healthy, even though it is, and is great to serve to suspicious omnis. It's my father's favorite soup and he's a die hard omni.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1⁄2 lb firm tofu
- 2 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 lb broccoli, chopped
- 1 medium russet potato, baked and peeled
- 1 teaspoon vegetables, boullion
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- In a large pot sautee onions, celery, and a pinch of salt until browned.
- Add in garlic and sautee 30 seconds.
- Add mixture to your blender with 1 cup of water and the tofu. Puree until completely smooth.
- In the same pot, bring 1.5 cups of water to a boil. Stir in bullion, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Add in broccoli and cover the pot. Steam the broccoli until tender.
- Mash the peeled baked potato and stir it into the broccoli.
- Stir in contents of the blender and bring to a simmer.
- Add about 1/3 of the soup back into the blender and puree for a good 30 seconds. Add it back to the pot and bring back to a simmer.
- If the soup is too thick, you can add some additional water. Season to taste. Chances are you'll need more salt. It serves 4 large bowls of soup.
I've made it twice now (for my conivorous family) and we have all loved it both times - i do however end up adding fresh basil and i use veggie stock instead of water and veggie boullion, so maybe thats where i am getting off on the flavor alittle. Great recipe though thanks for posting, will definately be making agian!
This is wonderful. I have made it several times and have found that if you blend the tofu first and then gradually add the water it turns out consistently creamy.
Made this for when my veggie son & DIL were over & we all really enjoyed it! I did use lemon pepper for the called-for S&P, & also used just a dash of cayenne pepper! Oh, yes, & as usual for me, I DIDN'T peel the potato but cut it into small-size cubes & steamed it! You've posted a really great recipe, & I'm keepin' hold of it for future use! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in the current Pick A Chef]