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Easy “Cream” of Broccoli Soup (Dairy Free)

Cream of Broccoli Soup with hot pepper garnish

Looking for a quick and easy dish requiring only a few ingredients? This broccoli soup is just the thing! It’s so satisfying, wholesome, creamy and delicious! All the while containing very few calories, without sacrificing on flavour. This soup is a perfect option for your busy weeknights. It can be made in under 20 minutes!

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Now, a creamy soup without cream. How can it be? 🙂

Here I use avocado and puree it into the soup once cooked. It adds all the creamy, delicious texture you’re looking for in soup, plus a healthy dose of good for you fat! All the while, without adding any dairy, making a suitable choice for those with intolerances. If you’re not an avocado fan (WHAT??!!), I promise you won’t taste it. It really just adds the thick delicious creamy texture to your bowl.

I like drizzling my soup in some Frank’s Red Hot sauce, garnished with fresh basil. OR my mom’s amazing recipe for homemade hot peppers that we make annually and preserve. But don’t stop there. There’s a number of ways to enjoy this simple soup. To make this a more filling meal, add a scoop of brown rice, barley, quinoa, or any of your favourite grains. Or pack some protein with some cooked or canned beans or lentils to make this a heartier dish.

Cream of Broccoli Soup in hand

Did you enjoy this broccoli soup recipe? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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Cream of Broccoli Soup with hot pepper garnish

EASY Cream of Broccoli Soup (Dairy Free)

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: gluten free, nut free, refined sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
This easy broccoli soup is made without the dairy, but with all the creaminess, using avocado to give it a delicious creamy taste.
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  • 1 tbsp cooking oil of choice
  • 1 yellow onion roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 broccoli heads cut into large florets
  • 1 avocado peeled & pitted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with your favourite hot sauce or chili flakes optional


  • In a large sauce pan over medium heat, add your cooking oil and sauté the onion and garlic for 2 minutes.
  • Add the broth and broccoli, and bring to a low boil. Cook covered for about 8 minutes until broccoli is fork tender.
  • Remove from heat, and add the avocado. Then using an immersion blender, puree the soup and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve your soup garnished with hot sauce or chili flakes if desired.


If you do not have an immersion blender, you may carefully transfer to a regular blender, processing small portions at a time. Use extreme caution and do not fill the blender to the top when blending hot liquids as this can cause spillage and burns.
Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 835mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1310IU | Vitamin C: 186mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.


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  1. Zim

    5 stars
    Yummy! I’m going to try this, esoecially because it is winter here in South Africa so good soup recipes are in order.

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