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Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup
The perfect vegan broccoli cheese soup: creamy, rich, bold, extremely cheesy without any cheese! Serve this is as a cosy 30-minute dinner the whole family will love. Gluten-free and oil-free.
Start by boiling the carrot and potatoes in a saucepan for 12-15 minutes, until fork tender.
Meanwhile, add the onion and cabbage to a different saucepan and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until they start to soften. Then, add the mushrooms and sauté for a further 2 minutes.
Add the broccoli, water, 1 cup of the plant based milk and tamari. Stir together and leave to simmer for 5-7 minutes, until the broccoli is bright green and soft.
Once the potatoes and carrots are cooked, drain them, but retain and set aside 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Transfer the vegetables to a blender or food processor together with the cashews, nutritional yeast, turmeric, salt, the rest of the plant based milk, lemon juice, and the cooking water. Blend until very smooth.
Stir the 'cheese' sauce into the saucepan with the broccoli. Simmer for a further 5 or so minutes to allow the soup to thicken, adding the kale around half way through to allow it to wilt.
Calories: 394kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 1282mg, Potassium: 1562mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 6329IU, Vitamin C: 78mg, Calcium: 243mg, Iron: 6mg