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Cream of Broccoli Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Shared by: Rebecca


  • 4 cups broccoli chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli florets for garnish
  • 1/2 cup dried shiitake mushrooms soaked in 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 small potatoes chopped
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk not in can - see photo (I use So Delicious unsweetened in the green container.)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Soak 1/2 cup of dried shiitake mushrooms in 1 cup of hot water. Let soak for at least 15 minutes. Set aside.
  • Chop 4 cups of broccoli plus 1 cup of broccoli florets for garnish. Steam the broccoli for 5-10 minutes, or until tender.
  • While waiting for the broccoli to cook, simmer two cups of vegetable broth in a large pot. Add the shiitake mushrooms and the soak liquid. Cube two small potatoes and add to the pot with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until tender.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, place the broth, shiitakes, and potatoes into your blender or Vita-Mix. Puree until completely liquified. This creates the smoky flavored base for your "cream" sauce! After pureeing, return contents to pot.
  • Add two cups of unsweetened coconut milk to blender or Vita-Mix. Add half of the steamed broccoli (reserving 1 cup of florets as garnish). Puree broccoli and add to pot.
  • Place the remaining broccoli in the blender or Vita-Mix with enough soup liquid to cover. For the Vita-Mix, pulse on 3 for 7- 8 pulses until the veggies are chopped into small pieces (not not pureed). If using a blender, blend for about 4 seconds on chop, or to your desired texture.
  • Transfer broccoli mixture to the pot and stir well. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Garnish with broccoli florets.

Bon appetit!