Quick Broccoli Soup with Chive Oil ♥

Quick Cauliflower (or Broccoli) Soup
This is a simple broccoli soup. But it's also incredibly delicious. So I use the same technique with a head of cauliflower though left in a few chunks for texture. And the cauliflower soup is even more delicious than the broccoli! It's so extraordinarily creamy, you'd think it were laden with fat. But it's not – these are definitely Weight Watchers friendly soups.

One recipe, two completely different soups! I combined them in a Kitchen Parade column, two healthful vegetable soups on the table in minutes! Here's the column!

Quick Cauliflower Soup or Quick Broccoli Soup



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A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.

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  1. I was too lazy to cut chives from my garden to make the chive oil (it was a long day at work!), so I garnished the soup with some pesto I had in the frig, a little shredded mozzarella and sour cream. It was fabulous! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  2. Sounds like a great recipe, but since you're touting 'vegie' why not use vegetable broth instead of chicken or beef? It's much healthier!

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  3. Jules ~ Hey Jules, use whichever broth you prefer. A Veggie Venture is 'vegetables' not vegetarian even if the site is something like 90% vegetarian and 70% vegan. I hope you find lots to enjoy, here!

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  4. I made a batch of the broccoli and cauliflower soups with the thought of serving them side by side in the same bowl. However, once I tried them together, I decided to completely combine the soups. WOW! Talk about a homerun! Absolutely delicious and everyone at work was green with envy as they enjoyed the aroma of my delicious soup at lunch today. Thank you for sharing your creative talents with all of us in cyberspace. Your website has come along at just the right time for me as I am following a medical eating plan to lose weight and I am on a very restricted list of veggies. Your recipes are bringing much needed variety to my food plan. Thank you!

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  5. Cathy ~ Wow, what a great idea! I've been meaning to make these again myself - and love the idea of serving them in the same bowl too! Thank you for the very very kind words, good luck with your weight loss and health journey!

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  6. AnonymousMay 11, 2012

    this is awesome. i made the cauliflower version but added a jalapeno and leftover bit of a poblano pepper. added dash of cayenne, rosemary, cumin, and onion powder. i could not find veg stock anywhere without MSG (plus i just really do not care for the taste of veg stocks) so i just used water ad a little salt instead and it was fantastic. i have been wanting to make a blended cauliflower soup for a long time just never got around to it. im a part-time dairy free full-time vegetarian and find myself in a rut eating the same things every day. while looking for soup recipes today realized that in this simple recipe i just needed the main ingredient, so i ran out to the store and an hour later am enjoying a wonderful cup of soup! thanks for the post! will check out more soon.

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  7. Thanks for sharing! Looking up a use for some old green beans, may give this soup a try tonight. Thinking of maybe topping with some avocado and/or greek yogurt. Possibly some goat cheese? :D I will just have to try and see.

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