I love this creamy, tasty recipe that is truly vegan. Stir in coconut milk and nutmeg for an additional rich, nutty flavor.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Blend cashews and 1 cup vegetable broth in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute.

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  • Pour the remaining 4 cups vegetable broth into a large pot; add potatoes and onion. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in broccoli and basil; return to a simmer. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir cashew mixture into soup; add salt and black pepper. Bring to a simmer and immediately remove from heat. Transfer about half the soup to a blender; blend until smooth. Return blended soup to pot and stir well. Serve immediately.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; 16 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1059 mg sodium. 44.6 g carbohydrates; 12.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (121)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2012
I added a dash of cayenne pepper but other than that it was great. Will make again. We should start an Eat to Live tab to allrecipes.com Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2019
Maybe I have not had that many broccoli soups But this was not incredible for us. My whole family kind of had to force themselves to eat it. But we did haha! Very easy recipe to make. We added a little Cayanne pepper like another reviewer suggested and it helped to make it taste better. More salt also! But we likely would not choose to re-make it. Read More
143 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 124
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2012
I added a dash of cayenne pepper but other than that it was great. Will make again. We should start an Eat to Live tab to allrecipes.com Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2012
I added a dash of cayenne pepper but other than that it was great. Will make again. We should start an Eat to Live tab to allrecipes.com Thanks for sharing. Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2013
Truly truly truly delicious. I've searched far and wide for the perfect vegan broccoli soup and this one is the best bar none. I happen to love heavy cream and was about to resort to it until I found this recipe. It's so creamy! And it's not cashew-y at all (not that there'd be anything wrong with that). Another cow can live in peace. My only tweak was to use Salish alderwood smoked sea salt instead of regular. I'll say again -- delicious. I might be able to hang with this vegan thing after all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2013
Delicious! I added three chopped carrots exchanged an alternative salt product for the salt and use used only one potato. This recipe is a comfort food without the guilt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2013
An amazing recipe!! After reading reviews saying it "needed something" I added 1 tsp dried dill 1/2 tsp dried rosemary an 1 tsp dried parsley when I added in the 4 cups of vegetable broth and the flavor turned out phenomenal. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2013
Picking really good vegan recipes can be a crapshoot as they sometimes combine one or more ingredients to replace a tried and true one... like milk/cream in this case. This one makes cream by blending cashews with broth. If not told beforehand many people eating this soup would not identify cashews being used as the taste is surprisingly subtle. Perhaps it shouldn t be surprising as almond or soy milk might work fine here if subbed for cashew cream. For us this soup seriously needed seasoning. Having made that adjustment it was pretty good but more tinkering is needed to take this up a notch... like a glug of dry white wine. Overall a healthy choice but we used a low sodium broth and omitted the salt given the relative high sodium content for just one bowl of soup. Nakkeya thank you for creating this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2013
LOVED IT!!! Never used cashew cream and didnt know what it was until I found this recipe. Now I use cashew cream all the time. This is an easy tasty recipe. I add nutritional yeast to my serving bowl for a little cheesy flavor!! This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2014
Added 1/4 cup nutritional yeast and herb de provence. Also did 4 cups broth in pot and then used water to mix with cashews. YUM!!!! my kids LOVED it. And my daughter who is the BIGGEST fan of the real one with cheese- she asked for seconds! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2014
All five of us loved this recipe! Did substitute coconut milk for some of the broth. My husband added a little Tabasco sauce. I will try the cayenne pepper suggestion next time. Definitely a keeper! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2014
I was so hoping this recipe would be good and it exceeded my expectations! Delicious! Looking forward to trying different vegetable versions - first up: asparagus! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2019
Maybe I have not had that many broccoli soups But this was not incredible for us. My whole family kind of had to force themselves to eat it. But we did haha! Very easy recipe to make. We added a little Cayanne pepper like another reviewer suggested and it helped to make it taste better. More salt also! But we likely would not choose to re-make it. Read More