Romanesco broccoli, sometimes known as Romanesco cauliflower, is a beautiful vegetable that has tightly packed, lime green florets in the shape of a flower. It has a nuttier taste compared to broccoli or cauliflower and is perfect for making a velvety vegan soup.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add carrot, shallot, and celery; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add Romanesco broccoli and potatoes.

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  • Pour hot water into the saucepan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, covered, until broccoli and potatoes are soft, about 40 minutes. Puree soup with an immersion blender until smooth.

Cook's Notes:

You can serve as-is or add some grilled prawns on top.

Puree soup in a food processor instead of using an immersion blender if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; 13.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 150 mg sodium. 39.4 g carbohydrates; 5.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2017
So delicious. Like one of the other reviewer s I added 10 ounces of broccoli instead of the 3 ounces. I also added a couple of tablespoons of nutritional yeast and it tasted just like cream of broccoli soup with cheese. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2017
The recipe was a little bland. Added a couple really small cloves of garlic a sprinkling of red pepper flakes a bay leaf and a little nutritional yeast for some umami per the recommendation of another reviewer. Held back on adding any salt until the soup was done. I thought it was still a little bland but the husband added croutons and thought it was pretty good. If we try again since it doesn't use the whole head of romesco will roast some florettes in the oven to garnish the final soup with the beautiful romesco and a little flavored olive oil with croutons. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2017
So delicious. Like one of the other reviewer s I added 10 ounces of broccoli instead of the 3 ounces. I also added a couple of tablespoons of nutritional yeast and it tasted just like cream of broccoli soup with cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2020
I made a few changes and this turned out A-MAZE-ING. My partner and I are not vegetarian, so I used grass-fed butter instead of olive oil and chicken stock instead of veggie broth. I also used parsnip in addition to the carrot, and added one large clove of garlic, minced. A bit of nutritional yeast and MSG (don't @ me, it's delicious) rounded out the umami, and I used a full head of romanesco (it came to 8 oz of florets after trimming/coring/chopping). I also added a small dash of chili paste. I made this in my multicooker and it took less than 30 minutes once the veggies were chopped. Garnished with some Annie's Organic White Cheddar Bunny Tail Puffs (WAY better than croutons IMO), it was one of the best things I've ever eaten. I had three huge bowls, to the point that I felt slightly ill, and still wanted more. Ridiculous. I will be going back to my local natural foods store, buying them out of romanesco, and preppjng/freezing as many pounds as possible. 10/5 stars Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
Yummy and easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2016
Delicious creamy soup. No need to change a thing. Grazie Luigina! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2017
So delicious. Like one of the other reviewer s I added 10 ounces of broccoli instead of the 3 ounces. I also added a couple of tablespoons of nutritional yeast and it tasted just like cream of broccoli soup with cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2017
Turned out yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2017
This is delicious! The only thing is the romanesco was not enough for me 3.5 oz is a small amount. It was so watery so I used almost the whole head of romanesco and it turned out great! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2017
The recipe was a little bland. Added a couple really small cloves of garlic a sprinkling of red pepper flakes a bay leaf and a little nutritional yeast for some umami per the recommendation of another reviewer. Held back on adding any salt until the soup was done. I thought it was still a little bland but the husband added croutons and thought it was pretty good. If we try again since it doesn't use the whole head of romesco will roast some florettes in the oven to garnish the final soup with the beautiful romesco and a little flavored olive oil with croutons. Read More