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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
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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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

296 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 39.4g; fat 13.8g; sodium 149.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2020
Great soup, one of my all-time faves. It's also fantastic with purple cauliflower (if you can't find romanesco) and a little bit of parsnip or turnip. Also, garlic is a must, but that's just me. Butter and chicken stock add nice flavor if you're not vegan. I haven't tried adding cheese yet, but I bet with a few ounces of a decent sharp cheddar melted in, this would rival most any broccoli cheese soup. It never goes to waste in our house ?? 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
03/29/2020
Yummy and easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2020
Great soup, one of my all-time faves. It's also fantastic with purple cauliflower (if you can't find romanesco) and a little bit of parsnip or turnip. Also, garlic is a must, but that's just me. Butter and chicken stock add nice flavor if you're not vegan. I haven't tried adding cheese yet, but I bet with a few ounces of a decent sharp cheddar melted in, this would rival most any broccoli cheese soup. It never goes to waste in our house ?? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2020
SUPER AMAZING! I used 3x the potatoes for a creamier soup. I also added a touch of garlic powder, cumin, chipotle pepper, and cayenne to add more depth to the flavors of the veggies. 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
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2021
Soooooooo good!! I added leeks bc I had some. It was great!! Thx!! Read More