Broccoli Soup

Curated by Keir (Lead Guide)


5 cups vegetable stock

1 tablespoon oil

3 medium heads of broccoli, chopped

6 cloves of garlic, minced

1 medium carrot, diced

3 stalks of celery, chopped

1 medium - large yellow onion, diced

Juice of ½ a lemon

Fine sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper (to taste)

Garnish: Smaller broccoli florets (raw)


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes




Will keep well in the refrigerator for a few days.

Freezes well for a couple of months


Fry. On a medium-high heat in a large pot, add the oil and the onion. Once the onion is translucent, add the carrot, celery and potato and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Flavour. Stir in the garlic, cook for about another minute and then add the vegetable stock. Continue to cook until the potato is soft, about 10 minutes.

Green it up! Add the broccoli and cook for 5 more minutes until the broccoli is soft, then remove from heat.

Whuz. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until completely pureed or to the consistency you enjoy.

Season. Stir in the lemon juice and season, to taste, with seat salt and black pepper.

This delicious recipe is already 100% plant-based!
To make this plastic-free use vegetables bought fresh and plastic-free from markets, CSA programs and even some supermarkets.
Support your local farmers by looking to your local Farmers' Market and stockists of locally farmed vegetables.
Potatoes are typically available fresh in BC Jun through December, broccoli June through November, onions August through March, carrots June through January, celery May through December and fresh garlic June through October
Check out what foods are in season in BC when HERE.
You can also look at We Heart Local BC for updates each month as to what's in season.
Another great way to ensure you're using seasonal produce is to subscribe to a CSA Box with a local farm and structure your meals around the seasonal produce you've received that week!
If you can't buy a locally grown fruit or vegetable, it's better to buy such produce when it is in season in the country it's imported from. So if you're buying lemons from Mexico, it is good to know that their peak growing season typically lasts from March til August.