Thai Broccoli & Coconut Soup

in vegan •  6 months ago 

It's broccoli harvest time and most of it is going to seed, because I can't keep up with it. With the man away, there's no way I can eat so much! Hence - soup. We like this one in the summer - the addition of coconut milk and the thai style flavours make it seem exotic to us, like we're on holiday, and it smells divine.

Coconut milk is just a food of vegan gods - it's a perfect substitute for cream and can be used in so many recipes. I think it tastes far better than cream - what do you think?

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Broccoli and Coconut Thai Style Soup

2 - 3 spring onions or shallots
1 - 2 garlic cloves
1 - 2 kefir lime leaves
2 tbsps of fresh sliced lemongrass
A few slices of ginger, chopped
1 tablespoon coconut oil
4 cups water with stock to taste
1.5 heads of broccoli, about a pound
1 - 2 small potatoes
1 cup coconut milk or cream (about half a tin)
A bunch of coriander (optional)
Vegan fish sauce (optional)
A lime, squeezed

Blend the onion, garlic, lemongrass, ginger and kefir lime leaves to a paste. Heat the coconut milk and stir fry for about 3 minutes. Add the potato and water and boil for a few minutes with the lid on. Add the broccoli and put the lid on, cooking all ingredients until tender. Add the coconut milk and the coriander stalks if using, simmer for two minutes, then blend in a food processor with the remaining coriander until creamy.

I garnished mine with toasted pumpkins seeds and toasted coconut - I had run out of crispy fried shallots, which are my favourite garnish ever, but they would have been amazing on top. I also added some fresh chilli to mine, but that's optional too.

Enjoy!



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Looks tasty...but we are very rare brocolli user ....if I get any for sure will try out the hot soup....
Here we have cauliflower instead of brocolli....

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I would 100% eat this. Looks/sounds delish!

Wow that looks amazing @riverflows .. I love Broccoli(probably my favourite vegetable) and I even mix it with my smoothie every morning :) On top of that the whole dish looks like just the tasty health tonic I need to get me through this long dark winter .. it's a no-brainer for me! Thank you for the recipe and thank you for the inspiration. I'm going to enjoy making this. :D

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Awesome!!! Enjoy lovely. Hubby just arrived in Blighty... suprised his Mum. He will be enjoying cold too I'm sure. Not sure enjoying is the right word haha.

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Our broccoli season is over but I'll bookmark this one and remember it next year!

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Ah, opposite ends of season... when it was harvest time in northern hemisphere I.was jealous!

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Ain't that the way...

This sounds wonderful! I like the lime addition idea. I don't use coconut milk as I love my raw milk and cream. I love creamy soups and broccoli. Most of our broccoli goes into the freezer when it comes in hot and heavy like that. It's one of the few vegs my husband will eat....

oh yum, I will be giving this a good, I do love coconut cream, I use oat cream more though, feel bad at how far the coconut cream has to travel. Oh to live somewhere where they grow xxx

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Oh oat cream that's a good idea. Yeah i stress about that too. It's so hard isn't it??

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I make something almost similar but exclude the potatoes and the fish sauce and add a lot of mint leaves. It's a meal by itself. Thank you for sharing 💚

oh my gosh... i wish someone would just make this for me right now... after a long day working outside in the cold! it looks so tasty.

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This looks and sounds delicious! I wish you could pass me some of that broccoli through the monitor! What in the world is vegan fish sauce?

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Well it's really a blend of soy and garlic and mushroom and all.sorts of things that gives the umami flavour of a real fish sauce.

Maybe I could dehydrate some broccoli and post it hahahah

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I love the word "umami" - Every time I hear a chef say it I think that it just sounds so mysterious and gorgeous. I will have to look out for something like that. It sounds like something I would get a lot of use out of.

That's ok - I'll just live vicariously though your garden and food photos for a while.

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Umami umami umami

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