I have used my Instant Pot 6 Qt Duo to make this soup. Feel free to make it in any other pressure cooker, crock pot or in a Pot on the stovetop.
6clovesgarlic / 1 tablespoon minced
½cupchopped white onion
2tablespoonAlmond Floursee notes for substitute
1.5cupsor more chilled water
1cinnamon stick *
1bay leaf *
Freshly grated nutmeg *
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning blend
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Handful Steamed broccoli on top Steamed in microwave for 2 minutes.
Switch on the Instant Pot on Sauté mode.
Add in Onion, some salt and 2 tablespoon or more water. Stir for a minute until the onions are translucent. Add in the garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
Cancel Sauté mode.
Now add in 1 cup water.
Add in bay leaf, cinnamon stick, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard, salt to taste.
Press MANUAL HIGH 2 MINUTES.
Make sure the black knob is on SEALING position.
Once the IP beeps, place a dish towel on the knob and slowly with a spoon perform Quick Release i.e move it to venting.
Once the Silver pin drops it is safe to open up the Instant Pot.
With the help of two dish cloths lift the inner pot and place it on a pot holder to cool down.
Add in 1.5 cups of chilled water initially.
Discard the cinnamon and bay leaf before blending the mixture.
Add the cooled mixture to the blender with almond flour.
I blend the mixture in intervals making sure you do not overfill the blender.
Add more water or stock for desired consistency and blend until smooth.
Again, place the mixture in the pot.
Add in pepper and nutmeg.
Press sauté mode and let it come to a simmer. Stirring occasionally .
You may loosely cover it with an external lid if it tends to splatter.
Give it a taste run and adjust seasoning to your preference.
The soup will thicken more as it cools.
For making on stovetop .
Follow the instructions as given above and cook until the broccoli and cauliflower are tender. May take 10-15 minutes. The let the mixture cool. Blend and return to the pot to cook as menttioned above.
This broccoli soup recipe is oil free.You may sauté the garlic and onions using 2 teaspoon oil instead of water/ stock .Immersion blender doesn’t work here if you want super creamy soup.
Almond Flour substitutes –
Just skip it completely. Add water accordingly to reach desired consistency. Use 2 tablespoon raw cashews instead of Almond flour. Throw it in the pot with all ingredients and let it soften.Use 1 small white potato instead of Almond flour.Spices enhance taste of the soup. I have used cinnamon, bay leaf and nutmeg. Add Spices to your preference.Chilled water is used to bring down the cooking process of the broccoli and process it as soon as it cools down in a blender. Cold water will help retain the lovely green color of the soup too. You may use veg stock or vegetarian better than bullion too. If Paleo then make sure you use Paleo mustard .Skip mustard for Whole 30 diet.
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