OK, so this soup may have a bit of an identity crisis. It's not vegan but has some dairy-free ingredients, mainly because I used what I had on hand and what I like to do to keep the amount of dairy down. So, if you want it one way or the other, sub in all dairy or replace the dairy with non-dairy ingredients. It's all good! The nutritional yeast is optional but I like the extra nuttiness and layer of rich cheesy flavor it adds.
I did go with a Panera vibe for this soup. We don't have Panera in Hawaii so making a similar version at home is a good option. Also, I do blend up almost all of my broccoli soup because oddly enough, it's the only way broccoli agrees with my stomach. You can leave more un-blended if you want a chunkier soup.
Let's take a look into the Souper Sundays kitchen and see who is here:
Simona of briciole is here with a creamy Romanesco Broccoli Soup (my soup's cooler, more sophisticated cousin!) ;-) that she made for this round of Cook the Books. She says, "The main ingredient of my current favorite soup is one of my favorite vegetables: Romanesco broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica).
It's impossible not to be fascinated by this vegetable's shape, its
geometric beauty. And it is not just pretty, it has also a great flavor,
a cross between broccoli and cauliflower, and slightly nutty."
Crafty Gardener made Sausage and Bean Soup, saying "There is nothing like comfort food on a really cold day and this ‘Soup’er recipe is just that. It really isn’t all homemade but it is made at home! Most of
the ingredients come right from the can and just get all mixed in and
cooked together. But sometimes you just need a quick hearty meal to
(If you aren't familiar with Souper Sundays, you can read about of the origins of it here.
To join in this week's Souper Sunday's linkup with your soup, salad or sandwich:
- Link up your soup (stew, chili, soupy curries, etc. are fine), salad, or sandwich dish, (preferably one from the current week or month--but we'll take older posts too) on the picture link below and leave a comment on this post so I am sure not to miss you. Also please see below for what to do on your blog post that you link up to Souper Sundays in order to be included in the weekly round-up.
On your entry post (on your blog):
- Mention Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammies) Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen and add a link back to this post. (Not to be a pain but it's polite and only fair to link back to events you link up at--so if you link a post up here without linking back to this post or my blog on your post, it will be removed.)
- You are welcome to add the Souper Sundays logo to your post and/or blog (completely optional).
Have a happy, healthy week!