Cream of Broccoli Soup

Minoo and Tanni teamed up to demonstrate in the Gilmore Park Church community kitchen. Two person demo makes the job lighter and less stressful. This is a good way to encourage participation.


Minoo made a Cream of Brocolli Soup. The recipe calls for evaporated skim milk which makes this creamy soup low fat. However, Minoo did not have evaporated milk on hand and she replaced it with half and half.

Here are some nutritional facts of broccoli:

  • high in Vitamin C
  • rich in soluble fiber
  • contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties
  • high in Vitamin K

Broccoli can be eaten raw in salad or hor-d’oeuvre. It can be boiled or steamed but boiling reduces the levels of anticancer compounds. Preferred preparation methods which will not reduce the presence of anticancer compounds are steaming, microwaving and stir-frying.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 large cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1 celery rib, coarsely chopped
  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium all purpose potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 12oz can evaporated milk
  • a teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


Click on the link below for the instructions.


brocollisoup-20-300x200Heat olive oil in a large soup pot.

Add onion and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes.

brocollisoup-18-300x200Add the broccoli, celery, carrots and potatoes.

Saute for another 5 minutes.

Add flour and mix well. The flour acts as a thickener.

brocollisoup-17-300x200Add broth and water.
brocollisoup-16-300x200Add the parsley. You may use fresh parsley here.
brocollisoup-15-300x200Flavour with cumin which is optional.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cover and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.

brocollisoup-13-300x200Puree the vegetables with a hand held mixer or you may use a blender and do it in batches.
brocollisoup-12-300x200Add the evaporated milk and mix well.

Cover and simmer on low heat for 10 more minutes.

Serve warm. This is a great soup for cold days.

You may freeze the soup in ziploc bag or single portion size containers. It makes a handy soup any time. Just reheat them in a sauce pan on low heat.

Minoo, thank you for a great soup recipe.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. KimHo

    Hi Suanne,

    According to this article, microwaving broccoli might not be a good option (look under tips to cooking broccoli). In fact, it seems, in general, microwaving food is not a good thing…

  2. gaga

    Oh, I love this healthier version. It’s a great time of year for soup too!

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