No Waste Broccoli Avocado Soup {gluten-free, paleo, Whole30, keto, options for vegan}
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Serves: 4-6 servings
gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, Whole30, keto, vegan options
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, avocado oil, butter or ghee
  • 1 medium sweet onion (roughly chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1½ lbs broccoli, cut into florets, stems peeled and cut into rounds
  • 6 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth (water also works)
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • 2 cups baby spinach, kale, Swiss chard or other greens (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped, stems removed
  • 2 California Avocados, reserve ½ avocado for serving
For Serving:
  • fresh herbs or herb oil (see below)
  • lemon zest
  • avocado, diced or sliced
  • red pepper flakes
Herb Infused Oil for Serving:
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup roughly chopped herbs, I use parsley and basil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes
  1. Make the infused oil and set aside. Stir all the ingredients together well and set aside to use for serving the soup.
  2. In a large saucepan set over medium heat, sauté the chopped onion in oil, butter or other cooking fat just until it turns translucent and tender.
  3. Add chopped garlic, season with salt and pepper, cook for another minute or two.
  4. Add the broccoli florets and stems along with chicken broth (veggie broth or water). Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan with lid and allow to simmer until the broccoli florets and stems are tender, approximately 10-15 minutes.
  6. Add the lemon juice, greens, herbs and avocado. Stir.
  7. Turn off the heat and using a hand held immersion blender or working in batches in a high speed blender, puree the soup until creamy and smooth.
  8. Serve topped with fresh avocado, herb oil or fresh herbs, lemon zest and red pepper flakes, if you’d like.
  9. Enjoy.
To make AIP leave off red pepper flakes
To make vegan/vegetarian use vegetable broth or water
See notes above in post for additional options
Recipe by Tasty Yummies at