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Vegan spinach & broccoli soup, topped with smoked tofu croutons!

on 04/03/2013
A tasty, smooth & silky broccoli soup! Vegan & GF!

A tasty, smooth & silky broccoli soup!
Vegan & GF!

Today, I made this tasty vegan broccoli & spinach soup. I served it with topped fried smoked tofu bits, for  a more filling & healthy meal! This is a more smooth & silky soup with a hint of vegan cheese flavour in it. ( nutritional yeast )


Read on How I made this lovely silky smooth soup!

Recipe: For a whole lot of soup = 11 cups = 2750 ml


1 large head of broccoli, about 500 gr, big hard stem removed, cut into smaller florets, washed & cleaned

500 gr spinach leaves, cleaned, big stalks removed, washed & spun dry

nutritional yeast : 4 tablespoons

1 white onion, peeled & cut up into chunks

1 medium potato, peeled & cut up finely

3 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & finely cut up

1000 ml of a good hot vegan & GF vegetable stock

500 ml of unsweetened soy milk

black pepper, finely grinned

Maldon sea salt

200 gr of vegan & gluten-free organic smoked tofu, drained, pad dry on kitchen paper & cut into 0.5 cm chunks with a sharp knife / I use Provamel/ I used 1 pack of 200 gr smoked tofu for 4 persons! Add more for the rest of the soup! Just calculate!

a GF & vegan butter


1. Take a pressure cooker & heat up on medium high. Whet hot, add some knobs of GF & vegan butter & let it melt. Add cut up onion, garlic & potato chunks. Stir often. Fry for about 5 minutes. Now, add spinach. Push the spinach down into the pot & let it wilt a bit. Then, add broccoli florets. Push it down into the pot.  Add hot vegetable stock & stir everything round in the pot. Now, add nutritional yeast & unsweetened soy milk. Stir everything well round into the pot. Heat up on high.

2. When starting to boil, place the fitting lid of the pressure cooker in place like you normally do. Leave it on the high heat for about 6 to 7 minutes or until the nozzle is sizzling all the time. Now, turn the heat off & with help of a large wooden spoon, set the nozzle open & set the steam free! Leave it there until there is no steam left. Carefully, remove the lid.

3. Mix the soup, in a few batches, until completely smooth. I did this in 2 times, using My Vitamix. I mixed it completely fine. Now, taste your soup. I added 15 grins of finely milled black pepper & 1 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt.

4. In the meantime, heat a non-stick pan on high heat. Add a knob or 2 of vegan & GF butter & let it melt. Add the chunks of smoked tofu & fry until crispy & browned on all sides. Season with Maldon sea salt & finely grinned black pepper. Taste!

5. Laddle your soup in soup bowls & divide your smoked tofu croutons over the top, in the middle of your soup. Happy Eating! ;)


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90 responses to “Vegan spinach & broccoli soup, topped with smoked tofu croutons!

  1. Oh my, I LOVE the croutons! Can’t wait to try this super healthy looking soup : )

  2. Susanne Haun says:

    I want to cook it tomorrow! Thank you, I report you about the taste….

  3. Koko says:

    This looks amazing, Sophie! I could tell you used your Vita-mix…it’s so silky smooth! What a healthy, nutritious soup. Very good idea for the croutons!

  4. Looks amazing Sophie! Look at the color – I am sure I am getting healthier just from looking at it 🙂

  5. Bernice says:

    I never had a soup like this. I have had broccoli soup. This soup has a nice rich color which I bet translates to a lot of good nutrients! Very pretty to look at. 🙂

  6. Liz says:

    pretty:-) That is a whole lot of soup, Sophie! Love the green and those croutons are just plain mouthwatering. They would make great snacks, too, yes?

  7. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Looks delicious Sophie. The croutons sounds fab too. Love the colour!

  8. A very healthy and beautiful soup. Green is definitely my colour.

  9. narf77 says:

    YUMMO Sophie! I especially love the smoked tofu croutons 🙂

  10. afracooking says:

    Such a fab ideas to make tofu-croutons. I can just imagine them on my next soup or salad!

    • Sophie33 says:

      Yes, they are pretty good & tasty, fried in some vegan butter & added sea salt flakes & black pepper too! 🙂 Enjoy! x

  11. Blond Duck says:

    I love those smoked croutons!

  12. Katarina says:

    What a lovely soup and the color is beautiful! Have a great day!

  13. Norma Chang says:

    You sure are getting the most out of your Vitamix, gorgeous green color.

  14. Sheila says:

    yay i love that a vitamix was involved! i’m currently obsessed with my vitamix. i love the tofu-crouton idea too!

    • Sophie33 says:

      I also love my Vitamix. You can only buy it in 2 shops in Belgium! I love my power machine a lot! It stands on my kitchen counter!

  15. Ina Gawne says:

    That is one delicious looking soup Sophie! Yummm!

  16. liveblissful says:

    gorgeous colour! i bet it tastes good

  17. Jim Brennan says:

    You are pushing me closer and closer to the vegan world.

  18. theintolerantchef says:

    Isn’t this so pretty! I bet it tastes as good as it looks too 🙂 I’ve never seen smoked tofu, but I’ll be on the look out!

  19. hotlyspiced says:

    That’s a beautiful looking soup, Sophie. So colourful. I love how vibrant the green is and of course, no soup is complete without croutons! xx

  20. Tammy says:

    Perfect Sophie! We have so much broccoli and spinach right now!

  21. great fusion dish, the color gradation is beautifull too..

  22. Blond Duck says:

    Happy Tuesday!

  23. winnymarch says:

    i want to try this sophie,, thank u so much

  24. Velva says:

    Holy cow! That looks healthy! It is healthy and delicious too.

  25. So green, so good! I was just thinking of trying out tofu croutons, so thanks for confirming in advance that it definitely would be a delicious concept. 😉

    • Sophie33 says:

      Yes & here it is smoked tofu croutons, well fried of course & seasoned with sea salt & black pepper! ooh so good!

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  27. That green is so beautiful my friend, what a healthy and wonderful dish 😀


  28. It looks so lovely and creamy Sophie! I love that vibrant green colour too 😀

  29. Candy says:

    Looks gorgeous and sooo green – beautiful 🙂

  30. Potatoes and green! This one can come to the St Patrick’s Day party too! 🙂 DELISH!

  31. gotasté says:

    I love the wonderful green and it is so healthy and nutritious. Thank you for sharing this beautiful recipe.

  32. Tandy says:

    Sounds delicious and looks so good!

  33. Barbara says:

    Tofu croutons? I LOVE that idea Sophie! What a gorgeous color your soup is. YUM

    • Sophie33 says:

      Yep: it is a great & tasty idea! On top of that I used smoked tofu: that is way better here! fried of course!

  34. twbarritt says:

    Gorgeous green!!! Looks so tasty, Sophie!

  35. Carolyn Jung says:

    The tofu croutons are genius! They look so cute, plus they have all that great protein to boot.

  36. Sally says:

    Have lots of spinach in my veg box so this is an excellent recipe for right now.

  37. bvedsted says:

    I have nominated you for the Best Moment Award! Congrats on a really great blog!

  38. Mitzie Mee says:

    Tofu croutons? I’ve never had that. Usually I avoid tofu since I think it tastes a bit like..nothing, but smoked tofu really sounds delicious. Thanks for all your healthy food inspiration:)

  39. lucylox says:

    seriously yum – and seriously healthy too 🙂

  40. sybaritica says:

    Lovely looking soup! I don’t think I’ve seen smoked tofu before. Is the texture much different from the usual packaged variety?

  41. Karen says:

    Wow…look at the vibrant color of the soup. Beautiful.

  42. Kiran says:

    Oh my gosh! Smoked tofu?!? I need it in my life 🙂

  43. katrina berg says:

    Enjoyed this soup over the weekend…eating the leftovers over wheat penne tonight. Substituted coconut milk for the soy…it was delicious, thx so much!

  44. Aoife.D says:

    Smoked tofu croutons sound unreal! I’ve never cooked tofu I have to admit, but I do love to eat it out. Maybe one day soon I’ll be brave enough to try it at home. The colour of the soup is fab too!

  45. I’m always looking for recipes that have as their main ingredients green leaved and cruciferous veggies. This one I will have to try.

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