Recipe: Creamy Broccoli Rabe Soup with Quinoa

January 29, 2016

Broccoli rabe is a favorite of mine! I posted earlier this week a few times I had it just this past weekend. Well, Andy Boy (the broccoli rabe people) emailed me with two recipes they wanted to share with my readers. I will post one today and one next week. This looks so good! I will be making it within the next week! In-joy!


 (image courtesy of Andy Boy


Creamy Broccoli Rabe Soup with Quinoa (vegan, gluten free, plantbased)

Serves: 4
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30-35 mins
Total: ~45 mins



  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, ends trimmed

  • 1 ½ Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and fresh pepper

  • 1 Tbsp. unrefined coconut oil

  • 2 Leeks, trimmed, white and light green parts sliced thin

  • 2 Large cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ Tsp. coriander seeds

  • 1 Medium potato or 2 small, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch chunks

  • 3 ½ Cups low-sodium vegetable broth

  • ½ Cup unsweetened cultured non-dairy yogurt (preferably unsweetened cultured coconut yogurt), plus more serving

Crispy Quinoa

  • 1 Cup cooked quinoa

  • 3-4 Tsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt, to taste


1. To crisp the quinoa, heat 3 teaspoons of olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Once the skillet is hot, add the quinoa and a couple pinches of salt; cook until crisp and golden. You will hear the quinoa pop and see it brown a bit when it’s ready, about 8 to 10 minutes. (If you notice the quinoa sticking or burning in places, add the remaining teaspoon of olive oil.) Remove from heat and place in a clean bowl; set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.  In a bowl, toss together broccoli rabe, olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste until broccoli rabe is evenly coated.  Turn broccoli rabe out onto prepared pan and cook for 15-20 minutes, until tender and lightly browned. Set aside.

3. While broccoli rabe is roasting, sauté the leeks. Heat a large soup pot over medium heat, when pot is hot add the coconut oil and leeks; stir and cook until soft and translucent in color, about 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and coriander seeds, and stir for 30-40 seconds, until fragrant. Add the sliced potatoes, broth, ¾ teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste; bring soup to a boil, cover, and turn

down to a simmer. Cook soup until potatoes are tender and can be easily pierced with a sharp knife, about 15-20 minutes.

4. Add roasted broccoli rabe – reserving a few smaller pieces for serving – and yogurt; stir and simmer for another 2 minutes, turn heat off.  Let soup cool for about 10 minutes before pureeing.

5. In batches, puree soup in a food processor or blender on high. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if needed. Return the soup to the pot and bring to a boil. Serve soup and top with crispy quinoa, an extra dollop of yogurt, and extra pieces of roasted broccoli rabe.

Recipe courtesy of Andy Boy.



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