I came up with my version of creamy vegetable soup in the Instant Pot.
I was out of town unexpectedly recently and left with a refrigerator full of vegetables. When I got back, I realized that I needed to use some of the produce quickly or I was going to have to throw it out. It was more than I could eat in one sitting so I tried to come up with a creative solution.
We’ve shared a variety of vegetable recipes on this site. Chris shared a recipe for vegetable soup. I didn’t have enough variety of veggies to make her recipe so had to come up with something different.
Creamy Vegetable Soup in the Instant Pot
Here’s the recipe I created. I used the Instant Pot for this though I suspect you could make this on your stove top. This ended up being a quick and easy recipe that was came out well.
I took the head of broccoli and chopped it roughly into large pieces, including the stalks. There was a bag of Brussels sprouts that needed to be used so I cleaned them. I ended up with about a pound of broccoli and a half pound of Brussels sprouts.
I think you could switch out the vegetables to something different. Perhaps a squash and carrots would be good. Cauliflower added with either the broccoli or the Brussels sprouts would be good.
Experiment with different combinations of vegetables for a variety of quick and easy soups.
I put all the ingredients in the Instant Pot and set it for 10 minutes.
I think you could make this soup with any number of vegetable combinations.
1 pound chopped broccoli
1/2 pound Brussels sprouts
½ yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tsp ground ginger (fresh ginger would be great)
1 can coconut milk
1.5 cups of chicken broth
Juice of half a lemon
Put everything in the Instant Pot. Set the Instant Pot to 10 minutes. Let it release naturally.
Use an immersion blender to cream the soup. Or put the soup in a heavy duty blender (I use a Vitamix) and blend. Take the center piece out of the lid and cover the lid with a towel.
If you have toppings, go ahead and add them to the bowl of soup. I used raw pumpkin seeds. They worked well. You could probably use croutons or a bit of coconut cream or pine nuts. Toppings aren’t necessary but they do add a bit of crunch to the soup.