Creamy Broccoli Turmeric Soup

Creamy Broccoli Turmeric Soup

Are you a soup lover like me? If the answer is yes, you are going to adore my recipe for creamy broccoli turmeric soup! There is nothing better than a steaming hot bowl of soup when the weather is cold unless you pair it with a gooey grilled cheese sandwich, to take it over the top! I grew up in Ohio and we had some really super cold winters with lots of snow and freezing cold wind chill factors. During this time of year, my mom and I would always make hot soups together and creamy broccoli soup was one that I always craved.


Today’s recipe puts a new twist on our family recipe by taking out the heavy cream and using an avocado to make the soup creamy. I also added turmeric and ginger, two potent anti-inflammatory spices that have great flavor and wonderful health benefits. Turmeric is a common ingredient used in Indian cuisine and I like adding it into many of my recipes.



Turmeric is one of my favorite ingredients to use in my whole foods recipes. This awesome rhizome is fantastic to use in both the raw root form or dried and ground into a powder. Turmeric is a potent inflammation fighting spice that has the active ingredient curcumin. Curcumin has been widely studied for its pain relieving properties and its absorption is greatly increased when combined with piperine a compound found in black pepper. Turmeric also contains antioxidants that aid the liver to get rid of toxins.



Ginger has a delightful spicy flavor that is so good in this soup! Ginger is a potassium-rich rhizome that is excellent for stimulating digestion and bile flow, relieving nausea, and protecting our bodies from inflammation.


If you would like to try some of my other recipes that use turmeric and ginger, you can check them out in:


Anti-Inflammatory Orange Avocado Chia Smoothie

Click here for the recipe

Pain Relief & Inflammation Fighting Pineapple Cherry Turmeric Smoothie

Click here for the recipe

Cold & Flu Fighting Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic

Click here for the recipe

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Broccoli cream soup on a tablecloth


Creamy Broccoli Turmeric Soup

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Makes 3-4 servings

1 tablespoon organic virgin coconut oil

1 small white onion-diced (½ cup)

1 stalk organic celery—diced

1½ teaspoons Himalayan pink salt (Good source for Himalayan pink salt)

2 garlic cloves—minced

1 teaspoon turmeric powder (Good source for turmeric)

1 large head Broccoli—stems removed and cut into florets

1 bay leaf

5 cups organic vegetable stock

¼ teaspoon fresh ginger—grated

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

⅛ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 small avocado

½ fresh lemon


1. Melt coconut oil over medium heat in a large pot with a lid. Add diced onions and celery and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the Himalayan pink salt. Cook until soft around 3-5 minutes.

2. Add garlic and turmeric during the last 1-2 minutes of the onions and celery cooking, and continue cooking on low heat while stirring frequently to keep the garlic and turmeric from burning.

3. Add broccoli florets, bay leaf, vegetable stock, ginger, cayenne, black pepper, and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt. Cover pot and cook over medium-low heat until broccoli is tender, around 25-30 minutes.

4. After soup is done cooking, remove from heat and add peeled and pitted avocado that is cut in half. Puree soup with an immersion blender until smooth. You can also blend the soup in a regular blender. Taste and add more salt if needed.

5. Pour soup into bowls and add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Enjoy immediately.



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  1. nick catricala

    wow, you got me this time. I just come back from shopping and I did not buy broccoli because I wanted to finish all the other veggies I buy earlier this week… so no broccoli to make this delicious soup but I printed and will do it as soon as I buy the broccoli.

    You love creating these delicious recipe, your love for cooking and great food come alive every time I read your recipes and the stories of how you come to create them.

    Here where I live we are now experiencing a very cold weather and lots of snow.. and to tell you the truth, I create my own recipes for great soups, but not sure I can publish as you do… plus, every time I do any, it is always different, but always tasty since I use only the veggies and seasoning that I like haha 🙂

    Thanks once again.
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    • Nick, I always love reading your comments! I’m so happy you enjoy trying my recipes and that you can feel the love and passion I have for cooking and creating recipes for all of you to try! I hope you enjoy the soup and feel free to mix it up and use the seasonings and veggies you have on hand. Purple or orange cauliflower would be great in this recipe too!
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      • nick catricala

        you deserve all the compliments I can make to you, and MUCH more… to bad we are not close by otherwise I would invite my self for lunch sometime hahah 🙂

        I made a big mistake earlier when I shared your post on G+, I wrote Alexandra… I usually use Shelley, but this time I was going to write Alexander, but somehow end up writing Alexandra (it may be the Italian in me hahah 🙂 I do not know how to go back and edit it, if you can and you know how, please do it otherwise people may wonder who is this Alexandra 🙂 THANKS again so much for all you share with all of us… you are amazing..

        Good night,
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  2. Hello Shelley…..My wife and I recently had a conversation about eating healthier….I have bookmarked your site for easy access…..I really appreciate you explaining the healing properties of the Turmeric and Ginger…I think this is very helpful…..I also love avocado… this recipe for Creamy Broccoli Turmeric soup will be used soon…..Thanks for this informative and delicious post…Smokey

  3. This looks yummy!! I even have all the ingredients to make this one.. Now to make the time.. It’s cold enough here you would think I’d be thinking about hot soups all the time!! I love ginger, so i’ll check out this recipes too!
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  4. Hi Shelley,
    once again a yummy looking recipe and picture!

    I appreciate the information you provide about the health benefits, as I always do on your posts!

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and culinary inspiration!
    Love and Light

  5. Hello Shelley! I do love soup especially in the wintertime. Cream of Broccoli soup in one of my favorites to but I have never heard of adding Turmeric before. I am so glad we are able to copy from you blog because this is one recipe I am going to try. Yum Yum The pictures sure looks good. Thanks for sharing Chery :))
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  6. Mmm. Sounds so good. I love soup, broccoli, turmeric and ginger :). I’ll definitely be making this!
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  7. I’ve got to say that most of the ingredients in this soup are my favorites to cook with, so I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! I would never have thought of using turmeric and ginger with broccoli, but I am intrigued. I also like the idea of adding avocado to make it creamy. It definitely sounds delicious and healthy. Plus, it seems quick and easy to make, which is always a factor when trying a new recipe.
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  8. Shelley, it’s coming winter here so I’ll try out this recipe then! It sounds delicious, especially with the Ginger and avocado! I’m looking forward to eating it, wish you could make it for me:-)
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  9. Hi Shelley. I am trying to get more vegetables into my diet, so this looks very good. I dont like ginger very well, but I love turmeric. It has a nice, tart flavor. A beautiful presentation, as usual.

    All the best,
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  10. I’ve started adding turmeric to lots of my recipes too. Love this soup recipe. Pinning it for later.

  11. Pam Aument says:

    Not familiar with the pink salt. Would regular sea salt work?

  12. Carol Blanks says:

    Hi Shelley,

    I am writing to you from South Africa and we are having winter right now so soup is definitely on our menu. I have just made this broccoli soup and it is absolutely delicious. My husband and I have a ripe and ready avocado business, we sell to restaurants and supermarket chains all over the country so when I see a recipe with avo in, I’ve just got to try it. Thank you so much, I’m looking forward to trying your other recipes out.

    • Carol, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with my recipe! I think its wonderful that you and your husband have a avocado business that sells to so many different customers! I love putting avocados in many of my recipes! You have to try my recipes for 3-minute strawberry nectarine avocado ice cream and chocolate mint tea ice cream with avocado.
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  13. I am not a cook (single guy) but even I can make this with confidence thanks to you sharing. It looks absolutely delicious. I must admit that I actually love soup!
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  14. This sounds amazing Shelley and I love broccoli soup! The recipe even looks pretty easy, though I may have to search for a few of the ingredients. I love your images by the way – they make the recipes look as good as they sound.
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  15. Shelley, this soup looks delicious! I love the interesting ingredients used, kind of Indian and Mexican flavours mixed…looks like a winner 🙂
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  16. ooo what an exciting recipe with avocado! Can’t wait to try this one! Will report back 🙂
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  17. I’m gonna try this soup this week. I don’t like celery so I’m thinking about substitute the celery with leek. Would that work?
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  18. Nothing better than soup. Thick and loaded with flavor, this one looks like it fits the bill. Thank you for soup.

  19. Hi Shelley,

    This soup is absolutely fantastic, a definite winner. I’ve made it two weeks in a row, now. I have been enjoying for lunch at work during the week, it makes for a quick and healthy option when you’re sitting at a desk all day and have zero time for a break! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Kind Regards,

    • Thanks so much Jessica! I adore hearing feedback from you on my recipes! I’m happy that my soup is a easy, healthy option for your lunch! I understand how hard it can be to take a break from work and find healthy options too and that is why I like to keep my recipes easy and nourishing. 🙂
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  20. Thanks for the recipe, hope so that it is tasty too so that I can have it with ease since I don’t like broccoli as a person. You can also take help from the natural ingredients to keep yourself healthy and fit. Green vegetables and fruits are filled with vitamins and minerals that are necessary for your vital organs.

  21. Could I use water here in place of the veggie stock?
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  22. Nice Turmeric Soup recipe.I like the use for it.

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