Libby Weaver’s Brilliant Brassica Soup

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Don't throw out your broccoli stalks, they are a key ingredient in this nourishing soup from Dr Libby Weaver.

30 Minutes

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  • 2 heads broccoli, roughly chopped, including stalks
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cauliflower, heads and stems roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped finely
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • 1 handful mint, chopped
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • sea salt


  1. In a large saucepan melt coconut oil and cook onion and celery on a low heat until soft and translucent.
  2. Add broccoli and cauliflower, including the stems. Bring to the boil with the vegetable stock then reduce heat and cook for a further 15 minutes.
  3. Add some sea salt, chopped herbs and stir in coconut milk.
  4. Blend in a food processor or blender until smooth and pour back into the saucepan for reheating if needed.
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