Chickpea Flour Cheese and Broccoli Soup {vegan, grain-free, high-protein}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Creamy, healthy, cheese and broccoli soup–with no milk or cheese! Chickpea flour creates the creamy base in this high protein (12.7 g per serving) vegan soup.



  • 1 large head broccoli
  • 7 cups (1.65 L) water, divided
  • 1 and 1/3 cups (160 g) chickpea flour (sifted if lumpy)
  • 1/2 cup (30 g) nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) tomato paste
  • 21/2 teaspoons (12 mL) onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) garlic power
  • fine sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 mL) fresh lemon juice (to taste)


  1. Cut off the broccoli florets; reserve the stems for another use. Finely chop the florets and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour and 1 and 1/2 cups (350 mL) water until blended. Add the nutritional yeast, tomato paste, onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper until blended.
  3. Add the chickpea mixture and the remaining water to a large saucepan, whisking until smooth. Bring to a low boil over high heat, whisking along the way.
  4. Reduce the medium-low and cook, whisking occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes longer until thickened. Whisk in the mustard.
  5. Add the broccoli to the soup, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes longer until the broccoli is tender. Add the lemon juice, as well as more salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Ladle into bowls and serve!


Storage: Store the cooled soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or the freezer for up to 3 months.

Cauliflower Variation: Prepare as directed but use an equal mount of cauliflower in place of the broccoli.

  • Category: Soup


  • Serving Size: 1-1/3 cups
  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 303.4 mg
  • Fat: 1.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.9 g
  • Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 12.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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