Sesame-Ginger Broccoli Soup Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Sesame-Ginger Broccoli Soup

Sesame-Ginger Broccoli Soup

Sesame-Ginger Broccoli Soup

A combination of ginger, sesame, and tamari add Asian flavors to a simple broccoli soup.

  • 6Servings


  • 10 cups broccoli florets, divided
  • 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs. pickled ginger, plus more 
for garnish, plus 1 Tbs. pickling liquid
  • 1 Tbs. toasted black and/or white sesame seeds, for garnish


1. Set aside 2 cups smallest, prettiest broccoli florets.

2. Bring 8 cups water, fresh ginger, 
and salt to a boil in large pot. Add remaining 8 cups broccoli florets; cook 
5 to 7 minutes, or until broccoli is bright green and tender.

3. Transfer broccoli from water to blender with slotted spoon; discard ginger. Carefully add cooking water, tamari, oil, pickled ginger, and pickling liquid to blender. Purée until smooth.

4. Return soup to pot, and turn heat 
to medium-low. Add reserved 2 cups broccoli florets, and simmer soup 
5 to 7 minutes, or until florets are crisp-tender. Season with salt and 
pepper, if desired. Garnish with pickled ginger and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 73
  • Carbohydrate Content: 8 g
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 663 mg
  • Sugar Content: 0.5 g