This easy cauliflower soup recipe has all the creaminess with none of the dairy. All you need is one head of cauliflower, a white onion, fresh garlic, and vegetable broth! As always, this recipe is quick and easy so you can enjoy this soup on a weeknight for a hearty dinner.
WHY WE LOVE IT
We were inspired to make this soup because it’s chilly in Manhattan and we were craving something warm and cozy and soothing on our belly’s. Since cauliflower is Amie’s favorite vegetable and one of our detox vegetables that support your liver, we’re all about making this soup once a week until spring. This soup is easy to make and takes very little time to whip up, which makes it ideal for a weeknight meal served with roasted vegetables and a protein of your choice as a side dish.
HOW WE MAKE IT
PREP TIPS // We suggest cutting your cauliflower into small florets before roasting so that the pieces roast evenly and come out of the oven super tender and soft. You can add any fresh herb to garnish this meal. We chose basil because it’s naturally sweet and delicious but you can choose whatever your heart desires (fresh parsley or tarragon are equally as delicious).
INGREDIENT SWAPS // We know you’ve been on the lookout for a roasted cauliflower soup without cream, which is why this recipe was made without dairy on purpose. That said, we don’t suggest adding dairy to this soup for creaminess; it’s not needed! When you roast the cauliflower just enough until it’s golden brown, it will be pureed easily into a creamy consistency so dairy is not needed. Furthermore, we don’t suggest swapping broccoli for cauliflower here- the taste is not as good. Cauliflower, when pureed, has a really nice taste to it because it’s almost sweet, unlike broccoli! You can easily add your favorite spices instead of the spices we used if desired depending on the season you’re making this soup.
Here’s how we made this Creamy Cauliflower Soup in three simple steps:
STEP 1 // Roast the cauliflower and smashed garlic in the oven for 40 minutes. Sauté the white onion when there are 10 more minutes left with the cauliflower.
STEP 2 // Remove the roasted cauliflower from the oven and add it to the sautéed onion with vegetable broth and the optional spices. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
STEP 3 // Transfer mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. Serve warm with fresh basil garnished on top.
LISTEN // Listen below for Amie’s tips that are not mentioned in this article as well as quick directions on how to make this recipe step-by-step.
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HOW WE EAT IT
SERVING SUGGESTIONS // This easy gluten-free soup is ideal on a chilly winter night like tonight! You can garnish the soup with nuts or seeds if desired. Sliced almonds and fresh tarragon pair nicely or you can keep the fresh basil we recommended and add sunflower seeds if you’d like to add a small dose of protein. You can serve leftovers as the base of your next meal as I did with the pesto recipe I made on my Instagram Stories video. All you’d need to do is use a large serving plate and pour some of the soup onto the base of the plate and top it with wild salmon or organic animal protein or black beans and roasted vegetables. This is a great way to make your meals creative and turn a soup into a sauce!
OPTIONAL ANIMAL PROTEIN // How to Cook Chicken.If you’re a carnivore, you can dice or slice a breast of organic chicken and serve it in this healthy cauliflower soup before serving or on the side. Whether you like it roasted, poached, sauteed or baked, we have step-by-step directions for our favorite ways to cook organic chicken:
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This easy pureed soup recipe is creamy and comforting without any dairy or inflammatory ingredients. All you need is a handful of ingredients and a hungry belly!
- 2 large cloves garlic, smashed
- 1 large head cauliflower, cut into 1 inch florets
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt, divided
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 large white onion, diced
- 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/4 tsp. ground cumin (optional)
- pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh basil
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Toss the smashed garlic and cauliflower florets with 1 Tbsp. oil, 1/4 tsp. sea salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper on the prepared baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes or until cauliflower is golden brown and tender.
When the cauliflower is almost done, saute the onion with the remaining 1/2 Tbsp. oil for about 7-9 minutes or until the onion is tender and translucent, stirring often. Add the roasted cauliflower, garlic, vegetable broth, and optional spices (cumin and/or crushed red pepper flakes) and cover. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth.
Season to taste with sea salt and pepper and transfer to serving bowls. Garnish with the fresh basil and serve warm.
Recipe by Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple. Please do not reprint this recipe without our permission. If you’d like to feature this recipe on your website, please rewrite the directions and link to this recipe as the original source. Thank you.