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Silky Vegan Cauliflower Soup

Delicious and easy silky vegan cauliflower soup recipe ready in less than 30 minutes! Rich, creamy, healthy and comforting winter soup packed with nutrients.

Vegan Cauliflower Soup in a Brown Bowl

If there is anything creamy, rich, delicious, comforting, satisfying, healthy and super easy to make at the same time, one of the first dishes that come to my mind is this silky vegan cauliflower soup.

It’s so nice to enjoy it on a chilly winter day along with a comforting vegan main course like this vegan casserole.

It’s perfect in its simplicity: minimum ingredients and time involved, maximum flavor and nutritious value, beautiful and simple garnishes.

What an elegant choice for coming Valentines Day dinner along with roasted beet hummus, don’t you think?

Blended Cauliflower Soup in a Brown Bowl

The texture is incredible: Silky, creamy, velvety, rich cauliflower puree with coconut milk topped with crunchy pomegranate seeds.

The flavor is rather sweet with a little tart note from the pomegranate seeds. I like to balance the sweetness with a dash of lemon juice. You should try it, too!

You can’t go wrong with an elegant soup as an appetizer for your Valentines Day dinner.

This year I’m not planning anything fancy since I’m busy with my little baby boy 90% of my time (follow me on Instagram for cute baby pictures! 🙂

For this reason simple and elegant cauliflower soup seems like a great choice!

Cauliflower Soup Garnished with Pomegranate Seeds

From the nutritional point of view, cauliflower is one of the healthiest foods out there. It’s rich in nutrients and antioxidants not found in many other vegetables.

On top of that, it has a high vitamin C content and is rich in vitamin K. Including cauliflower in your daily diet is definitely a right thing to do if you want to pursue a healthy lifestyle!

This soup is naturally vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy-free and low carb. Not to mention delicious and super flavorful!

Cauliflower Soup in Bowls with Pomegranate

How to Make Silky Vegan Cauliflower Soup

It takes less than 30 minutes to make this silky vegan cauliflower soup. Start with dividing the cauliflower head into florets or roughly chopping it.

You can use the leaves if you want (in fact, I hate wasting food, so I usually find use for everything) but they will change the color of the soup. So if you want your cauliflower soup to be purely white like on the picture, discard the leaves.

Cauliflower Soup with Pomegranate Seeds in a Brown Bowl

Next step is to sautée minced garlic, add vegetable stock or water, thyme sprigs and cauliflower florets.

Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the cauliflower is nice and tender.

Vegan Cauliflower Soup in a Pot with a Spoon

Discard the thyme and blend until smooth, using an immersion blender or food processor. You might want to work in batches.

I love my Phillips blender, so I can’t recommend it enough for blending soups, smoothies, sauces, cauliflower rice (you have to try it!), and what not. I couldn’t be more satisfied with a blender! That’s a piece of kitchen equipment I most certainly can’t live without.

Last step is to add light coconut milk and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh thyme. Enjoy!

Cauliflower Soup Garnished with Thyme and Pomegranate Seeds in Bowls

 
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5 from 12 votes

Silky Vegan Cauliflower Soup

Delicious and easy silky vegan cauliflower soup recipe ready in less than 30 minutes! Rich, creamy, healthy and comforting winter soup packed with nutrients.
Course Soup
Cuisine European
Keyword blended cauliflower soup, cauliflower soup, vegan cauliflower soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 184kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small head cauliflower or 1/2 head large cauliflower about 500 g or 1 lb
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 350 ml or 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock or water
  • 120 ml or 1/2 cups light coconut milk
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons pomegranate seeds to garnish
  • 2 sprigs thyme to garnish

Instructions

  • Divide the cauliflower head into florets or roughly chop it. You can use the leaves if you want but they will change the color of the soup. If you want your cauliflower soup to be purely white like on the picture, discard the leaves.
  • Sautée minced garlic in olive oil in a large skillet until fragrant, for about 2 minutes. Add vegetable stock or water, thyme sprigs and cauliflower florets. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the cauliflower is nice and !
  • Discard the thyme and blend until smooth, using an immersion blender or food processor. You might want to work in batches.
  • Add light coconut milk and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh thyme. Enjoy!

Notes

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 791mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 69.5mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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Have a great Valentines Day!

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Ash Gloss

Monday 24th of June 2019

Haven't tried this yet but looks amazing, I have a question about the blending method though! Would it be possible to use a standard blender (for making smoothies, ect.) as I don't have an expensive blender like the one listed? Thank you, and I look forward to trying this recipe soon!

Elena Szeliga

Monday 24th of June 2019

I'm glad you want to give this recipe a try! Yes, absolutely! Cauliflower is easy to blend until creamy, so any blender will work. Hope that helps! Let me know how this recipe turned out ;)

Hilde Broeckx

Wednesday 6th of March 2019

It's on the menu again, hubby asked for it :)

Elena Szeliga

Thursday 7th of March 2019

That's great! Thanks ever so much! It's such an easy recipe but so delicious! Here are two more cauliflower-based recipes that I'm sure you'll love: Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo and Vegan Mac and Cheese ;)

Hilde Broeckx

Saturday 2nd of March 2019

This was just the perfect soup for my winter theme party last night. Everybody loved it and I am not a soup person but I'm definitely going to make this one again. 5 star recipe but somehow I can't rate it (can't click on the stars). *****

Elena Szeliga

Saturday 2nd of March 2019

Hi Hilde, Thanks so much for your warm feedback! I'm so happy you and your guests enjoyed the soup. I'm sorry you weren't able to rate the recipe. My developer is looking into it and hopefully it will function again soon!

Stacey

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

If adding coconut milk, can i eat the leftover the next day?

Ebony

Monday 15th of February 2021

Coconut milk is non dairy 🙂

Elena Szeliga

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Hi Stacey, yes! You can refrigerate it for up to 3 days.

vintagekittycom

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

So pretty with the pomegranate arils! Never thought of using them on a soup but they would provide a nice texture contrast to a pureed soup.

Elena Szeliga

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

Thank you so much, Charity! That's true, they add a nice crunch to creamy soups like this one ;)

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Elena Szeliga is the founder of Happy Kitchen.Rocks, where she shares delicious and healthy vegetarian and vegan food, from weeknight dinners to veganized classics and gourmet appetizers. Her recipes have been featured at Better Homes & Gardens, BuzzFeed, Country Living, The Kitchn and Reader’s Digest. Her mission is to help cook easy vegetarian and vegan meals with simple and fresh ingredients. Read more about Elena.

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