Super Easy Cauliflower Soup
This is a SUPER EASY Cauliflower Soup that’s also super healthy and creamy - but it doesn’t have any cream or dairy in it at all.
Not a lick.
The key to the creamy texture is using the right blender... like a Blendtec or Vitamix.
I used my Blendtec Classic 575 blender to whip up this tasty and healthy soup.
If you are eating vegetarian style, or gluten-free, paleo or just want to keep with clean eating, this soup is for you!
I came up with this soup because I had a large head of steamed cauliflower leftover from Thanksgiving dinner.
The reason for that was because I totally FORGOT TO SERVE IT... doh!!!!
That's what can happen when you make a bunch of different dishes to serve and the cauliflower wasn't quite ready when everything else was.
So I left it to steam for 5 more minutes... sat down at the dinner table... and proceeded to totally forget about it!
Ah, but that mistake led to this soup.
And when it starts to get chilly in the fall, I prefer eating my veggies in a creamy textured soup like this one.
So one of the reasons this soup is so easy and simple, is the fact that my cauliflower is already cleaned and cooked.
All I had to do was to toss them into my Bledtec Wildside blender jar, add in the hot broth, some onion, a dash of herbs and then I just hit the 90 second button.
I had to really zoom in close for the camera to capture how creamy this looks.
So smooth and yummy.
It almost looks milky, but I can assure you that it is thick and delish!
Before having a high caliber blender, I could never make soups with this kind of smooth texture unless I processed it with a blender then strained it through a fine sieve.
That step is no longer required!
Now the veggies get processed so smoothly with just the Blendtec blender. You would never know that I didn't strain it.
When the soup is done, you can add some shredded cheese or parmeson (if you are not a vegan or cutting out dairy).
Here's the recipe:
- 4 to 5 cups cauliflower florets (approx 1 head)
- 1 onion
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 cups water
- 2 tsp Herbed Vegetable Broth Powder or bouillon
- 1 tsp dried thyme (optional)
If using leftover steamed or roasted cauliflower, simply load them into your blender jar.
If you are starting with raw cauliflower, wash and break it up into florets. Then place into your electric steamer or into the steam basket over a pot of boiling water on the stove.
Steam until very soft.
If you prefer, you can also roast the cauliflower in the oven for 25 minutes at 425 degrees.
Next, add olive oil to a pan set on medium-low and add the sliced onion.
Cook just until they are soft. Do not brown the onion.
If you don't feel like slicing and cooking the onion, you can cut it into rough chunks and just add it raw to the blender. But take note that raw onion will make your soup spicier and will have a stronger, sharper onion flavor.
Boil the water and mix with herbed vegetable broth powder or bouillon.
Add this to the blender jar.
If you are using a Blendtec, make sure you are using the WildSide+ jar.
Secure lid and press the 90 second pre-set button or the "Speed Up" to Speed 6; blend until desired consistency is reached.
Pour soup into each bowl, and top with fresh herbs, cracked pepper or cheese.