I’ve named my recipe roasted cauliflower soup, but of course I don’t mean that the soup is roasted, but the cauliflower. This is the most important part of this easy soup recipe.
This vegan dish is full of natural flavors that come together in a creamy and very easy to cook cruciferous vegetable soup. When you roast the cauliflower, its nutty flavor unfolds its full potential. In order to get a deep aroma, you should not miss this important step. I have also used a flavorful spice mixture of thyme, nutmeg and cayenne pepper for this delicious soul food.
Low in calories, yet rich in nutrients
This great recipe lasts for 3 – 4 portions. You can also eat some salad as starter or pair the soup with slices of whole grain bread.
And when I say low-calorie, I mean 236 calories for a large plate of cauliflower soup. But I only managed one full bowl, because the soup is really rich and satisfies very well. If you are anyone who counts calories and still want to get full then you have found the solution.
Roasted cauliflower tastes fantastic
If you’re not a big cauliflower fan, try it roasted. I’ve seen people adding parmesan cheese but you really don’t need it. Oven roasting alone turns the white vegetables into an incredibly delicious food.
Because the edges caramelize with a little salt and the cauliflower tastes sensationally awesome. To turn the soup into a creamy delicacy you have to just purée the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Done!
By the way, the soup is not only vegan but also gluten-free. The following recipe is sufficient for 3 – 4 portions, but you can easily double it.Print
Vegan cream of roasted cauliflower soup recipe
dairy-free, easy cauliflower dish
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 40
- Yield: 3
- 1 medium head cauliflower, cut in small florets (4 cups)
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 5 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or rapeseed oil, divided
- 3 cups/750 ml vegetable broth
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
- 100 ml coconut cream or soy cream
(If you are vegetarian you could use sour cream)
- some garden cress for garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425 F°/220 °C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, toss cauliflower florets, garlic cloves, oil, salt and pepper until evenly coated.
- Spread out into a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Roast at 425 F°/220 °C for 30 minutes, until cauliflower is tender and golden brown. Stir it once half way through roasting then spread back into an even layer.
- Heat the oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and sautée for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in vegetable broth, nutmeg, thyme, and cayenne pepper.
- Add cauliflower and garlic and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce to a simmer until thickened (for approx. 5 minutes).
- Add plant cream and puree in a food processor or an immersion blender.
- Pour creamy soup back into pot.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Garnish with some garden cress and/or tiny bits of roasted cauli.
- For a thinner soup, stir in additional vegetable broth to reach desired consistency.
Clean eating soup variation tips
- Add some steamed broccoli florets for a chunky broccoli cauliflower soup.
- Create a cauliflower potato soup by using cooked potato cubes instead of cream.
- To give the whole thing a Moroccan touch, you can also use a spice mixture of cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon.
Alternative recipe for oven roasted cruciferous vegetables
Last year I published a mouth-watering cauliflower salad which is also based on roasted veggies. It is a very common side dish in the Middle Eastern kitchen. Click through for my creamy roasted cauliflower salad.