Vegan “Cheesy” Cauliflower Soup

Now that cauliflower prices are back below $11 a head, we can feed our kiddies this family favourite , scrumptious “Cheesy” Cauliflower Soup. Even our recently picky 9 year old gobbles it up! I like to cook it in my crockpot, so that it is ready to serve when I finish up work. YUM!

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower (chopped- including stem)
  • 4 carrots (chopped)
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • 2 onions (diced)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (or more if you like extra cheesy flavour)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • water, to thin if desired (about 1/2 cup)

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Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 425F. Melt coconut oil and shake it with chopped cauliflower and carrots to coat.
  2. In a large roasting pan, roast carrots and cauliflower for 40 minutes or until vegetables start to brown.
  3. Meanwhile….On low/medium heat sauté onions in coconut oil on a large skillet until caramelized (golden brown-approx. 8 minutes)
  4. Add celery and garlic. Sauté for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add all vegetables to blender with vegetable broth (split into 2-3 batches to prevent splatter.
  6. Pour mixture into crockpot and add cumin, nutritional yeast, and salt and pepper.
  7. Heat on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8.
  8. Add up to 1/2 a cup of water to this the soup, if needed. (I personally prefer mine thick)
  9. Serve hot and enjoy.

TIP: Substitute 2 small heads of broccoli for the cauliflower to make a yummy “cheesy” broccoli soup instead! A great way to get the kiddos to eat their greens. 

 

4 thoughts on “Vegan “Cheesy” Cauliflower Soup

  1. Danielle says:

    Did you blend it after, or does everything just kind of dissolve? I am also thinking that red lentils would be good in this, they would dissolve in the crock pot though I think.

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    • shaktihealth says:

      Mmm Yes, I do it before the crock pot, but Im sure you could do it after if you prefer or with an immersion blender. Red lentils WOULD be good! Let me know what you try! xx

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      • Danielle says:

        I blended it earlier as you suggest (who likes blending hot soup?!?). Added about 3/4C red lentils after, then slow cooked 6 hrs. on low. Unfortunately they were not fully cooked after! El dente, but still yummy 🙂 thanks for the recipe!

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