One of my favorite soups is this Creamy Potato and Kale Soup and I applied some of the same recipe ideas to this Roasted Cauliflower Chowder. It's another delicious and comforting, soup with a divine, silky texture that warms you from the inside and brings you comfort on a cold winter evening. And, it's fancy enough for guests, as well.
This cauliflower chowder recipe uses other veggies like carrot, onions, and chickpeas, potatoes and soaked cashews to bring its delicious creamy consistency without using any dairy.
The nutritional yeast is another added ingredient that adds a little bit of “cheesy” flavor, as well as B-vitamins, which is essential in making sure you get enough of on a plant-based diet.
Roasted Cauliflower Chowder Vegan Recipe
What adds depth of flavor to this plant based cauliflower soup is that the cauliflower and other veggies are roasted before blending with the other ingredients. While your cashews are soaking, chop the cauliflower into florets and roast in the oven with the potatoes, carrots and seasoning. Also add a bulb of garlic in foil along side the veggies.
After this tray of vegetables and garlic have finished roasting, allow them to cool. Also, drain and rinse the soaked cashews.
A good high-speed blender is essential in getting the right consistency. You can find a high-quality blender at an affordable price these days; a little Magic Bullet is also a powerful little gadget that helps you create creamy soups in under 5 min without making a big mess.
Take your vegetables and add to the high-speed blender. Don't forget to add the garlic once removed from it's skin. Follow with the addition of cashews, chickpeas, nutritional yeast, vegetable stock, lemon juice, and seasonings. Blend all this together on high-speed until smooth. Then, add to a large pot, simmering until heated thoroughly.
Cauliflower is another amazing cruciferous vegetable that is high in fiber, vitamins, and helpful minerals to boost your body’s immune function. It has components that fight cancer and lowers bad cholesterol, improved digestion, and detoxification.
Cauliflower is a great vegetable to add to your diet in order to aid weight loss, as its so low in caloric and fat content. Anti-inflammatory, aids in eye health, as well as brain health. You can feel fuller longer, and feel so nourished with this dynamic vegetable.
Be sure to try these plant based cauliflower recipes:
- Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup
- Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Salad
- Cauliflower No Cheese Sauce
- Mashed Cauliflower with Gravy
- Barley Bean Salad with Cauliflower Rice
Lately, people are getting fancy with this vegetable by crumbling it into “rice”, using it as a main component for tacos, and blending it into a vegan cheese sauce. My favorite way is simply roasting it, tossing it with herbs and pumpkin seeds, as well as blending it into this decadent vegan cauliflower chowder.
This soup is a beautiful welcoming dish for a winter holiday dinner, like for Christmas Eve. When I have people over for the holidays, I love serving this cauliflower chowder soup.
Garnish with chives and paprika for a simple, added touch. Feel free to add some toasted and chipotle spiced pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for an added dimension of crunch.
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