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 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.
What adds depth of flavor to this soup, is that the cauliflower and other veggies get roasted before it’s blended with the other ingredients. 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.
Cauliflower is another amazing cruciferous vegetable that is high in fiber, vitamins, and helpful minerals to books 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.
Lately, people are getting fancy with this veg; 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 soup.
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 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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