Recipe by Sarah Ottino (@veganrecipesandvibes)
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 1 hour | Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Blended soups give your digestive system a little rest since it doesn’t have to work as hard to break down solid foods. Whenever I’m feeling bloated, fatigued, or just blah I like to have blended soups or smoothies for dinner since they're filling but don't make you feel overly stuffed. This roasted cauliflower soup has to be one of my favorites. This is dairy free, gluten free, and soy free!
1/2 head of cauliflower
1 small white onion
3 garlic cloves
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + more for topping (optional)
1 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk (plus more if needed)
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
Fresh basil or herbs for topping
Preheat the oven to 425° F.
Cut the head of cauliflower and onion into small chunks.
Place the cauliflower and onion on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Mix the veggies around so they are evenly coated.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the veggies begin to brown and caramelize, tossing halfway through.
At about 15 minutes in (when you're tossing the veggies), place the full cloves of garlic on the baking sheet.
Once your veggies are done, remove them from the oven and carefully transfer them all to a blender.
Add the almond milk and spices to the blender.
Blend on high until the veggies are liquefied. It's okay if it's still slightly chunky if that's your preference. Add more almond milk a little bit at a time (if needed) until you get to the desired consistency.
Transfer the blended soup to a sauce pot on the stove.
Heat over low, stirring occasionally, until the soup is warmed all the way through.
Dish up and top with some fresh basil, a drizzle of olive oil, or any other fresh herbs.
Tips and Tricks:
When adding the almond milk, remember, you can always add more but you can't take it away! So start with small splashes until you get to the right consistency.
The nutritional yeast is optional. If you decide to add it, it will give it a slightly cheesy flavor.
This is great served with some homemade croutons, garlic bread, or sandwiches!
Nutrition & Servings: (calculated by MyFitnessPal)
Servings: about 4 servings (2 cups per serving)
Total Fat: 10g
^ Nutrition facts do not include additional ingredients. Nutrition facts may change slightly if additional ingredients are added.