Creamy roasted cauliflower soup is a healthy comfort food that will warm you up on a chilly day! Made with a hefty dose of fennel for bone density, anti-inflammatory properties, and gut health, this vegan cauliflower soup is also gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and low carb.
Thought you should know that this roasted cauliflower soup post is sponsored by my friends at Bob’s Red Mill. They’re awesome to me, so thanks for being awesome to them in return!
We did it! We made it to Fall and all of a sudden the temps dropped. It’s a crisp 70F with a low of 45F. Ohhhhh it on, and soup weather is so here! Plus all the seasonal veggies. LOVE LOVE LOVE me some squash, persimmon, cauliflower, fennel, carrots, sweet potato… I could go on!
But that’s not what we’re here to talk about today. Well, maybe just a little. The whole focus of this post? Is SOUP! How to make “cheesy” vegan soup (that’s also paleo friendly).
- How to sneak in extra veggies to soup
- How to make a CREAMY bisque-like soup (without the dairy)
- How to thicken soups with grain free starches, like arrowroot and tapioca starch/flour
Yep, Soups on! You ready?
HOW TO MAKE CREAMY FENNEL ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SOUP
How to Make CREAMY Vegan Soups
First up, let’s talk VEGAN soup recipes.
Have you ever tried to make a “cheesy” or creamy plant based soup, but were disappointed that it didn’t have that thick, creamy consistency you expected? I feel ya. Creamy soups are usually made with heavy cream and cheese. If you’re eating dairy free and/or vegan, obviously, those ingredients aren’t options.
Never fear… help is here!
Making Creamy Fennel Roasted Cauliflower Soup
There are some important but simple, plant-based ingredients that will create a thick, creamy vegan friendly soup.
To make creamy vegan soups, you need to start with a creamy nut milk base. Obvious choices would be:
- almond milk
- cashew milk
- coconut milk
Another vegan product I use in this roasted cauliflower soup is nutritional yeast. Obviously Bob’s Red Mill is our favorite! I use nutritional yeast to add a “cheesy” taste, and for the health benefits. It’s a great cheese replacement for pesto, sauces, and pizza toppings too!
What are the health benefits of this “cheesy” flake? Oh, lemme tell ya!
Nutritional yeast delivers protein and B vitamins, both of which are important for a vegan and vegetarian diet.
Timing is key with these ingredients, though. If you add the plant based thickener too late in the making of the roasted cauliflower soup, it won’t have that chowder-like texture you want. And if you add it too early, you’ll end up with a consistency that I can only call vegan roasted cauliflower soup wet concrete. Haha!
Alright, let’s put it all together now.
- Spice your cauliflower and fennel
- Blend and mix
- Cook and watch it thicken… ahhhh!
Okay, have I convinced you?
Creamy soups, creamy cheesy vegan soups, extra thick and extra healthy —> they do exist and can easily be made right in you kitchen. Mwah!
Bring on the soup season!
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This recipe is part of Our Best Healthy Soup Recipes for Fall collection. Check it out!