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    A quick, light and easy cauliflower soup that is dairy-free, gluten-free and absolutely delicious. Thick and creamy, lick-the-bowl good!  This soup is loaded with cauliflower, carrots, onions, garlic, celery, and topped with savory pancetta. A one-pot meal your whole family will love and ready in about 30 minutes.

    Healthy Cauliflower Soup Recipe

    My husband doesn’t like cauliflower but once he walked into the house and smelled the waft of the simmering soup cooking on the stove –  he said that it smells very delicious. And needless to say, he loved the soup and even had seconds.

    Even if you are not a fan of cauliflower, this creamy cauliflower soup will change your mind, it’s dairy-free, gluten-free and packed with rich flavors. It’s a healthy cauliflower soup, and the pancetta on top is optional. If you are looking for a healthy soup that is also filling and comforting for those cold winter days, you will love this  healthy cauliflower soup.

    This soup is definitely a winner! A great comfort soup that is also easy and quick to make. It’s loaded with healthy vegetables and lots of deliciousness! ๐Ÿ™‚ Bon Appetit!

    Paleo Cauliflower Soup

    What Spices Go Well With Cauliflower Soup

    Cumin, oregano, and thyme go wonderfully with cauliflower soup. The spices in this creamy cauliflower soup recipe make this dish warm, rich and flavorful. The earthy and nutty flavor of cumin pairs perfectly with the floral, herbaceous and slightly bitter taste of thyme and oregano. I love adding spices to cauliflower soup because they add so much flavor to the cauliflower which has a mild and slightly nutty taste.

    I also love to add some minced garlic and cook it with the soup. The taste of the cooked garlic adds an additional layer of flavor. I love the taste of cooked garlic in soups & stews – it makes them taste hearty, savory, and comforting.

    Can You Freeze Cauliflower Soup Made with Milk

    Yes, you can freeze a cauliflower soup with milk. Sometimes soups with a milk or cream base will separate during the freezing process but after your defrost them, you can add some milk and whisk the soup.

    How To Make Creamy Cauliflower Soup

    What you need

    2 Tbsp olive oil

    2 carrots, peeled and diced

    2 stalks celery, diced

    1 medium onion, diced

    3 cloves garlic, minced

    1 head cauliflower, chopped

    2 bay leaves

    4 cups chicken/vegetable broth

    1 cup almond milk

    2 Tbsp arrowroot starch

    1/2 tsp cumin

    1 tsp oregano

    1/2 tsp fresh thyme

    Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    1/2 lb pancetta, diced (or bacon)

    Instructions

    Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion and garlic. Season vegetables with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in chopped cauliflower and bay leaves. Cook, stirring occasionally, about another 3-4 minutes.

    Gradually stir in chicken broth and almond milk, and cook for a couple of minutes.

    In a cup, whisk the arrowroot starch with 1/4 cup of the warm liquid from the soup. Whisk until it’s smooth, and add it to the soup. Stir well and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 12 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.

    Using a hand blender, puree the soup but don’t overdo it. Season with cumin, oregano, thyme, salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

    Serve immediately, garnished with pancetta and fresh thyme, if desired.

    Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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    Easy Cauliflower Soup

    A quick, light and easy cauliflower soup that is dairy-free, gluten-free and absolutely delicious. Thick and creamy, lick-the-bowl good!
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Servings 6
    Calories 109kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, and garlic. Season vegetables with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in chopped cauliflower and bay leaves. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 3-4 minutes.
    • Gradually stir in chicken broth and almond milk, and cook for a couple of minutes.
    • In a cup, whisk the arrowroot starch with 1/4 cup of the warm liquid from the soup. Whisk until it's smooth, and add it to the soup. Stir well and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender about 12 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.
    • Using a hand blender, puree the soup but don't overdo it. Season with cumin, oregano, thyme, salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
    • Serve immediately, garnished with pancetta and fresh thyme, if desired.

    NUTRITION

    Serving: 337g | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3455IU | Vitamin C: 60.6mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Soup
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Easy, Fall, Gluten Free, Healthy, Quick, Winter

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    Comments

    Kris Rutledge

    The soup looks lovely and I would love to try it. However, Why is the sodium so high on this recipe and what can I do to lower it?

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Kris, I updated the nutritional info to not include pancetta or bacon because they are optional. You could also use low-sodium chicken broth to reduce it even further. Hope you enjoy it!

    Michae

    How is this healthy?

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Michael, what ingredient exactly do you not consider healthy? – carrots, celery, onion, garlic, cauliflower, chicken broth, spices?

    Traci

    5 stars
    This looks amazing! I want a bowl right now and it’s 8am…and it’s summer LOL. Love it that you used almond milk…that’s right outta my own playbook of healthy moves ๐Ÿ™‚ Just pinned this to a handful of boards and bookmarking for later. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Linda Nortje

    5 stars
    I can do with a bowl of your delicious Cauliflower soup now ! It is Winter in SA, and I love quick, easy recipes when it is cold in the kitchen !

    Demeter

    Looks so creamy and amazing! Love the idea of freezing it into lunch sized portions to use later.

    Claudia Lamascolo

    5 stars
    this is extremely creative. I have never thought to add cauliflower to a soup and its a fav veggie here. I am certainly puttiing this on my to make list!

    danielle wolter

    5 stars
    This sounds like a wonderful healthy way to get creamy, delicious soup!

    shelby

    5 stars
    This looks and sounds delicious! I love the added touch of pancetta. Sounds so flavorful!

    Leslie

    5 stars
    My family loves cauliflower soup.The addition of pancetta is genius and your presentation is perfect!

    Sharon

    5 stars
    What a beautiful and hearty soup. I love all the extra yummy toppings on it.

    Jacqueline Meldrum

    5 stars
    I love the colourful topping on your soup, it makes it even more appealing.

    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    Looks great!!

    Marie

    Do you have any other other alternatives to using a hand mixer ? I don’t have one thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m trying this tonight or sometime this week ๐Ÿ™‚

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      If you have a blender, you can carefully pour the soup in a blender and puree for a little bit until desired consistency is reached. You could also try to mash the cauliflower using a fork – this might take you a little bit longer and the soup may not be as smooth as when using a blender but I think it will turn out pretty tasty nevertheless. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you enjoy it!

    Debbie

    Have you tried freezing this recipe?

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Debbie, I havent tried freezing this soup. However, it will probably freeze well since it doesn’t use any dairy. If you use regular milk instead of almond milk, I would omit it while making the soup and add it later when the frozen soup is reheated. Hope this helps!

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