This simple Cauliflower Soup recipe requires only a few minutes to make, and is the perfect creamy soup to warm you up during the colder months. It’s gluten and dairy-free, and can easily be made vegan by removing the turkey bacon.
This cozy soup is so flavorful and savory, and one you’re definitely going to want to add to your meal rotation this winter.
Like mentioned above, this cauliflower soup is so thick and creamy. So much so, that without knowing the ingredients, you’d really question if it’s actually dairy-free. And while I love the taste dairy-based, creamy soups, I’m not so fond of the way they make me feel.
When I first turned to clean eating, I gave up creamy soups altogether. I just simply didn’t know there was another option! However, when I really started experimenting in the kitchen, I realized that this was a huge misconception. There are so many dairy-free options for basically anything out there! From cheese dips, to spreadable, sliceable, and meltable cheese, to hot chocolate, going dairy-free does not mean you have to miss out!
Here are some of our easiest, and best dairy alternative recipes:
The idea of making a dairy free cheese board might not sound all that appetizing, but if you know about the three best dairy free cheese brands, you can put together a beautiful and delicious (not to mention clean!) cheese board.
While conventional recipes for homemade hot chocolate are not exactly in alignment with clean eating, this one most definitely is. In addition to being dairy-free, it has no refined sugar!
We find it important to have dairy-free alternatives on hand at all times. Although it’s easy to go out to the store and buy almond milk from basically anywhere these days, unfortunately, most brands fill their products with unnecessary, and harmful additives.
We have a simple cashew milk recipe that is going to blow you away. Yes, it’s that easy!
Ice cream does not have to be unhealthy, and it most definitely does not have to be for special occasions only!
Those were just a few of my favorite dairy-free alternatives. There are so many more dairy-free recipes on our website! Click here for the full list of dairy-free recipes.
So what did I do to make this soup so creamy? Well, let’s get into the ingredients!
Chicken stock is used as the base for this recipe, and is part of what gives it it’s savory flavor. We love the Pacific Unsalted Chicken Stock brand!
Cauliflower is an amazing, nutrient-dense, neutral and creamy base for a recipe when pureed. While that’s part of what gives this recipe it’s creamy texture, there’s one more essential component. Keep reading!
Celery in soup is one of my favorite ways to add a little texture, and slight crunch. But since the celery in this recipe pureed alongside the rest of the ingredients, it blends perfectly to add a unique and complimentary flavor to this dish.
Sweet onion gives this recipe a subtle hint of sweetness, and compliments the savory ingredients perfectly.
Coconut cream is the other ingredient that is essential for achieving the creamy texture of this soup! It’s the perfect replacement for dairy-based cream, and offers a neutral flavor when used alongside other ingredients.
We love it so much, we’re constantly buying it in bulk! Here’s our favorite brand.
Anytime I have the option to use minced garlic, I always choose it over powdered. It tastes so much fresher, and offers amazing benefits for your health! Garlic can combat sickness, and contribute in improving blood pressure, increasing healthy cholesterol, and so much more!
Turkey bacon is totally optional in this recipe, but I simply love adding it on top for a little added crunch, flavor, and protein.
Now since we’ve made it through the ingredients, let’s get into the recipe!
- Begin by filling a saucepan with chicken stock, and placing on high heat until boiling. Once boiling, reduce to a medium heat and allow to continue on a gentle boil.
- Add the cauliflower into the boiling stock.
- Chop the celery and onion, and saute them in a skillet with avocado oil.
- Once celery and onion are beginning to brown, add in minced garlic, and saute until garlic is beginning to brown as well.
- Place sauted celery, onion, and garlic in boiling stock alongside the cauliflower. Add in Himalayan pink salt, and reduce to a medium-low heat. Allow to simmer.
- While mixture is simmering, this is a great time to cook your turkey bacon. Using a skillet and avocado oil, fry turkey bacon until crisp, and set aside.
- Once cauliflower is tender, remove the saucepan from heat, and add in coconut cream.
- Using a blender (or immersion blender) that can handle heat, blend mixture until smooth.
- Serve in bowls, and top with crumbled turkey bacon. Enjoy immediately, and store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy!