For a colorful soup use purple Cauliflower. It tastes the same as regular white Cauliflower.
I used purple Cauliflower because it was at my local 99c only Store on sale. I used to get them for a buck, but now they are in the $1.49 range for a whole Cauliflower.
For my deliciously quick and easy Vegan Cauliflower Soup use any color of Cauliflower you find cheaply.
I only ate Cauliflower a little, but when it showed up at my local 99c only Store I felt I had to do something with it.
I made my Cauliflower Soup two ways, with milk or cream, and another way with Almond Milk. I enjoyed both versions. What follows is my vegan version.
I basically steam Cauliflower florets in a pot with sauteed onion and garlic until tender. I allow the steamed and tender veggies to cool down some then blend it all.
After blending I return the Cauliflower Soup to the pot and add Almond Milk, season it with salt and pepper, and heat it through. It really is a simple recipe.
If you do not have a blender, mash the cooked veggies with a potato masher or a large fork. Hey, it's a rustic soup then.
I like veggie soup and my Cauliflower Vegan Soup will satisfy your vegetarian and non-vegetarian diners.
Cauliflower Soup - Video Play it here. Video runs 4 minutes, 12 seconds.
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Ingredients (about 2-3 servings)
- Cauliflower - 1 head of cauliflower. Broken apart in smaller florets. It's okay to use any color including white, yellow, and purple.
- 1/2 Onion - chopped.
- Garlic - 1 teaspoon chopped.
- Vegetable Oil - 1 tablespoon.
- Water - 1 cup.
- Milk Substitute - 1 cup. Use any favorite like almond, soy, oat, hemp, coconut, etc.
- Salt and Pepper - about half a teaspoon or to taste.
Add one tablespoon of oil to a pot over medium heat. Saute chopped onion for 2 to 3 minutes until soft. Add chopped garlic and saute for a minute.
Bring water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until Cauliflower florets are tender and easily pierced with a fork or knife.
After the Cauliflower is tender turn off the heat and allow the veggies and liquid to cool down for a few minutes.
Add cooked, cooled veggies and liquid to a blender. Cover and blend until smooth, for about 1 minute. Make sure veggies and liquid are not hot when blending - things can get too hot to handle.
It's okay to mash Cauliflower, onions, and garlic with a potato masher and even a large fork. You can mash ingredients roughly or finely.
Add one cup of milk substitute to a pot over medium heat. Add blended Cauliflower.
Finally salt and pepper to your taste. Heat Vegan Cauliflower Soup to a low simmer.
Serve when warm or hot. It's okay to serve cooled and at room temperature.