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Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup

This Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup has a handful of ingredients and requires almost no prep time (plus, it’s vegan!)

This Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup has a handful of ingredients and requires almost no prep time (plus, it's vegan!)

We can all agree that slow cookers are awesome, right? But if there’s one thing that slow cookers are hands-down so great at, it’s soups. Specifically, ultra-creamy, flavorful soups. The long cook time means vegetables become tender and flavors blend perfectly, making for the most delicious (and hands-off) dinner!

This Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup has a handful of ingredients and requires almost no prep time (plus, it's vegan!)

The secret to creamy cauliflower soup

Now you can make a pretty good cauliflower soup with cauliflower alone. But this is a great cauliflower soup, which is why today we’re throwing in a secret, magic-making ingredient…cashews!

Cashews, which are basically every vegan’s secret to mock-dairy creaminess, make this slow cooker cauliflower soup feel full and creamy (while keeping the recipe totally plant-based!)

This Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup has a handful of ingredients and requires almost no prep time (plus, it's vegan!)
This Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup has a handful of ingredients and requires almost no prep time (plus, it's vegan!)

Soup topping ideas

I’m a firm believer that no soup is complete without a great topping (see this popcorn-topped pumpkin soup, or this Brussels sprout topped bean soup, or this tortilla chip topped taco soup).

Which is why today we’re topping this easy soup with my favorite classic topping…roasted chickpeas! They bring spicy crunch while making the soup filling enough for a main course.

This Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup has a handful of ingredients and requires almost no prep time (plus, it's vegan!)
This Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup has a handful of ingredients and requires almost no prep time (plus, it's vegan!)

Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup

This Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup has a handful of ingredients and requires almost no prep time (plus, it’s vegan!)
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Course: Appetizers, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower soup, vegan soup
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving
Time: 60 minutes or more
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings (about 2 cups each)
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
5 from 1 vote

INGREDIENTS

Cauliflower Soup

  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 1 cup cashews 125 g
  • 3 cups vegetable broth 720 mL
  • 1 to 2 cups water 240 to 480 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Chickpea Topping

  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas drained and patted dry,425 g
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Cauliflower Soup

  • Cook: Roughly chop cauliflower and onion. Add to slow cooker along with cashews and broth. Submerge the cauliflower and cashews under the broth as much as possible, then cover and cook until cauliflower is tender (high for 3 to 4 hours, low for 6 to 8).
  • Blend: When cauliflower is tender, puree the mixture until smooth using either a handheld immersion blender or by carefully transferring to a countertop blender.
  • Serve: Stir in 1 to 2 cups water, until you reach a thick, soupy consistency (it will differ depending on the size of your cauliflower). Season with salt and optionally top with crispy chickpeas (see below).

Chickpea Topping

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Toss chickpeas with oil, spices, and salt. Spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until crispy. Serve warm over soup.

NOTES

Inspired by Pinch of Yum’s Golden Soup!

NUTRITION

Serving: 1servingCalories: 393kcalCarbohydrates: 38.7gProtein: 15.1gFat: 21.7gSaturated Fat: 4.1gSodium: 1307mgPotassium: 761mgFiber: 7.5gSugar: 5.1gCalcium: 6%Iron: 24%
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  1. Carmen solis says:

    Would you be more clear in your recipe please.
    What kind of cashew is use for this soup. Raw or roasted..

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Carmen, all recipes use raw ingredients unless otherwise specified 🙂

  2. Brooke Savastano says:

    The soup was amazing! We put it in the bullet because we done have a handheld blender. The only thing we thought it lacked was some spices which wasn’t a big deal. We added some nutritional yeast and our homemade vegan Parm (made of cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and salt). All in all 10/10 would recommend to a friend (or serve to some of my non vegan family members and not tell them it’s vegan until after they taste and love it) thank you for this great recipe 🙂

    1. Sarah says:

      Haha, I also love serving to unsuspecting non-vegans without telling them, sneaky sneaky! Love the addition of nutritional yeast, I’ll have to try that next time 😀

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