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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!

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!

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

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!)

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!)

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 Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings (about 2 cups each)
Calories 393 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

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

  1. 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).

  2. Blend: When cauliflower is tender, puree the mixture until smooth using either a handheld immersion blender or by carefully transferring to a countertop blender.

  3. 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

  1. 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 Facts
Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 195
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.7g 33%
Saturated Fat 4.1g 21%
Sodium 1307mg 54%
Potassium 761mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 38.7g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7.5g 30%
Sugars 5.1g
Protein 15.1g 30%
Calcium 6%
Iron 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link, I may earn a commission. This post first appeared over on Amanda’s Cookin’, where I’m a contributor. Thanks so much for dropping by and for making easy recipes like This Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup possible!

This Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup recipe has a handful of ingredients and requires almost no prep time (plus, it's vegan!) It's a flavor packed healthy dinner recipe that the family will love (and the perfect soup recipe for Christmas or Thanksgiving). #souprecipes #soup #veganrecipes #vegetarianrecipes #cauliflowerrecipes #chickpearecipes

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