I know it’s crazy to have hot soup on a hot day…but I got a vitamix for my birthday and I can’t. Stop. Making. Stuff.
This was quite possibly the creamiest, lightest, cream of anything soup I’ve ever had/made! From the three days I’ve had it, I can absolutely say its worth it.
So I was inspired by the cream of broccoli soup recipe in the cookbook that came with my vitamix. I had a big head of cauliflower so I based my creamy soup around that instead of broccoli. This would be equally good if you used broccoli, FYI.
I came up with this off the top of my head, hope you enjoy it!
Half a head of cauliflower (about 3 cups), cut into florets
1 1/2 c milk, I used almond
1 1/2 t cornstarch
2 T minced white onion
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 t lemon zest
1-2 t fresh chopped sage, depending on how much you like it
3 T veggie stock
1/4 c nutritional yeast
Salt & pepper to taste
Steam your cauliflower for 5 minutes, until it’s easy to pierce with a fork.
Warm your milk and stock over low heat just until gently simmering.
Add all ingredients to your blender with the rest of the ingredients.
caution: hot food in a blender will increase in volume as you blend it, be careful not to overfill or you will have a giant, creamy mess!
Blend until smooth.
If your soup is too thick, add more milk or stock. Too thin, add more (steamed) cauliflower.
Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
Serve with any garnish in season, I used nasturtiums, marigolds, tomato, avocado and smoked paprika. Pea shoots or fried sage would be a great addition as well!