How to Make Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Soup

You're going to love this creamy vegan cauliflower soup. You won't even notice that the dairy is missing!

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Even if you aren’t vegan, you’ll love this lightened up version of cauliflower soup. Ready in about 30 minutes and made with less than 10 basic ingredients, this cozy meal will work its way into your family dinner rotation. Our secret is coconut milk—once it’s mixed in with the vegetables and broth, the result is a delicious, silky-smooth vegan soup that’s completely dairy-free.

Psst: Here are more ways to make creamy soup without cream.

Vegan Cauliflower Soup Recipe

This recipe from Jenna Urben of McKinney, Texas makes 7 servings.


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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 small potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

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Step 1: Cook the onion

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In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until tender and translucent.

Step 2: Add other vegetables and bring to a boil

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Stir in the cauliflower and potato, and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3: Stir in the coconut milk

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Remove from heat and stir in the coconut milk. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4: Blend to perfection

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For unmatched creaminess, let the soup cool a bit and blend until smooth. You could also use an immersion blender to blend the soup right in the pot! (Here are the best immersion blenders, if you don’t already have one.)

Step 5: Garnish and serve the soup

To serve, top with garnishes and enjoy with a homemade loaf of vegan French bread.

Tips for Making Vegan Cauliflower Soup

What can you use to garnish vegan cauliflower soup?

We topped our vegan cauliflower soup with nutritional yeast, green onions and fresh herbs, but you can garnish the soup with whatever you like. Other delicious topping ideas are croutons for some crunch, a few thin florets of roasted cauliflower, or even crushed red pepper flakes and hot sauce for a kick.

What can you serve with vegan cauliflower soup?

Vegan bread would be perfect for soaking up the creamy cauliflower soup, but you could also pair a bowl with a half sandwich such as a grilled eggplant panini or a portobello melt (both with vegan cheese, of course). A hearty vegan salad would be a good sidekick as well, such as a warm baked salad with roasted vegetables.

How should you store leftover vegan cauliflower soup?

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days in the fridge. Reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop, being sure to stir every so often to ensure even heating. Since this recipe has coconut milk and potatoes, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this soup. Potatoes tend to soak up moisture, and cream-based soups can separate.

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Jenna Urben
Jenna is a food blogger focused on sharing allergy-friendly recipes. Her favorite ingredients include sweet potatoes, chickpeas and squash.
Lauren Pahmeier
Lauren is an associate editor at Taste of Home, focusing on search engine optimization. When she’s not making sure readers can find TOH’s recipes on Google, she’s practicing her food photography, consistently finding new recipes to try and hunting down the most indulgent treats in the Twin Cities.