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Creamy Cauliflower And Sweet Potato Soup

It's hard to believe a soup this velvety has absolutely no dairy in it!

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Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Servings

6

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

    For the soup:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (divided)
  • 1 large sweet potato (peeled and diced in to 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 large cauliflower (cut into 1 inch florets)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil (optional*)
  • For the garnish:

  • 2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil (warmed slightly or olive oil)
  • 1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Heat a 4 quart dutch oven over medium heat. Add the oil to the pan and swirl to coat the bottom. Add the shallot to the pan and cook, stirring often for 1 minute. Season with 1 teaspoon salt. Add the sweet potatoes and cook for another minute, stirring often. Add the cauliflower, bay leaf, vegetable broth and 3 cups of water. Stir to combine. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium low to maintain a gentle simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, toss together the oil, pumpkin seeds, paprika and salt. Scatter evenly on the prepared pan and bake for 8 minutes stirring half way through. Remove from the oven and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  4. When all the vegetables are tender, remove the bay leaf and discard. Remove the soup from the heat. Using a stick blender, puree on high for 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add the coconut oil and remaining salt and puree again until incorporated. Serve with the spiced pepitas on top.
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2 reviews & comments

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    Dolores Gutierrez
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    ★★★★★

    I made this recipe last night, it was delicious!! Super fast and packed with flavor!!

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    Lily Supanik
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Just made this delicious soup!! It was so easy to make! Thank you Giada for sharing this recipe! Can’t wait to make more in 2021! Happy New Year

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