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Vegan Cheesy Cauliflower Cashew Soup

The best vegan cauliflower soup recipe ever! Extra creamy, cheesy and silky like a dream, made with cashews, potatoes and nutritional yeast, gluten free and you don’t even need to roast anything.
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Best Cauliflower Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 193kcal
Author Florentina


  • 1 large cauliflower -cut into florets
  • 1 carrot -diced
  • 1 small yellow onion -diced
  • 1 rib celery -chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic -minced
  • 3 medium golden potatoes -cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 6-8 cups vegetable stock (loe sodium)
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 leaf bay
  • 1.5 tsp turmeric
  • 1.5 tsp ground ginger (or 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger root)
  • sea salt + black pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges for serving OPTIONAL


  • In a large pot over medium heat add a splash of veggie stock or water, the onion and a pinch of sea salt. Saute for a few minutes until translucent. 
  • Stir in the carrot and celery and add more water if needed. Continue cooking about 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the garlic, cauliflower, potatoes, cashews, thyme and bay leaf and toss everything to coat.
  • Pour in the veggie stock and bring to a simmer. Stir in the nutritional yeast, turmeric and ginger and cook about 15 to 20 minutes until all vegetables are soft. Discard bay and thyme sprigs.
  • Transfer to a powerful blender and puree until silky smooth (work in batches). Adjust seasonings to taste with more sea salt and serve garnished with the chives and the lemon wedges. 


  • You can omit the cashews if you prefer and add 1-2 cups of cashew milk instead, reduce the veggie stock by the same amount. It’s way silkier and creamier with the cashews tough.
  • Make sure to use a powerful blender like the Vitamix when pureeing the soup or it might end up grainy instead of silky.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 969mg | Potassium: 719mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2275IU | Vitamin C: 32.2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4.8mg