Rating: 4.5 stars 4.6
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Hearty and satisfying without being overly rich or heavy, this flavorful, easy, healthy 'bisque' gets rave reviews and is always gone by meal's end! It travels well, as the soup can be eaten hot, cold, or in-between. It always vanishes during pot-luck dinners, even when cauliflower is an unfavorite food!

Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins
1 hr
2 1/2 quarts


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat vegetable oil in a 4-quart pot with a tight-fitting lid over medium-low heat. Cook and stir vegetables in the hot oil until nearly tender, 7 to 10 minutes; add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.

  • Stir cauliflower and carrot into the vegetable mixture; season with allspice and seasoned salt. Pour vegetable broth over the vegetable mixture. Place lid on the pot and cook vegetables until soft, 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Ladle about half the vegetables into the bowl of a blender with enough liquid to cover. Hold lid in place with a towel and pulse blender a few times to get mixture moving before leaving blender on to puree vegetables entirely.

  • Mash remaining vegetables in the pot with a fork or potato masher until no large chunks remain. Pour pureed vegetable mixture into the pot with the coconut milk; stir. Season soup with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes:

For non-vegetarians: This can be made with chicken broth, milk, or cream with chopped, cooked white potato, sweet potato, or rice for richer results.

Vegetarian options: Top with grated cheese when serving hot. Top with sour cream when serving cold.

It can be made without coconut milk for even less calories, and it will still be vegan, lactose-, gluten-, and starch-free, while remaining almost nearly as good!

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 10.7g; fat 17.7g; sodium 290.8mg. Full Nutrition