Featured Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Leek Soup (Dairy Free, Vegan)

Featured Recipe: Creamy Cauliflower Leek Soup (Dairy Free, Vegan)

A great way to reduce starch in a dish is to replace potatoes with cauliflower! You will love the way that substitution tastes in this delicious comforting soup!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Soup
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 8 People


  • 1 Large Organic Cauliflower (Cut Into Small Florets)
  • 2 Large Organic Leeks (Thoroughly Cleaned and Diced)
  • 1 Large Organic White Onion (Diced)
  • 3 tbsp "Sarafino" Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 Cups Water

Savoury Cashew Cream

  • 2 Cups Organic Raw Cashews
  • 3 Organic Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • Sea Salt (To Taste)
  • Black Pepper (To Taste)


  • In a large soup pot, over medium heat, sauté leeks and onions in olive oil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  • In a high speed blender combine the cashew cream ingredients and add them to the pot with the addition of 3 cups of water and simmer for 30 minutes or until cauliflower is fully cooked.
  • Carefully transfer the soup in batches to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Alternatively use an immersion blender and enjoy as a lower carb alternative to potato – leek soup!


Each Serving Contains:
297 calories; 14 g protein; 19 g total fat (0 g trans fat); 23g total carbohydrates (6g of sugar); 33mg sodium (without added salt)


  1. Michelle Krawczyk on November 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Could you use unsweetened cashew milk instead of raw cashews? Thank you.

    • TheNETeam on November 17, 2016 at 9:28 am

      Hi Michelle!

      You certainly could, though the ratios would change. You’d simply replace the water and cashew ingredients listed in the cream section with 4 cups of cashew milk. You may need to adjust for thickness, but it’d be close enough!

      Thank you,
      -Your friends at Nature’s

  2. Denyse on December 18, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    There’s 8 cups of water ? And do you Presoak the cashews?

    • TheNETeam on December 20, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      Hi Denyse.

      That’s correct; for the entire recipe, 8 cups of water, though there are 2 different components. Additionally, we didn’t pre-soak the cashews while making this recipe, though you certainly could!

      Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions.

      -Your Friends @ Nature’s

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