Cauliflower Chickpea Soup
Recipe type: soup, comfort food
Cuisine: vegan, vegetarian, simple
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Serves: 6
This simple soup is vegan, decadent, and just perfect in it's simplicity!
  • 2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 med yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp hot red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 5 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 16-oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • white truffle oil, to drizzle on soup when serving
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add cauliflower, red pepper flakes, about 2 tsp salt (or to taste), and about 20 grinds of black pepper.
  4. Pour in 6 cups of water.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover partially, and simmer for 40 minutes.
  6. Pour the soup, in 3 batches, into the blender and whiz it up until completely creamy and smooth. (I used my Vitamix and it worked great.) *NOTE: when pureeing hot liquid in blender, cover the top tightly with a clean dish towel so that the steam can release and you can stay safe!
  7. As the batches are pureed, pour them into a large bowl. When all are done, transfer the soup back into the pot and add the chickpeas to the soup in the pot, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  8. Ladle into bowls and drizzle a little bit of white truffle oil on top of each bowl.
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe by Kitchen of Youth at