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Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Leeks, garlic, and other alliums contain prebiotics, an indigestible fiber that provides critical support for your gut microbiome and digestive health.
Two bowls of cauliflower soup.
  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 60 minutes


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 4 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks (white and light green parts), rinsed and chopped thoroughly
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 14-oz. can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces, then place in a large bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Spread cauliflower on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
Place a stock pot over medium heat and add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. When the oil is shimmering, add leeks. Cook until translucent, stirring occasionally, about five minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional one to two minutes.
Add roasted cauliflower, water, coco­nut milk, and spices to the stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and allow soup to simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 35 minutes.
Allow soup to cool slightly, then add to a blender and blend until smooth, venting the lid slightly to let steam escape. Alternatively, use an immersion blender to blend directly in the pot. Serve.

This recipe originally appeared in the April 2020 issue of Experience LifeLife Time’s whole-life health and fitness magazine. 

Photography by: Andrea D’Agosto; Prop Styling: Alicia Buszczak; Food Stylist: Paul Jackman; Illustrations by: Colin Hayes

Maddie Augustin

Maddie Augustin is a Minneapolis-based recipe developer.

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