A healthy and healing Turmeric Cauliflower Soup made in the Instant Pot. This vegan & gluten free soup is so easy to make, and the result is creamy, satisfying goodness you will not want to stop eating!
Fall is almost here and I am so looking forward to having more soups. There is so much eating out in the summer, that I want to just cozy up and enjoy healthy creamy soups all through Fall and Winter!
Cauliflower is perfect to make creamy soups, similar to potato. I also add cashews to make this soup even creamier. If you want to add more veggies in your diet, this is a perfect soup for you. Enjoy with a toasty crusty bread on the side!
This soup is so easy and quick to make in the instant pot. Come home after work, just add in the ingredients and let the instant pot make the soup, while you do other chores. This is one of the best Instant Pot Cauliflower recipe. Of course, the other awesome recipe is Indian Aloo Gobi 😉
I made this soup multiple times to shoot before posting, so I had some leftovers the next day. And guess what, I used the leftover soup as Vegan Alfredo Sauce for pasta, and it was so perfect. You have to give it a try!
How to make Cauliflower Soup in Instant Pot?
The process to make this Cauliflower soup is very straightforward. Heat the instant pot and sauté onions and garlic in some oil. Garlic adds an awesome flavor to the soup.
Then add the rest of the ingredients – cauliflower, cashews, turmeric, cinnamon, salt and vegetable broth.
Pressure cook and then puree the soup using an immersion blender or a blender such as Vitamix. I prefer the immersion blender so I don’t have to transfer to another blender. I am also lazy to have to wash more things.
What spices to add to Cauliflower Soup?
You will notice that I don’t add too many spices to this soup. Yes, you dont need to overwhelm your taste buds. A few basic spices and some lemon juice at the end is enough to make this your favorite healthy soup.
You can add more turmeric if you like, however less is more in case of turmeric. I have been making curries for a long time, and even though turmeric is an essential spice, it is added in very less quantity.
Garnish with parsley and red chili flakes. These are optional, but we love the slight spice from the chili flakes. Oh…and dont forget the lemon juice. It is the most important ingredient to elevate the flavor of this soup!
Let me tell why want to make this Instant Pot Turmeric Cauliflower Soup right away:
√ It is healthy and easy to make.
√ Vegan & Gluten free.
√ Anti-inflammatory healing benefits from turmeric.
√ Packed with flavor…..soooo tasty
√ Get done in one pot – no need to cook or blend separately.
√ Less than 30 minutes to make
√ Perfect for busy weeknights!
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Vegan Cauliflower Soup made in the Instant Pot in less than 30 minutes. Packed with healing ingredients like turmeric, cauliflower and cashews, it is so creamy and full of flavor.
- Chili flakes (optional)
Start the instant pot in Saute mode and heat oil in it. Add diced onions and garlic and sauté for about 3 minutes.
Add cauliflower, cashews, turmeric, cinnamon, broth and salt. Stir it all up. Press Cancel and close lid with vent in sealing position.
Change the instant pot setting to manual or pressure cook mode at high pressure for for 3 mins.
After the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes then release the pressure manually.
Add the lemon juice. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup to a creamy texture. You can also transfer to a blender such as Vitamix to blend the soup. Be careful while blending to avoid hot splatters.
Top with parsley and some chili flakes (optional). Enjoy with toasted bread!
Nuts: I used cashews to make this soup creamy. Other nuts such as almonds or macadamia or a combination could work too.
Nut-free variation: Top make this soup nut-free, add full-fat coconut milk to make it creamy.
Leftover ideas: Use leftovers as a Vegan creamy Alfredo sauce for pasta, it tastes heavenly.
Created: This recipe was created in a 6qt Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-use Pressure Cooker.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.