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Turmeric Cauliflower Soup made in the instant pot in 2 serving bowls garnished with red chili flakes and parsley
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Vegan Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot cauliflower soup, vegan cauliflower soup
Diet: Gluten-free, Vegan
Method: Blender/Food Processor, Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Meeta Arora



To garnish


  • 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.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1333mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 73.9mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.9mg