Try this delicious, comforting, and beautiful purple cauliflower soup to shake off the lingering winter blues. The vibrant color brightens the day and promises something extraordinary. And extraordinary it is! It is a simple and healthy soup to serve your family this time of year. The cauliflower, grape, and lemon combination must be experienced to be believed.

Purple Cauliflower Soup (serves 4)

  • Prep Time = 15 minutes
  • Cook Time = 15 minutes
  • Total Time = 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8–1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon Better-than-bouillon, vegetable base, vegan
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium-size purple cauliflower, sliced
  • 1–2 tablespoons 100% frozen grape juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soaked cashews (soak cashews in plenty of water for 4-6 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse the cashews before adding to recipes. For a quicker option: In a pot add cashews and cover with water. Bring to a boil, turn off the heat and cover. Let sit for 15-30 minutes. Drain and rinse the cashews before using).
  • 1/2–3/4 cup water (1/2 cup for thicker cream)

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, sauté onion in olive oil until softened. Add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper and sauté for another minute. Next, add the vegetable stock, Better-than-bouillon, salt, purple cauliflower and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 7-8 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork-tender.
  2. Remove from heat, transfer to a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Return to saucepan.
  3. Next, stir in the grape juice concentrate and lemon juice. Taste and adjust flavor by adding more grape juice concentrate, lemon juice, or salt as needed.
  4. For cashew cream add soaked cashews and water to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  5. Stir in some cashew cream if desired. This adds creaminess to the soup. If the soup is too thick, add 1/2 cup water at a time until you have reached the desired consistency. Adjust flavor accordingly.
  6. Drizzle cashew cream over soup for a beautiful look or mix in the soup for extra creaminess. Be sure to add a little at a time until you arrive at the right creaminess.

Call to Action

“Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst…that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day'” (John 6:35-40 ESV).

As we look to soup and other food to take care of our physical hunger, let us remember to look to Jesus for all of our needs because whoever looks to Jesus and knows Him—as a friend knows a friend—has eternal life.

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