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Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Garlic & Thyme Mushroom

This soup can be the base for any soup really. Just replace the cauliflower with any vegetable, and get creative with spices and herbs and toppings!

An example, I love pumpkin soup with a toasted pumpkin seed and coconut flake topping - YUM! Or make it broccoli and cannellini beans with crispy bacon (if you eat that, or make a vegan version if you don't)....soup is only limited by your imagination!

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Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Garlic & Thyme Mushrooms

Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Garlic & Thyme Mushrooms


  • Olive oil (to sauté the onion / garlic and the mushrooms)

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 crushed garlic cloves (keep 1 for the mushrooms)

  • 1 cauliflower, chopped into florets

  • 500ml - 1 litre vegetable or chicken stock (enough to cover the cauliflower by about 1/2 inch and more if you want to change consistency after blending)

  • 150g mushrooms (or more if you love mushrooms as they do shrink when cooked)

  • 3-4 fresh thyme stems (remove leaves from the stem)

  • Coconut cream or milk (to drizzle on top)


  • Sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent

  • As it softens and the onion and garlic become fragrant, put in the cauliflower florets and cover with stock

  • Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer

  • Simmer until cauliflower is softened

  • Take off the heat and blend with a stick blender (be careful, the liquid will be hot so you can wait for it to cool before blending with the stick blender. If you only have a jug blender, wait until fully cool so that it doesn't explode!)

  • Add more stock or water if you want it to be thinner (remember you are adding the mushroom on top so you don't want it too thin)

Crispy Mushrooms

  • Slice mushrooms thinly

  • Crush garlic clove

  • Heat olive oil in pan, add mushrooms and garlic and cook until crispy

  • Just before the mushrooms are finished add the thyme leaves

To serve

  • Heat cauliflower soup

  • Add crispy mushroom mix on top and drizzle with coconut milk or cream

  • If you love thyme, you could also finish with some fresh thyme leaves.


If you make it and post on social media, don't forget to tag me @carissacrosdale or comment below to let me know how it worked out for you.



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