Vegan cheesy roast cauliflower soup


  1. 1 cauliflower
  2. 4 garlic cloves
  3. 4 large white potatoes
  4. 1 yellow onion
  5. 300 ml soy milk
  6. 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  7. 2 tbs smoked paprika
  8. 2 tsp dried basil
  9. 2 tsp dried oregano
  10. 70 ml olive oil
  11. 5 stalks asparagus
  12. 1/2 cup chopped spring onion
  13. 1/2 tsp citric acid powder
  14. 1 tsp indian black salt
  15. 4 slices bread
  16. 1 tbs fresh chopped basil
  17. 1 ltr vegan chicken stock
  18. 1 tbs white pepper
  19. 1 tbs salt
  20. 1 tbs chopped dill
  21. 1 leek
  22. 1 1/2 cups soaked raw cashews


  1. Chop 2 potatoes into small cubes

  2. Add oil, paprika and chopped potatoes to an oven safe dish. Cook at 180°c for 40 minutes. At 20 minutes, shake the potatoes and continue cooking.

  3. Chop leek into slices. Chop the onion, asparagus, garlic and remaining potatoes into very small cubes.

  4. Add chicken stock to a large pot on medium heat. Add chopped leek, onion, asparagus, garlic and potatoes. Stir occasionally and bring heat down if it boils over.

  5. Chop bread into cubes, place them on a lined oven tray and sprinkle all the oregano and basil over the top. Drizzle the olive oil over the bread and set aside.

  6. Add soaked cashews, nutritional yeast, salt, indian black salt, soy milk, fresh basil and some olive oil to a blender. Blend until smooth. Add extra soy milk if it doesnt blend smoothly.

  7. Add blended mixture to the pot of chicken stock. Stir to combine. Let cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  8. With an electric stick blender, blend the soup. Be careful as the hot liquid can spray. Add your white pepper. Once fully blended, allow to cook for another 10 minutes, Stirring occasionally.

  9. Place the tray of bread in the oven. Remove when all pieces are golden brown.

  10. Remove the potatoes from the oven.

  11. Add soup to a bowl and top with the baked potato, croutons, spring onions, dill and any salt and pepper to taste.

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