lemony cauliflower soup

Clean Eating Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower is definitely my favorite brassica. I pretty much love it any way you prepare it. Riced, roasted, steamed, sauteed, and blended, as in this delicious and creamy cauliflower soup.

lemony cauliflower soup

This cauliflower soup is an old favorite. It’s simple to make yet so big on flavor. It’s also a health-supportive powerhouse and so important in your bodies natural detoxification systems. It’s a staple in my Nourish program cookbook, as are many other cauliflower dishes. Cauliflower includes antioxidants that boost Phase 1 detoxification and sulfur-containing nutrients that boost Phase 2 activities. Cauliflower also contains phytonutrients called glucosinolates, which activate detox enzymes and intensify their activity.

Clean eating cauliflower soup

Cauliflower is also a powerful anti-cancer veg! It’s broad spectrum antioxidant support helps lower the risk of oxidative stress in our cells, which helps to prevent some forms of cancer (especially colon, breast and ovarian cancer). You can feel good about eating this cauliflower soup!cauliflower soup with pistachios

The soup is also kid friendly. Norah absolutely loves it! The recipe is a simple blend of sauteed onions and garlic, vegetable broth, and lemon juice blended with cooked cauliflower. I topped mine with pistachios and hemp seeds but you could also add a dollop of harissa, shredded cheese, or pumpkin seeds.

clean eating cauliflower soup

Clean Eating Cauliflower Soup


  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 3 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • pistachios and hemp seed, for garnish


  1. Saute onions and garlic in oil until softened. Season with salt and pepper. Add broth, water and cauliflower, bring to a boil, then simmer until cauliflower is softened. Transfer soup to your blender and blend until creamy. Place back in your pot and add lemon. Taste for seasoning. Top with pistachios and hemp seed to serve.

Clean eating cauliflower soup is a delicious, detoxifying weeknight dinner!

6 replies
  1. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
    Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says:

    Happy birthday Danielle! I love cauliflower too and this is a great reminder that I need to make my cauliflower soup again! I’m impressed with how milky white your soup is -mine comes out a little more tan, but delish nonetheless!

  2. Dianne Terwilliger
    Dianne Terwilliger says:

    sounds good, but no mention of how many this serves. Would also be nice to have the nutritional breakout.

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