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Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms

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Course: Soup
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Blender Babes adapted from Cooking Light


  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced leek light green and white parts only
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped cauliflower florets
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock or chicken
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup rice or almond milk or reduced fat 2% milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil or butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 1/2 ounces shiitake mushroom caps
  • 1 teaspoon tamari or Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat large saucepan over high heat, add 2 teaspoons olive oil to pan
  • Add leek, saute´1 minute, add a pinch of salt, cover and reduce heat until leeks are soft
  • Add cauliflower, 1 cup plus 6 tablespoons of the vegetable stock, water and thyme.
  • Bring to a boil; cover reduce heat, and simmer until cauliflower is very tender-about 7 minutes
  • Place cauliflower in Blendtec 90oz Wildside Jar or Vitmaix 64oz Jar. Add remaininng salt, milk/sub, coconut oil and pepper
  • For Blendtec: Press the BATTERS/SAUCES button
  • For Vitamix: Start on Speed 1, increase to speed 5 and blend for 30 seconds.
  • If needed, add 1/2 cup of vegetable broth and/or more milk substitute.
  • For Blendtec: Press the SOUP button
  • For Vitamix: Start on Speed 1, increase to speed 10/HIGH and blend for 1.5 minutes.
  • Thinly sliice shiitake caps. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add remaining olive oil to pan, add mushrooms; sauté 6 minutes or until browned
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable stock, tamari and sherry vinegar, cook until reduced and syrupy
  • Pour soup into bowl, top with mushrooms and fresh parsley, and enjoy!
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes


With a regular blender, you may need to blend the cauliflower in 2 batches, and do not include the milk, coconut oil or pepper. Blend by removing the lid plug to let steam escape and place a towel over the opening to prevent splatters. Once blended, return to pot and THEN add milk/coconut oil/pepper and stir. Keep warm


Calories: 110kcal