A green soup that’s not your ordinary detox broth. This green goddess soup is creamy and satisfying, yet 100% wholesome, vegan, gluten-free, and even Paleo. Made with Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and lots of fresh herbs!
1medium head of cauliflower(about 2 pounds), cut into small florets
1cupraw cashews,soaked in boiling water for 1 hour
3large handfuls of baby spinach(add more if you’d like)
1/4cupmint leaves,roughly chopped + more for garnish
1/4cupbasil leaves,roughly chopped + more for garnish
1/2cupparsley leaves,roughly chopped + more for garnish
3tablespoonsfreshly squeeze lemon juice
1cup“lite” canned coconut milk(optional, for extra creaminess)
Black sesame seeds
Vegan yogurt or coconut milk
Toasted pine nuts
Heat a Dutch oven or large soup pot over medium-low heat and add the olive oil. Once shimmering, add the onions and celery and season with 1/2 teaspoon of the kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Cook until the vegetables are starting to soften and turn lightly golden, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the vegetable broth (or water) and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer the broth for 10 minutes. Add the Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cashews and bring to vigorous simmer/gentle boil for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
Transfer the soup to a high-powered blender and add the spinach, mint, basil, parsley, the remaining 1 teaspoon kosher salt, black pepper to taste, lemon juice, and coconut milk (if using). Depending on the size of your blender, you may need to do this in batches. Remove the blender cap to prevent trapping the steam inside the blender and cover the hole with a dish towel. Blend the soup until it is completely smooth and thick. If the soup is too thick for your liking, add more broth or water as needed to thin out. Season to taste with salt/pepper. If desired, garnish with additional fresh herbs and cucumber ribbons, black sesame seeds, vegan yogurt, and toasted pine nuts.