Cauliflower Mushroom Soup

Immerse yourself in the exquisite world of fungi with this Cauliflower Mushroom Soup. A delightful blend of earthy flavors and creamy textures, this soup is a testament to the culinary magic that happens when nature's bounty meets kitchen creativity.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
45 minutes
Total Time
60 minutes
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- 1 medium-sized head of cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1 pound cauliflower mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
- 2 large shallots, finely chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours and drained
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos or gluten-free soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar


Step 1 - Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Step 2 - Roast Vegetables

Toss the cauliflower florets, cauliflower mushrooms, shallots, garlic, thyme, olive oil, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet. Roast for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally, until tender and beginning to brown. Increase the heat to 475°F (245°C) and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes until caramelized.

Step 3 - Simmer the Soup

Transfer the roasted vegetables to a large pot. Add the vegetable broth, soaked cashews, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), nutritional yeast, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the cashews are soft.

Step 4 - Blend

In batches, carefully blend the soup in a blender until smooth. Return the soup to the pot, reheat if necessary, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Step 5 - Serve and Garnish

Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar, reserved roasted vegetables, and a sprinkle of fresh thyme or parsley.

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What are Cauliflower Mushrooms?

Cauliflower mushrooms (Sparassis), found globally, are a unique variety of mushrooms characterized by a distinctive appearance resembling a sea sponge, brain, or cauliflower. They are increasingly cultivated and sold in various regions including Korea, Japan, the United States, and Australia​​. The most well-known species, S. crispa and S. radicata, are notable for their impressive size and distinct look, making them easily distinguishable from inedible mushrooms​​.

What do Cauliflower Mushrooms Taste Like?

Contrary to their name, cauliflower mushrooms do not taste like cauliflower. They offer a distinct nutty, slightly sweet, and earthy flavor with a firm and meaty texture. When cooked, they maintain their firmness, making them an excellent meat substitute in vegetarian dishes. Their aroma is a unique blend of roasted nuts, toasted bread, and a hint of smoke​​.

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