Creamy Dandelion Soup {Paleo, Vegan, Whole30}

By April 13, 2020 April 23rd, 2020 Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, Whole30

Creamy Dandelion Soup is a delicious  one-pot, dairy-free, paleo, gluten free, vegan soup recipe that’s perfect for spring. It’s an immunity boosting soup that you will love!

Living in isolation is frustrating. It’s not how many of us are wired.

You’re probably cooking all the time. Don’t stop! Cooking makes life a little bit better for yourself and for those who are stuck at home with you. It’s a gift that makes it possible to feel more normal.

This Creamy Dandelion Soup will make you feel SOOO good because it’s full of nourishment.

Dandelion is a really amazing food. It’s super high in nutrients, boosts immunity, supports your liver, digestive system and is good for detoxification. Read more about the health benefits of dandelion here.

On my weekly trip out to buy groceries I found dandelion greens in the supermarket and health food store. You may even have some growing in your backyard.

Dandelion is a bitter green. This is a good thing. Bitter taste improves digestion, curbs hunger and cravings, and promotes healthy blood sugar.

Cauliflower is added to balance out the bitterness of the dandelion greens. Since cauliflower is one of those vegetables that will stay in your refrigerator for 2-3 weeks, you can keep plenty on hand.

The other ingredients in this soup are staples; onions, garlic and celery.

The creaminess in the soup comes from cashews which contain mood-stabilizing vitamins: B6, magnesium, niacin, and even tryptophan.  How great is that, just what we need right now!

I use ghee to support digestion but olive oil works just fine.

Since you’re home a lot, why not turn the bones left over from that roasted chicken you made last night into broth. Just put it in a pot, cover with water and simmer on low for 4-6 hours. Click here if you want an exact recipe.

Once you cook the soup, blend it to get your desired consistency.  I like to pulse it so you see little bits of the dandelion. If you prefer, you can blend until it’s totally smooth. Both ways are good.

You’ll feel calm and satisfied when you’ve made and consumed this Creamy Dandelion soup as you stroll over to the couch to watch your favorite show on Hulu or Netflix. That’s my plan for today.

I’m going watching the comedy Where’d You Go, Bernadette about an agoraphobic architect and mother named Bernadette Fox, who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica, starring Cate Blanchett.

I hope you LOVE this soup!  It’s delicious, nourishing, immune boosting, comforting, quick and easy to make.

“Dandelions, like all things in nature are beautiful when you take the time to pay attention to them.”                                    ~ June Stoyer

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Creamy Dandelion Soup 2 bowls

Creamy Dandelion Soup {paleo, vegan, Whole30}


  • Author: Ingrid DeHart
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This  is a delicious one pot soup that’s nourishing, immune boosting, comforting and easy to make. You’ll feel calm and satisfied.


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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cashews, soaked for 4 hours or overnight
  • 1 large bunch dandelion, chopped, stems and leaves separate (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut off the bottom part of the dandelion with most of the stems, chop and set aside.
  2. Coarsely chop the greens and set aside separate from the stems.
  3. Heat a soup pot and add ghee or olive oil. Add onion and celery, sauté on medium low for 5 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Add cauliflower, dandelion stems, broth and salt.
  6. Bring to a boil, turn down, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Add dandelion stems and simmer 10 minutes.
  8. Rinse and drain the cashews. Add to a blender.
  9. Scoop out 1 cup of soup liquid and blend until smooth.
  10. Add the rest of the soup and blend until you get your desired consistency. I like to pulse so you see little bits of the dandelion or you can blend until it’s totally smooth.
  11. Serve warm. Store the remainder in the refrigerator for 3 days.

Notes

If you can’t find dandelion substitute kale.

  • Category: Soup, Lunch, Dinner, Snack
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Vegan, Whole30

Keywords: creamy dandelion soup

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