Dec 08

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Broccoli Soup

I’m joining up for Meatless Monday today with a hot soup! :] Before I get to the recipe, I wanted to share two things!

One of them is the workout I did yesterday “with” Laura (live on youtube! 😛 ). This is actually the first video I’ve ever posted to my blog! :O! I didn’t know it was that easy. >_> This is somewhat of a game-changer. Maybe I’ll actually start doing something with my YouTube account!

The second is the gratitude list I made for yesterday’s Elf 4 Health Challenge! :]


Lately, I’ve been eating a lot less meat because there’s a super nice lady at my church who worries that I don’t have time to make my own food. She’s taken to packing up all the good leftovers from potluck for me to take home after choir practice each weekend. (Most of my church is vegetarian.)

My protein intake has actually dwindled in comparison to what I was eating when I prepping for my powerlifting competition, but since I don’t think I’ll get to enter another one in the foreseeable future (and I’ve also been saving money by finishing off the food in my apartment), I guess it’s a-okay!

This recipe is awesome in that if you happen to want it to be more like mashed potatoes, you can just add 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt and blend it til it reaches your desired consistency. Since I unfortunately have no blender powerful enough (or a food processor), I decided to make this into a soup instead. :]

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Broccoli Soup

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower & Broccoli Soup

  • 1 bag frozen cauliflower florets
  • 1 bag frozen cauliflower + broccoli florets
  • drizzle of EVOO
  • 1 head of garlic
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • copious amounts of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Slice off top of head of garlic + drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Wrap in foil.
  3. Spread cauliflower florets onto a baking sheet in an even layer and drizzle with olive oil (or melted coconut oil).
  4. Roast for ~40 minutes. Stir the cauliflower halfway through cooking. Allow it to cool and remove garlic cloves from the head of garlic.
  5. While on medium heat, mash together the cauliflower, milk, salt, pepper ,and chicken/vegetable broth in a bowl until it reaches your desired consistency.
  6. Season with more pepper and serve!

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  1. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    HAH! That’s adorable that she brings you leftovers 🙂

    This soup sounds awesome!! Now that the weather is getting chilly, all I want is soup all the time!

    1. Farrah

      Agreed! 😀 She’s super sweet!

      Same here! 😀 I keep wanting to eat salad, but then I look at it in the fridge and go, “…nope, too cold. BACK TO SOUP!” sigh.

  2. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living

    What a wonderful gratitude list – I find focusing on my blessings helps keep me grounded, especially during this busy holiday season.
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    1. Farrah

      Definitely! It really helps me to put things into perspective too when times are tough! :]

  3. Annmarie

    SO long story short- I haven’t eaten broccoli soup since I was in college and found a lump of fat in it and I rarely make soup at home BUT this looks really really good and I’m thinking I might just have to give it a try!
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    1. Farrah

      EW. I’m so sorry. I would be scarred too. :'( There definitely wouldn’t (shouldn’t o_o) be any lumps of fat in this one! <3

  4. Rachel G

    Oh my goodness this sounds so yummy! It has basically everything I want in a soup!
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    1. Farrah

      I was craving something hot, something with roasted garlic in it, and lots of veggies, so I decided to just throw it all together! 😛

  5. Hannah @CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    This soup sounds SO good! I love that you used frozen veggies, too, because sometimes I just feel too lazy to even cut them 😉
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    1. Farrah

      It’s part of my let’s-clean-out-my-apartment/fridge/freezer/pantry crusade! 😀 (…and also because I definitely get lazy with cooking too. ;P )

  6. jess meddows

    This soup looks AMAZING Farrah!

    And it’s really interesting that most of your church is vegetarian. Do you know why this is? I’m Australian (but lived in Canada with my husband the past few years, and now we live in Thailand). And in Australia, our most well known vegetarian brand is owned by a church group who are all vegetarians. I think they might be Seventh Day Adventists? I’d have to check.
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! :]

      I’ve never been to Australia, but I have lots of love for Thailand! 😀 I’ve visited a couple times and really miss the food there. <3

      I'm a Seventh-Day Adventist as well! 😛 I think a fair number of SDA's end up being vegetarian because we already don't eat seafood (other than fish) or pork anyway, so another couple meats aren't too much harder to cut out. 😛 (I like chicken and salmon too much to make the leap. >_>) As a whole, we like promoting healthy living/food, so that might be it! :] My church back in WV where my school was is mostly vegetarian/vegan too! 😛

  7. Alanna

    Mmm that soup sounds so comforting right now. I haven’t been so much into soup as I have been this year! Frozen veggies are definitely great to have on hand.
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    1. Farrah

      Same here! It’s something about this cold, haha. I only want to eat/drink hot things!

  8. Denise Dukeshire

    This looks amazing! I will have to try to make this soup! Looks super easy but totally could become a staple of mine. Mmmm Add carrots and green onion? Im sure you can do heaps of variations with this as well! yum! Thanks for posting.
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    1. Farrah

      Ooo, that sounds amazing! Definitely play around with it! It’s a super adaptable recipe! :]

  9. Emily @SinfulNutrition

    Sounds perfect for a chilly day! Love that it uses frozen veggies too since they are inexpensive and so quick!
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    1. Farrah

      Yes indeed! I live alone, so buying fresh veggies in bulk is harder in terms of being able to eat it all quickly enough. Thank goodness for frozen veggies (and fruit)! :]

  10. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Roasted garlic…..yummmmmm! I haven’t had any soup yet this season! I blame it on dorm living 😛
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    1. Farrah

      Aww, yeah, that would put a dent on it! I had to be on a meal plan during my first year when I was living in dorms, so I didn’t start cooking (learning to ._.) til I moved out the next year! 😮

  11. Laura@Fit Running Mama

    YUM!! I love SOUP!!! Living in it these days!
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    1. Farrah

      That’s the story of my life these days too!

  12. Becca @ The Earthlings Handbook

    This sounds delicious and easy! Do you not have to peel the garlic? When you say a “bag” of broccoli, do you mean 1 pound? (I buy the bigger bags because they’re a better value–but it’s easy to estimate what fraction of the bag is 1 pound.)
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    1. Farrah

      Nope! No need to peel the garlic! :] It falls right out after it’s roasted! (Just be careful though; it’s supersuper hot!) I think the bags I used were around 12 oz.! :]

  13. Betsy

    Great gratitude list and so nice of the lady at your church looking out for you!
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! I’m really blessed to have met her! :]

  14. Rachel

    This looks delicious. Definitely trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Farrah

      Thank you! I hope you like it! :]

  15. genevieve @ gratitude & greens

    This soup sounds so warming! I really love broccoli and cauliflower… yum! Also, it’s so nice that someone packs up all the leftovers for you to take home. That’s so thoughtful- lucky you!
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    1. Farrah

      Me too! 😀 I like to throw em’ into everything when I get the chance to, haha.

      The level of niceness of people on this end of the country still throws me off sometimes! I’m really lucky to have met her! :]

  16. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    Roasted garlic is one of my favorite things and putting it in a soup is brilliant! It sounds so delicious!! p.s. Love Actually is definitely my favorite holiday movie too 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      I was craving something with roasted garlic in it and realized that I’d never made my own. I’m surprised at how easy it was! <3 (We all know what this means... <3 )

  17. Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating

    I need more easy to throw together soups for the Winter, this would be perfect! I have never thought of a roasted garlic broccoli soup. Pinning this!
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    1. Farrah

      Hope you like it! I was craving soup…and also roasted garlic, so I decided to just throw it all together to see what would happen. 😛

  18. Mar @ Mar on the Run

    oh man, that soup looks amazing!
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! 😀

  19. Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge)

    YUM! What a delicious looking soup! Love the idea of roasted garlic with cauliflower! Perfect winter meal 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! 😀 It warmed up my soul! (I’m really not enjoying this cold, but the hot soups help!)

  20. Ariana

    That sounds so good and easy to make! I love having soup on hand because it’s SO good for grab ‘n go meals. I don’t even heat it up hahah. My mom is like your church lady & usually makes soup for me because she thinks I’m too busy so I’ll pass on your recipe 😉
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    1. Farrah

      These days, I like heating up most everything, but I love it as a grab and go meal as well! :]

      haha, nice! ;P I hope you like it!

  21. Lauren

    that soups looks so awesome! I’m going to have to try that!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! 😀 I hope you like it!

  22. Sonja Pound

    I LOVE this post for a few reasons. First, I love all veggies and can’t wait to make this soup. The best part of this post is reading about how people take care of you. I need a grandmother that can cook for/with me. So sweet.
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! 😀 I hope you like it!

      I really feel that I’ve been incredibly blessed with all the people I’ve met. <3! Hoping I can pay it forward and also help them out once I'm not in this spiral of doom known as my student debt! :]

  23. Jess@Flying Feet in Faith

    Great video! I have a youtube account but I’m afraid I never use it! I don’t have any kind of great recording method. I recently made cauliflower loaded potato soup that was amazing. I’ll have to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing! I prefer veggie over meat any day.
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I only have like…3 videos on mine from performances and such, but they’re all only viewable to the people that are actually in it/that I give the link to, haha. The only recording method I have is my phone camera though, which is partially why I’ve never really branched out into the whole youtube thing (other than lack of time, haha). :[

      Hope you like it! :]

  24. Libby

    I live on soup in the winter–I’ll definitely have to try this out. Thanks!

    1. Farrah

      Same here! More so this winter than any of the others, it seems. I hope you like it! :]

  25. Simple Hacks Living

    Sounds great! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks for stopping by! :]

  26. Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry

    Farrah, that is the cutest thing ever…the lady from church packing leftovers. I love it. The soup looks tasty, my most fave meals are soup. If you have time head over to my blog and look under SOUPS category, I have some pretty good ones)
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    1. Farrah

      She’s super nice! 😀 I need to start bringing tupperware to leave there so she doesn’t exhaust the church’s tupperware collection on me!

      I adore your soup collection. o_o All of it looks so good though. Where do I start?! Do you have a personal favorite? 😛

  27. Stephanie

    How perfect for these cold nights!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! Definitely will do! 😀

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