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Sage Cauliflower White Bean Soup with Garlic Croutons

Sage Cauliflower White Bean Soup with Garlic Croutons {Vegan-Friendly}

This healthy cauliflower white bean soup is the perfect comfort food on a cold day. The soup is creamy & the garlic croutons add a delicious crunch.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 414 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme divided, plus more for garnish
  • 6 cups cauliflower florets 1 medium head
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable or no-chicken broth
  • 1 15- ounce can no-salt-added white beans rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 slices sourdough bread 3 ounces, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, then and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and 1 tsp each sage and thyme; cook about 1 minute (until fragrant). Stir in cauliflower, broth, beans, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the cauliflower is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • While the soup is cooking, toss the bread with 1 tablespoon oil, salt and pepper, and the remaining 1 teaspoon each sage and thyme. Spread the bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Puree the soup using an immersion blender (or in batches in Vitamix for a super creamy texture) until smooth. Serve the soup with the croutons and drizzled with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkled with more thyme, if desired.

Notes

This soup can be made in bulk and stored for up to 5 days in the fridge or months in the freezer!

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 16gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 362mgPotassium: 1064mgFiber: 11gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 76mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 6mg
Keyword cauliflower, croutons, Healthy, sage, soup, Vegan, vegetarian, white bean
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