Last week I found myself at the grocery store with a fussy baby, wandering the aisles thinking, what should I make for dinner?? I felt tired of all my winter weeknight go-to’s- chili, mac n’ cheese, macro plate– and decided to consult my long-running list of recipe ideas. I’ve had “hummus soup” written down for ages so I made some funny faces at my baby girl to keep her happy (which worked for about 30 seconds) and scrambled to come up with a plan for the ingredients.
Let me tell you, I’m so, so glad I finally got around to today’s Vegan, Gluten-Free Hummus Soup!
The photographs truly don’t do the recipe justice. Actually, scratch that- they make the recipe look like a regular old bowl of hummus (not that there is ever anything wrong with a bowl of hummus) but I promise it’s so much more!
If you like hummus you’ll love this soup. It’s so simple, it’s basically all the ingredients in hummus plus a creamy cauliflower base, with sauteed onions and garlic. It’s cozy, warming and filling.
I garnished mine with an extra lemon wedge, a scoop of sauerkraut, fresh dill and black pepper. The next day I mixed green lentils into the leftover soup and topped it with avocado and crackers- so hearty and delicious!
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 cups of vegetable broth
- 1 medium head of cauliflower, broken into florets
- 1½ cups cooked (or 1 15-oz can) chickpeas
- ¼ cup tahini
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- salt and pepper, to taste
- lemon wedges
- fresh dill
- Heat the olive oil at medium-high in a large stockpot. Add the onion and garlic and saute until browned (5-7 minutes).
- Add 4 cups of vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add the cauliflower and simmer until tender (10-15 minutes).
- Carefully transfer to contents of the pot to the blender. Add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Return the soup to the pot. Heat at medium, stirring occasionally, until it's warm. Season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer to bowls to serve and add your favorite garnishes.