Easy Cauliflower Coconut Bisque

by jenna on February 22, 2013

I’m on a real coconut milk kick.

Earlier this week, I made Kacia’s Crab Bisque and used coconut milk as the base. Man, was it ever good!!!! It turned out so well, in fact, that I decided to use it in this super creamy cauliflower soup. Cauliflower is a great winter veggie and this might be my new favorite way to enjoy it.

This bisque has a velvet-like consistency and an ever-so-subtle hint of coconut. It’s positively decadent when drizzled with a teeny bit of olive oil and served with crusty grilled bread for dipping. Perfect to warm up all you snowy people right now!

I made this soup with chicken broth but it could very easily be swapped for veggie broth to make it completely vegan. Yes, that’s right — I hear you! I don’t see you, but I sure do hear you and the other day a lot of you seemed to be asking for vegan things.

Now for me, this would be a little too light for dinner on its own…unless, of course it’s served with salad, bread and wine. However, I think it would make a perfectly lovely first course for company or a date night at home. :)

The recipe is over at PBS Food. Have a fantastic weekend, friends!! I sure do love y’all.

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 22, 2013 at 4:27 am

Ooh I love this idea Jenna! I used to detest all things coconut but it seems to be making its way into my diet quite regularly now. Cauliflower is such an under-rated vegetable. I can’t wait to try this!

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Anne @ eatcleaneatreal February 22, 2013 at 5:07 am

Oh wow, my heart actually stopped for a second I was so excited to see this recipe. I am OBSESSED with coconut right now…coconut flour, oil, butter, shredded, etc. so this is very exciting!

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Molly @ RDexposed February 22, 2013 at 5:20 am

This will likely be my Sunday soup!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl February 22, 2013 at 5:20 am

I am always looking for a new way to cook with cauliflower, and this soup sounds absolutely perfect!! Plus, I am loving the fact that it can easily be made vegan. That is always a winner in my book!

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Lindsay February 22, 2013 at 5:43 am

I am always looking for new ways to use cauliflower! This sounds yummy!

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Joelle ( on a pink typewriter) February 22, 2013 at 5:45 am

Love the colors in that first photo!

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama February 22, 2013 at 5:46 am

Soup isn’t soup unless it’s served with crusty bread. Looks yummy!

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Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} February 22, 2013 at 6:21 am

Yum! I’m on a real coconut kick myself. We’re getting some snow in the mountains right now, so this looks perfect!

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April @ Barbells and Bellinis February 22, 2013 at 6:28 am

I have been craving cauliflower ever since I had an amazing cauliflower puree at one of my favorite restaurants last weekend. This appears to be perfect fix.

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Becky February 22, 2013 at 6:43 am

The soup looks great and this post is perfectly timed! I have been craving a good soup lately.

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Katie February 22, 2013 at 6:48 am

Love it! So many people *think* they don’t like cauliflower. Crazy! I always win them over by giving them roasted cauli, but I can’t wait to try this.

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Sarah cook February 22, 2013 at 7:12 am

Cauliflower and coconut are two things I would never think to put together. Sounds interesting…

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Sarah @ Yogi in Action February 22, 2013 at 7:19 am

I love coconut but hate cauliflower. Maybe this soup will finally get me to enjoy cauliflower. Thanks for the recipe

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Corinne February 22, 2013 at 7:45 am

Coconut milk, dried coconut flakes, coconut water…I love a good coconut recipe plus this soup looks so comforting right now with these winter temperatures (here in Canada)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 22, 2013 at 8:13 am

This sounds so gooood!

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Kelsey @aslolife February 22, 2013 at 8:15 am

This looks gorgeous!! Definitely need to make it Sunday aka soup day!

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Emily February 22, 2013 at 8:30 am

That looks amazing!

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Heather February 22, 2013 at 8:32 am

I’m a *very* recent convert to cauliflower. It needs to be roasted and seasoned just right for me to like it, but I think if I pureed it into a soup, I’d really enjoy it. Coconut and I are friends (samoa’s anyone?)

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Emily February 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

When I went off white potatoes for a temporary diet clean-up, my hubby started subbing in cauliflower for the taters in his leek soup. I love the idea of the coconut milk, I’ll send the recipe his way and see if I’m having soup for dinner tonight!

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Anna |Apron Hearts| February 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

Such a unique combination. Love the color of that soup. I have all necessary ingredients at home so I got to give it a try!!!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe February 22, 2013 at 11:23 am

Velvety soup and crusty bread is one of my favorite combinations. Yum!

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Kari@Loaves n Dishes February 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

I have never seen cauliflower soup look so pretty!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks February 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

Coconut-milk based soup is the only kind of soup I make if I use a ‘cream’ or ‘milk’ in it! It just adds so much flavor and richness and I love it…I know this would be a hit with me!

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sara @ fitcupcaker February 22, 2013 at 11:54 am

That looks tasty! I made your tex mex chicken lettuce wraps last night and they were so good!

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M.C. @ThousandStoryKitchen February 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Oh my my my! I love coconut milk- and I like this license to try it in soups I hadn’t thought to put coconut milk in. Thanks!

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Caroline L. February 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Yummm, this looks fantastic and warm!! It’s not even cold over here in Palo Alto, but I’m still super chilly… blankets and soup sound so good right now!

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sandy February 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Please send the recipe for ” Easy Cauliflower Coconut Bisque,” I cannot find the recipe on the link page.

Thank you

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cel February 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

yay for vegan recipes! would love to see some quick and fresh salads that you’d enjoy along side this :) have a great weekend!

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Yolanda February 23, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Jenna, I made this tonight and it was divine. I served it with a heart seed bread from our local bakery.

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Monica February 24, 2013 at 2:34 am

Just made this. And the answer is yes, it is God-like.

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Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) February 24, 2013 at 10:59 am

What a pretty soup! :D

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Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats February 24, 2013 at 11:07 am

I can’t get enough coconut these days either..I made a few things over the weekend with it! ITs wonderful! This bisque sounds so delicious!

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Lisa @ Wed & Wanderlust February 24, 2013 at 6:33 pm

This sounds fantastic! I’ve only recently fallen in love with cauliflower and I’m quite obsessed with it! Can not wait to try it after we travel cross-country and we get settled in our new place!

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Moni Meals February 26, 2013 at 7:44 am

Yum! I like the coconut here too. Great one Jenna~

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Fallon February 26, 2013 at 10:14 am

This looks amazing. I just got back from my honeymoon in Thailand where coconut milk was a staple in my diet. I am going to make this asap!

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Kathleen February 27, 2013 at 10:35 am

Just made this and ate right away. It is *delicious*!!!! And very easy. Thanks for the recipe!

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Hannah March 17, 2013 at 7:59 pm

This soup is amazing! My boyfriend, family, and I gobbled it right up. Everyone kept asking, “What’s in this?…That’s all?” Thanks, Jenna for your delicious recipe. I “cheated with frozen cauliflower for a quick weeknight dinner.”

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Jeff March 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm

We made this soup and found it to be very tasty. So tasty that we decided to make it again. The second time we made it we moved the hot soup into the blender and the heat from the soup cracked our (glass) blender right down the middle. Just a warning to everyone else – let the soup cool for a bit before transferring to a blender or use an immersion blender if you have one.

Thank you for all the great recipes!

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