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The Creamy Lavender + Purple Cauliflower Cashew Soup That You Need Right Now.

Purple foods are trending right now and you should jump on the bandwagon ASAP. They're not only totally gorgeous, they're filled with nutrients. This Creamy Lavender + Purple Cauliflower Cashew Soup is no exception. Purple cauliflower, the star of this soup, is loaded with anthocyanins -- the health-boosting phytonutrient that's responsible for the pretty purple color. It's also packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. And, together with cashews, makes this soup totally creamy and delicious, without a drop of dairy. This soup also has culinary lavender added to the mix, giving it a unique and delicious flavor that's sure to make it your new winter favorite. You'll also love that this delicious dish is super quick and easy to make, so you can get your purple on in no time.

Creamy Lavender + Purple Cauliflower Cashew Soup Ingredients

1 large purple cauliflower head, cut into florets, about 1-inch in size

1 cup organic raw cashews (soaked for 4 hours and rinsed)

1.5 tsp. dried culinary lavender

32 oz. organic chicken broth (homemade or sodium-free boxed)

1 red onion, chopped

1 shallot, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Himalayan pink salt and ground, black pepper to taste

Microgreens or fresh herbs

Creamy Lavender + Purple Cauliflower Cashew Soup Directions.

1) Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan.

2) Add cauliflower, onion, shallot, garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to saucepan, and sauté until vegetables are tender.

3) Then, add cashews, lavender and chicken broth to vegetables, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.

4) Turn off heat, remove soup from stove and use an immersion blender to blend. Alternatively, pour into a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.

5) Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

6) Pour soup into bowls.

7) Sprinkle with microgreens or fresh herbs.

8) Serve and enjoy!

Makes approximately 7 1/2 cups of soup.

Photo: Valorie Darling