Creamy Spring Vegetable Chowder Recipe

Creamy Spring Vegetable Chowder Recipe

How To Make Creamy Spring Vegetable Chowder

A rich and hearty creamy vegetable chowder that is surprisingly simple to make and only needs a few pantry ingredients. Just the perfect comfort food!

Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • ¼cupolive oil,divided, plus more for drizzling
  • 20ozriced cauliflower
  • 5ozleek,tough green ends removed, cut into half moons and rinsed
  • 5clovesgarlic,smashed
  • 1tbspkosher salt,plus 2 tsp, divided, plus more to taste
  • 4cupsvegetable stock
  • 2cupsnon-dairy milk,plus more to taste, divided
  • 10oz1asparagus,woody stems removed, cut into ½ in (1¼ cm) pieces
  • 6english pea,frozen
  • 1lemon,zest
  • ¼cupbasil,fresh, plus more for garnish
  • lbmedium red potato,cut into ½ in (1¼ cm) cubes
  • cold water
  • 2tbsplemon juice,fresh
  • black pepper,freshly ground, for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add the riced cauliflower, leeks, garlic, and a teaspoon of salt. Sauté for 2 minutes, until the leeks just begin to soften.

  3. Pour in the vegetable stock and 2 cups of non-dairy milk.

  4. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.

  5. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cauliflower is completely broken down and tender.

  6. Meanwhile, in a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.

  7. Add the asparagus, peas, and a teaspoon of salt. Sauté for 2 minutes, until the vegetables are bright green with some crunch.

  8. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lemon zest and basil. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  9. Wipe out the pan and add the potatoes and enough cold water to cover by 1 inch.

  10. Season with a tablespoon of salt. Bring to a boil.

  11. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low.

  12. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork but not mushy. Drain and set aside.

  13. Remove the pot with the cauliflower from the heat. Blend with an immersion blender until completely smooth and creamy.

  14. Add up to 1 cup non-dairy milk or water if needed to thin to your desired consistency.

  15. Stir in the reserved asparagus, peas, potatoes, and the lemon juice. Season to taste with salt.

  16. Ladle into bowls and garnish with fresh basil, a drizzle of olive oil, and freshly ground black pepper.


  • Calories: 489.26kcal
  • Fat: 12.26g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.84g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.45g
  • Carbohydrates: 76.67g
  • Fiber: 20.57g
  • Sugar: 24.32g
  • Protein: 23.31g
  • Sodium: 1075.33mg
  • Calcium: 167.38mg
  • Potassium: 1732.80mg
  • Iron: 7.22mg
  • Vitamin A: 142.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 181.10mg
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