Roasted Cauliflower Soup

The kale and bean soup  last week apparently began a soup making rampage of sorts for me. Just ask my husband – I’ve been a cooking machine lately, but all I want to make is soup! The latest (and maybe 1 of my greatest I’m told) is this roasted cauliflower soup, which provided the two of us with two nights worth of dinner. FYI – it could last longer/feed more mouths if a certain someone (me) didn’t have about 3 bowls each night! What can I say? I love my soup :) Hope you love this one too! Last  night we had it with a huge mound of organic collard greens sauteed in garlic and oil. Did I also mention how much I love garlic?

All Natural Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons organic butter (optional, but definitely makes it creamier)
  • 7 cloves garlic ( 2 chopped + 5 roasted)
  • half an onion chopped
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1 head of cauliflower roasted
  • 1 32 fl oz box of all natural chicken stock
  • dash of hot sauce (doesn’t make it spicy, just adds a touch of vinegary goodness. I like Frank’s Red Hot)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Heat oil & butter in large pot
  3. Add onion, garlic (2 cloves) & celery
  4. Add sea salt, pepper & oregano
  5. Cook mixture on medium heat until soft/translucent
  6. Meanwhile, place cauliflower (broken into chunks) & garlic (unpeeled) on a baking sheet drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with salt & pepper
  7. Cook at 450 degrees for about 20 mins (or until tops start to get a little brown)
  8. Add chicken stock to pot
  9. Add roasted cauliflower & roasted garlic cloves (peeled)
  10. Add a dash of hot sauce
  11. Bring to a boil
  12. Let simmer on low heat for 45 minutes – 1 hour
  13. Emulsify with a hand blender (ideal) or a regular blender/food processor until smooth
  14. Enjoy!

love the smell as this soup gets started…onions…garlic… yummmmm

Threw in the cauliflower leaves and stem too (with the onions, garlic & celery) No waste and more nutrients!

Roasting the cauliflower & garlic cloves. Especially loved sampling the crispy, brown bits – delish!

The final product with lots of fresh pepper on top :)

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22 comments

  1. Oh HELLO! We are all about cauliflower over here – he’s been ranting about roasted cauliflower for two weeks. I think there’s some soup coming on in the near future. Sounds excellent!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

  2. This looks yummy… I love making mashed cauliflower but outside of that don’t have any other ways to use it. Thanks for the recipe!

    Might even try it tonight if I make it to the store!!!

    XOXO!

  3. I’ve always wanted to try making roasted cauliflower soup! Yours looks amazing! I’ve been really into soup lately too. But this week it’s supposed to be 90 degrees here again! So I might hold off on the soup at least for now. I’m definitely going to try this recipe though! Thanks!

    xo
    Valerie

  4. This is soo perfect for the autumn weather! I make and eat almost nothing but soups this time of year :) Oh my gosh, I *almost* wrote a post on cauliflower soup but decided last minute to change it to potato soup! So fun and funny when that happens :)

  5. We motored over to the Oyster Bay Sweet Shop (now Baykery) at least 3-4 times a week for homemade soup, if it were a clean recipe. You’ve always been a SOUP lover. Keeps you strong. Love XXXXX You OOOOO

  6. This was definitely one of my FAVORITES of any soup anywhere!!! it is awesome and roasty and creamy all at once! (and natural and healthy of course) the leaves of the cauliflower-so good! who knew ha

  7. This looks delish! I tried to make roasted cauliflower leek soup a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I didn’t like how it turned out. J did like it though so maybe it wasn’t too bad after all. Maybe I’ll give this one a shot next time :)

  8. That is amazing you might go to London in January! How exciting! I don’t know what a good time of year to go is. I always think of it as rainy no matter what time of year!

  9. I love garlic too! So it sounds like this was really good? I love making soups in the winter and I have a separate collection of recipes just for soups!!! I will definitely give this one a try too. naina

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