Can you image a creamy soup that warms you up without the heaviness of a potato soup? If you can’t you need to try this delicious roasted cauliflower soup recipe. Unlike, a typical vegetable soup recipe , roasting helps to bring out a scrumptious sweetness that’s beyond words. The vegetable is simmered with chicken stock, and then pureed and blended with double cream. It is just perfect for those chilly winter nights. Did we mention about the amazing health benefits of cauliflower? Serve it fresh crusty bread to complete the meal.
How to Make Winter Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe
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Yields: 6 servings
2 heads cauliflower separated into florets
2 cloves chopped garlic
2 chopped shallots
1 tablespoon olive oil
750ml chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried thyme
500ml double cream
Salt and pepper to taste
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20 minutes + Cook: 1 hour
- Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. toss cauliflower florets with olive oil, shallots, and garlic in a large bowl. Spread out in a baking tray or roasting tin.
- Roast in the preheated oven until toasted and tender, approximately 30 minutes.
- When the cauliflower is done, transfer it to a soup pot and pour in the chicken stock and water. Season with bay leaf and thyme and bring to boil. Cook over medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
- Using a hand blender puree the soup in the pot, or transfer to a liquidizer and puree in batches, and then return to the pot. Stir in the cream and season with salt and pepper. Heat properly before serving but do not boil.
Use a whole roasted cauliflower when cooking your soup:
While many vegetables you have to use a higher quantity due to the waste of the core and stems, feel free to use the entire cauliflower when roasting. This will save you money and help your soup stretch further.
Do you know the health benefits of cauliflower?
Besides being a creamy substitute for starchy potatoes in your favorite soup recipe it also has many great health benefits. It can help fight cancer, boost your heart health, it’s rich and vitamins and more! For 8 health benefits of cauliflower check out these other advantages.
This is a great soup to start out with kids especially if they are picky with their veggies. It is so creamy and yummy that they will have no idea there is so much nutrition in it. Little pots of croutons, grated cheese, or plain yogurt for stirring will also help to make the meal time more interesting. Would you be trying this roasted cauliflower soup recipe tonight?
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