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 :)