Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

I have spoken in great detail about my love for soups. As part of my healthy eating plan, I make a large batch of soup every week. We have it for dinner one night for the week (usually early on in the week after indulging over the weekend) and then D and I have it for lunch one or two days after that. To me, it's lighter than having a huge meal- and cheaper too! It's basically just veggies, a little stock and some spices, give or take!

This week, we had roasted cauliflower soup. I got a huge cauliflower from the market and decided to throw a few ingredients together and make a (mostly) healthy soup. Cauliflower is so good for you- did you know it's filled with Vitamin C. And chockful of fibre and very low cal as well!

Ingredients

1 large head of cauliflower
Olive oil to coat
Sea salt to taste
garlic powder- about 1 tablespoon
Ground nutmeg- about 1 tablespoon.
1 tbsp of vegetable oil
1/2 of a large onion, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
6 cups of veggie stock (or chicken if you wish)
2 cups of milk (I used 1%)
1/2 cup of cubed cheese ( or more if you wish)

Preparation

- Preheat oven to 425
- Chop cauliflower into large pieces
- Coat with olive oil, sea salt, garlic powder and nutmeg and place on foil lined tray (easy to clean up)
- Roast for 20 minutes, turning once in between
- Chop onion and celery (if you have a mini chopper, it takes 5 seconds)


- Saute until fragrant and then add roasted cauliflower


- Add  stock
- Cook for 10 minutes and then add milk and cheese

I used Colby because I had it on hand, but aged cheddar or smoked gruyere will work very well also.


- Cook for 5 more minutes
- Use immersion blender or regular blender to puree the mixture
- And there you have it. Serve with crusty bread or croutons


I've made cauliflower soup before but roasting it with the spices really brought our the flavour waaaay, more. It was very delicious! And the small addition of milk and cheese, added the perfect amount of creaminess without being super unhealthy.



Even the littles loved it!
#mamawin

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8 comments:

  1. I bet the Gruyere would be amazing! Sounds delish!

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  2. I need to get a food processor stat!!! Sounds really good!!

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  3. YUM! Love soup especially this time of year :)

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  4. Oooh this sounds so good! I love cauliflowers and am always looking for new ways to use it... yay for soup weather!

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  5. I love finding new ways to use cauliflower. This is the second recipe I've read today and so excited to try both!

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  6. I definitely know where to head when I need a fabulous soup recipe when the weather cools down!

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