Friday, September 13, 2013

Paleo Roasted Cauliflower Soup


I made a roasted cauliflower soup once before, which I loved but the caveman did not. He basically only enjoys cauliflower when it tastes nothing like itself. So cauliflower grits, rice, etc. are fair game but soup is not. Until last night's dinner.

This time around I channeled one of his favorite soups: baked potato. I tried to recreate the fluffy texture, and topped it off with chopped green onion and crispy bacon. I did include a little shredded Daiya non-dairy cheese for him, but you can easily omit it.


Paleo Roasted Cauliflower Soup

2 heads cauliflower, cut into florets
generous sprinkle of salt & pepper
2 glugs of olive oil plus 1 tbs.
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. powdered garlic
4 cups organic chicken broth
1/2 cup coconut milk

Preheat oven to 400. Spread cauliflower onto a baking sheet covered in foil (you might need 2 baking sheets). Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss cauliflower around to thoroughly coat in oil and spices.

Roast at 400 for 25 minutes or until just starting to brown.

Heat tbs. of oil in a large pot over medium heat, and add chopped onion. Cook until soft, then add the roasted cauliflower along with the thyme, pepper, mustard and garlic. Stir and cook for a minute or two.

Pour in stock and stir again. Allow to come to a boil, then lower heat and cover the pot. Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want to cook until the cauliflower is soft.

Use an immersion blender (or remove to a separate blender) to puree the contents of the pot. Once the consistency is smooth, stir in coconut milk. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary.

Garnish with toppings of your choice.

2 comments:

  1. This recipe is amazing! I have to admit I was a bit skeptical, but it's pretty rad. Thank you!!

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    1. Guess what Christine? I was skeptical too! I was all set to sneak a couple of potatoes in there to appease my boyfriend... I was pleasantly surprised (so was he) and glad you were too!! :)

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