Easy Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Today I’m going to share a recipe for one of my favorite soups – Easy Creamy Cauliflower Soup. It’s a couple of years old and from my old blog, but it’s still one of my faves.
I’m a huge fan of soup. It’s warm and comforting, and besides that, it can be so good for you, win-win.
This soup is all of that. I packed in a whole bunch of vegetables and try to use homemade broth, (but store bought, salt free broth works just fine also). I use coconut milk to give it creaminess, but you can use dairy milk or cream if you prefer. I love swirling the top with a little oil and some chopped walnuts for garnish. Give it a go!
(Also, I’m sure you could leave out the bacon and use a vegetable broth to make this soup vegetarian. Haven’t tried it, and it would taste different, but I think it would work. Let me know if you try it)
- 3 slices of bacon
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
- 1 head of cauliflower (mine weighed 927g)
- 1 white sweet potato, peeled and chopped (mine weighed 260 grams)
- 2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled and chopped (I used 100 g julienned)
- 4 cups chicken broth
- Salt and pepper to taste (I used ½ tsp of each)
- ¼ cup coconut milk, if you want a creamier version
- Olive oi and chopped nuts, for serving, optional
- Trim cauliflower into big florets. Slice bacon and prepare other vegetables
- In a large pot (I use a cast iron dutch oven), over medium heat, cook bacon until fat covers the bottom of the pot and the bacon is cooked. Set bacon aside for later.
- Add onion to the pot and cook until softened but not browned. Add garlic, and the rest of the vegetables. Cook for a few minutes until slightly browned.
- Add chicken broth. Put the lid on the pot and turn heat down slightly. Simmer 20-30 minutes or so until vegetables are just softened.
- Take the pot off the heat. Puree soup to your preferred texture, using either an immersion blender, or very carefully using a stand blender. BE CAREFUL, VERY HOT.
- Add soup back to the pot, add in the reserved bacon.
- Return pot to heat and add salt and pepper to taste.
- If you want an even creamier soup, add in ¼ to ½ cup of coconut milk (or dairy milk or cream)
- Serve immediately. Garnish with olive oil and chopped nuts if desired.
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