Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup with Garlic Proutons & Chive Oil

Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup with OMG! Garlic Proutons & Chive Oil

This elegant and creamy soup is the perfect start to a gourmet meal or a filling plant-based main course. The herbaceous notes of the OMG! Garlic Proutons and chive oil brighten up the rich soup.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 4
Calories 623 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender, dutch oven (optional)

Ingredients
  

For the soup:

  • 1 head cauliflower or 2 smaller ones (about 2 pounds)
  • 8 tbsp butter (1 stick), divided
  • 1 onion minced
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the toppings:

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the leaves off of the cauliflower and place it whole in a large baking dish.
  • Cut half of the butter (4 tbsp) into cubes and place on top of the cauliflower. Season with salt.
  • Add ½ cup of water to the bottom of the baking dish. Bake the cauliflower uncovered for 60 minutes. Then, tent with foil and bake for another 30 minutes, turning the temperature down to 300 degrees.
  • While the cauliflower is cooking, make the chive oil. In a food processor, add the chives and roughly chop. Then add in the olive oil and puree.
  • Once combined, strain the oil through a fine mesh strainer and let sit until you’re ready to use it.
  • Remove cauliflower from the oven; let it cool. Once cool enough to handle, roughly chop the cauliflower and set aside.
  • Melt 2 tbsp of butter in a medium dutch oven (or large saucepan) over medium-low heat.
  • Mince the onion and add it to the pot with the thyme, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft (about 15 minutes).
  • Add the chopped cauliflower and 4 cups of water to the pot. Bring to a simmer and let cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Let the mixture cool slightly and then purée in a food processor until very smooth. HINT: Work in batches. You can do this step ahead of time (up to 2 days in advance) and store it in the fridge.
  • Return pureed soup to the pot and bring to a simmer. Add in more water if the soup is too thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add in the remaining 4 tbsp of butter and cream.
  • Once this is combined and warmed through, serve the soup. Scatter the Garlic Proutons over the top and drizzle with the chive oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 623kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5gFat: 62gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 371mgPotassium: 542mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1451IUVitamin C: 76mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Soup with OMG! Garlic Proutons & Chive Oil
Amount per Serving
Calories
623
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
62
g
95
%
Saturated Fat
 
25
g
156
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
28
g
Cholesterol
 
94
mg
31
%
Sodium
 
371
mg
16
%
Potassium
 
542
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
1451
IU
29
%
Vitamin C
 
76
mg
92
%
Calcium
 
78
mg
8
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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