The last time I had such a simple soup that was this good was when I made Gordon Ramsay’s broccoli soup. That was so easy to prepare and I’m astounded that it was so delicious. I did make another broccoli soup, but that one was just a tad more complex. It involved a few more ingredients and it took a little longer to put together. It was really good though, so the extra work was worth it.
For today’s recipe, I’d like to share a simple cauliflower soup. All it takes is some browning of a sweet onion and some cooking of a few pounds of cauliflower. After a short trip to the blender, the soup is finished and ready to be eaten. There’s really nothing to it.
This recipe only requires a few ingredients. Obviously, you’ll need cauliflower. You’ll also need a vidalia onion along with some garlic, cornstarch, scallions and a few other things. It’s not bad at all. I deviated from the original recipe and used vegetable broth as opposed to water to create a soup, so that’s what gives this soup a tan color. If I had used water, the soup would have been white. I think my version is better though, so you can choose what you’d like to use.
This is a really great dish to enjoy any time of the year. It’s tasty, has a very nice texture, is healthy and is quite filling. I doubled up on the recipe, so we have some leftovers for tonight. That’s my favorite part of eating – the leftovers.
1 Large Vidalia Onion, Trimmed, Peeled and Chopped
Ground Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 Teaspoons Garlic, Minced
4 Cups Vegetable Broth
1 Head Cauliflower, 2 Pounds, Cut into Florets
1 Tablespoon Water
1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
4 Tablespoons Sour Cream
2 Scallions, Thinly Sliced
1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
I’d like to thank Hannaford for this recipe. I pulled it out of their monthly Fresh publication. To be honest, this publication has some really incredible recipes in it. I’m happy to use them as a source for this website.
Prep the Ingredients
To start off, I prepped as many ingredients as I was able to. Well, the big ones anyway. First, I trimmed the cauliflower and then cut it into florets.
And then, I trimmed the onion, peeled it and chopped it up. It doesn’t matter what size the pieces are. They’ll be browned and then blended up anyway.
Brown the Onions
Warm a large pot over medium heat. When it’s to temperature, add the olive oil and the onions. Also add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Cook for five to seven minutes or until the onion begins to brown. Stir frequently.
When that’s finished, add the garlic to the pot, stir and cook for one more minute.
Cook the Cauliflower
Add the vegetable broth to the pot and increase the heat to high. Bring the broth to a boil and then add half of the cauliflower to the pot as well. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let everything simmer for 10 minutes.
When that’s finished, add the other half of the cauliflower and cook for another 10 minutes.
After all of the cauliflower has been cooked, use a masher to break it down. I did this because it’s easier to blend when it’s broken down like this.
Puree the Cauliflower
You’ll need to work in batches for this part. Also, get another pot ready to pour the finished soup in.
Transfer as much of the soup as you can into a blender and blend it for a few seconds until smooth. Do this over and over until all the soup is pureed. When finished, pour the blended soup into the other pot. I used a bowl for this step.
Bring the soup to a simmer over medium heat. Then, in a separate bowl, whisk the one tablespoon of water and one teaspoon of cornstarch together. When it’s combined, add it to the soup, stir it in and let the soup simmer for two minutes. When that’s done, remove it from the heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Plate & Serve
Divide the soup between bowls. Add one tablespoon of sour cream to each and then divide the scallions and cheddar cheese between the bowls as well. Serve and enjoy.
The Final Cauliflower Soup
As I said above, this was a really great soup. I enjoyed it. It was just easy enough to make. If you give this one a try, please let me know what you think of it in the comment section down below. Thanks for reading!
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