Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup is a sublime silky soup that I can go for all year round and not just on cold days. Sometimes, I roast the cauliflower, and somedays I let it slow simmer with few herbs and spices. To make it extra special, I drizzle the soup with brown butter crispy sage.

I love the simplicity of the Cauliflower Soup. It needs just few everyday ingredients and as for the spices, you can pick whatever you like. Make it mild of spicy as per your taste bud.

Cauliflower Soup - Easy and healthy dinner

Cauliflower Soup in Blender

Roasting Cauliflower helps enhancing the flavor of the cauliflower soup.

Making the soup in blender is the easiest. You roast caulifower along with garlic and onion along with dried herbs or spices, then all you need to do is blend with chicken/veg stock and your soup is ready to serve.

To make it extra creamy, you can add some cream while blending.

Winter Vegetable Soup

Cauliflower Soup in Instapot

To prepare the soup in Instapot, you stir fry onion, potatoes (if using) cauliflower with spices and herbs. Then pour the chicken stock or veg stock and pressure cook.

Use the hand blender to blend it to creamy soup.

Once again based on your liking, you can add some cream while blending.

Slow Simmering The Soup

This is the method I often choose to make my Cauliflower soup

In a heavy pot, you stir fry the onion, garlic, cauliflower, potatoes along with spices and herb. Then add stock along with milk and slow simmer until it’s softened.

Then use a hand blender to blend into creamy silky texture.

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What Ingredients I used

  • Butter
  • White Onion
  • garlic
  • Bay leaf
  • Cauliflower
  • potato
  • chicken/ vegetable stock
  • milk
  • fresh sage or any other choice of fresh or dried herb
  • salt
  • pepper

Garnish the Soup

The Soup on its own can taste a little bland, so you can spike it up by adding little pesto on top, or chili oil perhaps.

My sage plant is going wild, so I decided to add some brown butter crispy sage on top.

Food Photography Flat layout of winter soup

With some crispy croutons on top, it was quick weeknight healthy dinner. The soup is amazing even with some grilled cheese sandwich. 

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Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup is a sublime silky soup that I can go for all year round and not just on cold days. Sometimes, I roast the cauliflower, and somedays I let it slow simmer with few herbs and spices. To make it extra special, I drizzle the soup with brown butter crispy sage.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Keyword: cauliflower, easy dinner, soup, vegetarian
Author: Kankana Saxena

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 of a cauliflower head chopped
  • 1 medium size potato peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable/chicken stock
  • 1 cup milk
  • few fresh sage
  • salt
  • pepper

for topping

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • few fresh sage leaves

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter in low heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, sage and bay leaf to the saucepan.
  • Cook until the onion has softened. It should take about 3 minutes.
  • Then, add the cauliflower, potato, stock and milk. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Increase the heat to medium and let it cook for about 30 to 40 minutes, until the potato and cauliflower are softened.
  • Remove from heat, discard the bay leaf and use an immersion blender or a food processor to purée it.
  • For the topping, brown the butter and then add the sage leaves, fry in low heat until crispy.
  • Garnish on soup

  • I also kept few cauliflower florets seperately and fried in butter before adding the sage leaves. Just for garnish.

Notes

Cauliflower Soup in Blender

Roasting Cauliflower helps enhancing the flavor of the cauliflower soup.
Making the soup in blender is the easiest. You roast caulifower along with garlic and onion along with dried herbs or spices, then all you need to do is blend with chicken/veg stock and your soup is ready to serve.
To make it extra creamy, you can add some cream while blending.

Cauliflower Soup in Instapot

To prepare the soup in Instapot, you stir fry onion, potatoes (if using) cauliflower with spices and herbs. Then pour the chicken stock or veg stock and pressure cook.
Use the hand blender to blend it to creamy soup.
Once again based on your liking, you can add some cream while blending.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Servings
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  • beena
    beena
    March 19, 2012 at 2:55 AM

    Hey i am soooo tempted to try out this soup… it looks delicious…besides i loved the pics u have taken 🙂 awesome!

  • Ambika
    Ambika
    March 5, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    Congratulations on the DMBLGIT win!!!!!

  • Fern @ To Food with Love
    Fern @ To Food with Love
    February 15, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    Cauliflower soup is one of my favourites, topped with sauteed mushrooms! This looks thick and hearty…yum!! Beautiful photos!

  • Divya Yadava
    Divya Yadava
    February 8, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    Hey Kankana! This looks like a really fun challenge and you really do have a gift and an eye for photography. I think you’re take on the original image is fantastic. I personally think it’s better than the original because I got hungry looking at your pic!

  • Ananda Rajashekar
    Ananda Rajashekar
    February 7, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    Now i would call this pics as dramatic and super stylish just like on food magazine …and your are not satisfied with results? you kidding me? cauliflower isn’t my fav either it looks so good that it is hard to pass!

  • Baker Street
    Baker Street
    February 7, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    Gorgeous! Comfort in a bowl. Would love to tuck in with a bowl of this delicious soup.

  • Magic of Spice
    Magic of Spice
    February 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    The photos are gorgeous and the soup looks fantastic!

  • Lynda - TasteFood
    Lynda - TasteFood
    February 3, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Wonderful photos! I love cauliflower, so look forward to trying the recipe.

  • Jennifer (Delicieux)
    Jennifer (Delicieux)
    February 2, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Simply gorgeous photos, and I agree with the other commenters, I think your photo is better than the original. I love the mix of the wood and warm tones with the dark.

  • Charles
    Charles
    February 2, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    To be honest, I think your photo is better than the original 😀 I’m the same – I find it difficult to enjoy cauliflower sometimes, but when it’s blended up or mashed up… count me in 😀 The soup looks fab – I often add butter beans in when I’m making cauliflower-based soups… they go really well.

  • easyfoodsmith
    easyfoodsmith
    February 2, 2012 at 5:43 AM

    fabulous clicks (as usual!) and great post!

  • Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything}
    Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything}
    February 2, 2012 at 4:36 AM

    I saw a couple of the photos in this challenge and somehow I find some, including yours, looking much better than the one in the magazine.
    you should give cauliflower another try. it’s really good. I’m loving it!

  • Only Fish Recipes
    Only Fish Recipes
    February 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    soup looks so creamy n delicious…loved ur clicks too 🙂

  • Lindsey@Lindselicious
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    February 1, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    I just had cauliflower soup for the first time and loved it!!! Your photos are A-mazing!!

  • Priya
    Priya
    February 1, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Oh nice to see Arvind, sell ur soup 😉 although it can sell itself with the props and the elements in your shots! California has always been unpredictable when it comes to weather. But the unexpected yet pleasant weather is better than cold winters.