Homemade Cauliflower Soup
My mum often serves a small “taste” of soup to start a meal — not a huge filling bowl, just a small bite or two. I decided to mimic her and serve a small taste of this delicious homemade cauliflower soup at the beginning of a meal.
There’s a twist here…a coffee grinder! What is she going to do with that?! Well, I am really not a fan of single use kitchen gadgets. Of course there is a place for a few single use tools, but in a New York City kitchen I do not have space for every single kitchen item I could ever get my paws on. My solution? Multipurpose tools.
Let’s talk about coffee for a second — if you’ve been following on for some time, you know I am a huge fan. But, not only do I use my amazing KRUPS coffee grinder for grinding coffee [which is the obvious use!], I also use it for other small jobs when a large blender or food process just won’t cut it: grinding fresh and dried herbs, nut flours, finely chopping nuts, homemade seasoning salts, tiny garnishes and breadcrumbs!
For only $19.99 this little machine really is a steal. Now here’s where it comes into play for this recipe…breadcrumbs! Delicious, fresh, homemade breadcrumbs literally at the push of a button.
Ingredients for 6 small servings:
1 large cauliflower, florets divided and center core removed
3 tbsp olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 cups unsweetened almond milk or low fat milk, or more depending on desired consistency
2 tbsp cashews, toasted
salt + pepper to taste
2 tbsp breadcrumbs
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Toss cauliflower with 2 tbsp olive oil, salt + pepper and coat evenly
- Roast until golden brown and cooked through
- In a heavy bottom skillet, sautè onions and garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil until translucent
- Add onions, garlic and cashews to blender and mix to combine well
- Add cauliflower and milk, continue to blend until very smooth and creamy
- Toast breadcrumbs in a dry skillet over medium low heat until crisp [you could also use a small amount of olive oil or butter to crisp further, but be mindful not to burn them!]
- Serve immediately alone or with rosemary cashews
What’s your favorite alternative use for a kitchen tool? What have you made in a coffee grinder recently? I’d love to hear from you if you make this soup at home. Hope you enjoy…