Homemade Cauliflower Soup

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.

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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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Toss cauliflower with 2 tbsp olive oil, salt + pepper and coat evenly
  3. Roast until golden brown and cooked through
  4. In a heavy bottom skillet, sautè onions and garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil until translucent
  5. Add onions, garlic and cashews to blender and mix to combine well
  6. Add cauliflower and milk, continue to blend until very smooth and creamy
  7. 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!]
  8. Serve immediately alone or with rosemary cashews

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gold rimmed glasses [similar] // placemats // coffee grinder

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…

-MW.