Thanks to roasted cauliflower, this soup is rich and creamy without any cream or milk. And instead of breadcrumbs, fiber-rich chickpeas are roasted with parmesan cheese for a healthy, crispy topping.
It’s officially soup season and I can barely contain my excitement. While soup recipes aren’t the majority of my posts on the blog, they are some of my absolute favorites. Not only are they all flavorful and healthy, but they’re also just so easy and perfect for meal planning. Simply put leftovers into individual serving size containers and store in the freezer for easy meals throughout the winter.
This soup was a thought I had as I was falling asleep Saturday night. I had bought a gorgeous yellow cauliflower from the new Whole Foods that week without a recipe to use it in. But when I had a few slices of leftover garlic ciabatta bread from dinner Saturday, I knew dipping the crusty slices into a creamy soup needed to happen. And let me tell you, this soup is perfect for dipping bread into!
While you can use a regular white cauliflower instead, I love the golden color that a yellow one provides. To add some protein and extra fiber, I topped my soup with roasted parmesan chickpeas rather than bread crumbs. Super simple as you roast these at the same time that you’re roasting the cauliflower and garlic – love multitasking!
As mentioned above, other than the cheese on the chickpeas, this soup is perfectly creamy from cauliflower alone – no milk, cream, or cheese needed. If you don’t have an immersion blender, simply pour your soup into a blender and blend away.
Speaking of Saturday dinner, Bry and I had a wonderful night making dinner for my parents and grandma at our apartment. While dinner was delicious the highlight of the night was going to Miracle Bar, a pop-up Christmas bar on Little Raven Street in Denver. If you’re a fan of Christmas, Miracle Bar will make your heart explode with cheesy Christmas happiness. Filled with ornaments, Christmas-themed paper, knick-knacks, and lights, I don’t think there’s a way to get any more Christmassy. All the drinks were also Christmas-themed, and while not the best drink you’ll ever have, they definitely pack in Christmas flavors that keep you in jolly spirits. If you’re in Denver be sure to check it out (just be prepared for a long wait time if you don’t put your name in by 5pm!).
So here’s a toast to a creamy soup sans cream!
Recipe adapted from The Chew
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The flavors in this soup will warm the soul! Dijon mustard and nutmeg! Looks incredible, Kelli!
It’s definitely a warm and cozy soup! Thanks Kathryn!
YUM this looks so lovely for the winter months
Thanks Ginger! It’s definitely going into my winter soup rotation 😉