Ok, I have been TERRIBLE about posting new recipes for the last year – new job, bunch of life going on – what can I say. But we are getting into cooking season – and this year I am going to be focusing on more healthy recipes.
So, today was the first really chilly day of the year – cold, rainy – just kind of nasty. Can you spell SOUP???? Threw together an amazingly simple cauliflower soup – it was awesome, and GARLICKY – you might want to cut back on the roasted garlic if you want to talk to anyone for about three days. If you love garlic – then go with it!
This recipe is so simple – I used frozen chicken broth that I make from scratch every year – but store bought is fine.
There it is:
1 head cauliflower, broken up into chunks
5 cups chicken broth
1 whole head of garlic
2 tsp fresh thyme – separated
Place cauliflower on cookie sheet, and coat with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cut top of garlic head off, coat with oil, and place on sheet with cauliflower.
Place veggies in oven pre heated to 400 degrees for about 40 minutes.
After roasted – chop cauliflower fairly fine, and add to stock pot with chicken broth. Squeeze garlic cloves out of head, and add to soup. Add one tsp thyme, one tsp salt, and pepper to taste.
Simmer for about 20 minutes or so till all is tender. Add to blender ( or use immersion blender) and reduce to thick liquid. ( if using blender, BE CAREFUL, and only do small amounts on very low speed) Salt to taste, serve with sprinkle of fresh thyme, and drizzle of olive oil.