Illustration by Ava Williams (@ava_carrie on IG)
I love soup. My boyfriend once asked me what kind of soups I like and I started naming soups and he was like “Oh OK so you like CHUNKY soups.” And I was like well yes, but actually I don’t like the way that sounds when you say it. So anyways, I famously love a chunky soup, but this ridiculously smooth cauliflower masterpiece now holds a very special place in my heart.
I hate to be one of those people who can’t actually give you an exact recipe, but it’s really easy to make soup and you can make it however you want and that is the beauty of soup. Here is a rough idea though:
- Cauliflower (a head)
- Chicken stock (4 cups?)
- Butter (a few tablespoons)
- Onion (one of these)
- Garlic (however much you like)
- A couple splashes of milk or cream (but honestly it’s still very creamy and wonderful without.)
- Salt & pepper
Basically you cannot screw this up. (I believe in you.) Just sauté the onion and garlic in the butter. Then add your stock and cauliflower and cook it until…it’s cooked? Then, blend the hell out of it with an immersion blender. And if you are sort of insane like my boyfriend, you can then run all it through a mesh strainer to make it EVEN SILKIER, but tbh I don’t know that it’s necessary.
Top it off with a drizzle of olive oil (purely to make it look fancy) and some GF croutons if you please. (I made mine in the toaster oven with Trader Joe’s GF Multigrain Sandwich Bread.)
That’s it! A smooth and creamy soup that even the chunkiest soup lover can enjoy.
Photo & croutons by me (@celiacandsalty on IG)