Make Those Summer Dinners Extra Yummy, Serve A Fresh Soup Ideal For The Whole Family

I am a happy mother as my little ones really enjoy having soup for dinner. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like or what season it is – they would have a warm soup in the winter or a cold one version in the summer.

I like preparing soups as it is very easy to make them, it is almost impossible to spoil them and you can always change something if you want to amend the taste.

Check out this easy family recipe for a cauliflower soup. I decided to try this recipe as my little one just adores cauliflower and after tasting the soup, he wants it for every meal.

The caramelised cauliflower adds some taste and together with the seasoning the soup has a really nice, fresh, not very strong taste and its texture is smooth and tender, just perfect for those really hot summer evenings.

Cauliflower Soup  Cauliflower soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-to-large cauliflower

  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil + extra for sautéing

  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg

  • salt and black pepper

  • 1 onion, cut in half moons

  • 1litre vegetable stock

  • 1tsp (balsamic) vinegar

  • 1tsp oregano and thyme, each

  • croutons, to serve (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Bake and caramelise the cauliflower, ready to use it later:

  • wash the cauliflower and spread the florets in a baking tray over a baking sheet

  • add the olive oil, nutmeg, salt and pepper and stir together to cover all florets

  • bake for 35-40minutes at 190-200°C or until the edges of the cauliflower start to turn brown

  • set aside, till needed

  1. Prepare the broth:

  • sauté the onion for a few minutes until tender

  • add the vegetable stock, vinegar and seasoning

  • add the caramelised cauliflower

  1. Boil everything together for a couple of minutes, until well warmed

  2. Remove from the hot-plate, leave to stand to cool down a little and blend using a kitchen blender

Serve with croutons.

If you like soup as much as my family does, check out some of the other soups we enjoy having at our family dining. Enjoy!

8 Comments

  1. Brian

    It’s winter time where I am and the thought of a nice hot soup to warm the bones is a cozy one!

    I’m not a regularly in the kitchen so you will have to excuse my ignorance – how to you caramelize something?

    Does it involve sugar and if so, as I prefer things less sweet, is it possible to make it without this aspect?

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    1. Ellie

      Hi Brian, you don’t need sugar to caramelize the cauliflower, just follow the instructions in the recipe – bake and brown the cauliflower together with different seasoning.

      Hope you like it.

      All the best.

      Ellie

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  2. weemrst

    I am so hungry after reading your recipes and just happen to have a cauliflower begging to be made into a soup.
    I would never have thought of doing this and you have opened my eyes to this and other tasty recipes.
    It is so good to look at a recipe and know that you have the ingredients in the cupboard or fridge. I hate being ready to cook then finding that there is some obscure ingredient needed and quite often I do not know what they are.
    A lovely website!

    Lynn

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    1. Ellie

      Hi Lynn, thank you for your comments. My kids love cauliflower, but this recipe makes it a little bit different, because of the seasoning used. My family loved it, I hope you like it too.

      I definitely agree with you – I love having everything needed and close when I start cooking. But most of all, I prefer when the recipe is really easy to make and is ready quickly.

      All the best from me

      Reply
  3. Julius

    Hello, Looks like you are a relatively new blogger. I really respect people who are trying something new in life and also trying to help others. I really like some of your ideas and this cauliflower soup looks really good. I will definitely try it sometime.

    Thank you for your effort!

    Reply
    1. Ellie

      I am a new blogger, and I try to help busy parents who want to serve delicious and easy to make food to their litlle and not so little ones 🙂

      Thanks for the encouragement.

      Cheers

      Reply
  4. Barbra

    Wow this looks really yummy. I am going to have to try it to see if my kids will enjoy it as well. Great recipes! Just curious, have you ever though of going organic? It is very easy to switch and it will still taste great. Wonderful page, really enjoyed reading through.

    Reply
    1. Ellie

      Hi Barbra. I’ve thought about going organic, especially now that we have children.

      I still haven’t tried it, but if you could recommend a recipe we would love to give it a try.

      My little one is a really fussy eater, but even he enjoys eating this soup. Hope your loved ones like it too

      All the best from me.

      Reply

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