Cream of Caramelized Onion and Cauliflower Soup

Jul 14, 2011 by

Ok, I know what some of you are thinking. It’s summer where most of you are. And judging by most of your tweets and FB posts, it’s hotter than a moose’s manbits where you live.  But I made this soup a couple of weeks ago when it was cold and rainy. Seriously, Iowa weather slays me. One day it’s 68 and storming and the next day it’s 99 . I asked Twitter if it I should post this or not since most people aren’t needing warming up these days, and the response was a resounding yes. Some people said they eat soup all year long, that they have it daily for lunch, and some people even replied that it’s winter where they lived!

I honestly don’t remember where the inspiration for this recipe came from other than the fact that I had a big pile of onions and a head of cauliflower on the verge of death (as was my will to live when it was COLD IN JUNE). But I can tell you this: it came out awesome. Creamy and sweet, rich and savory, without being too heavy. When the soup was cooked, I choose to put 3/4  in the Vitamix and puree and then stir back in. This way, it was still left with some substance and texture. This is a personal preference – you can choose to blend it all,  half, or none, though I recommend at least some so it gives the soup a nice creamy base.

 

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  1. Valerie

    Yum! I love cauliflower soup and make a similar one. The main difference is that I roast my cauliflower beforehand with ground red pepper so it’s spicey!

  2. I’m a huge soup lover, so yeah, I could go for this soup ANY time of year! I’m sure using one’s immersion blender would work for some nice thickening action, too. :-)

    Great recipe, AndreAnna. Thanks for listening to your tweeps! Even though I did’t get to weigh in, I would have obviously said yes. ;-) And hehe on the moose’s manbits …

    xo,
    Shirley

  3. Thanks for dropping mirepoix on us. :) It’s a word that SO doen’t get used enough.

  4. Cassie

    Perfect timing! Hubs just had tonsilectomy/septoplasty and is super tired of my bone broth! LOL

  5. ramblin red

    Ok….I’ve been on the fence a lot about this primal/paleo diet b/c of the totally fresh foods factor.

    But this intrigues me.

    I make a fair number of casseroles with cream of soups – which would have to go as for the soy content in them – but, do you know if something like this would keep if I canned it? Then I could still make my casseroles in an amended sort of way without having to make a fresh batch of soup everytime I needed.

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