Cauliflower Soup with Cilantro Pesto

Cauliflower Soup with Cilantro Pesto

I originally created this recipe for my Dinner Party Menu I put together a couple months ago. However, when it comes to planning menus I change my mind A LOT! I will all of the sudden have some a brilliant idea from some random inspirations and completely change everything. I did that with the dinner party menu probably fifteen different times. It worked out thought because I ended up absolutely LOVING how the menu turned out.

I didn’t end up using this soup for the dinner party but it is still one of my favorite new meals. I kept meaning to blog the recipe but we kept eating all of it before I could shoot it! I guess that is a good problem to have though.

This soup really reminds me of a creamy potato soup without being so incredibly heavy. The cilantro pesto give it a nice little zing and fresh flavor. I ended up doubling the recipe so that we could eat it for more than one meal. If you want to make a small batch of soup though just cut the recipe in half.

Enjoy!

Cauliflower Soup with Cilantro Pesto

Cauliflower Soup with Cilantro Pesto
Serves 4
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Cook Time
45 min
Cook Time
45 min
Cauliflower Soup
  1. 2 heads of cauliflower, florets
  2. 2 poblano pepper, chopped
  3. 1 tsp sea salt
  4. 1 tsp black pepper
  5. 3 Tbsp olive or coconut oil
  6. 1 cup onion, diced
  7. 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  8. 1 tsp oregano
  9. 1 tsp sea salt
  10. 2.5-3 cups bone broth/stock or vegetable stock
Cilantro Pesto
  1. 1 cup spinach
  2. ½ cup cilantro
  3. Zest of 1 lemon
  4. 1 garlic clove
  5. ¼ tsp sea salt
  6. ¼ tsp black pepper
  7. ¼ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 and cover a baking sheet or two with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the cauliflower in to florets and place on a baking sheet with the poblano peppers, oil, salt and pepper and toss. Roast for 15 minutes and then rotate the pan and use a spatula to stir the veggies. Roast for another 15 minutes and then remove from the oven.
  3. While the cauliflower is roasting heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat and sauté the onions and garlic for approximately 3-5 minutes. Add the salt and oregano half-way through cooking. Set aside.
  4. Combine all of the pesto ingredients in food processor or blender. Blend until mixture is thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  5. When the cauliflower is done roasting add it to a blender with the sautéed onions and garlic. Add 2.5 cups of bone broth or stock and blend until smooth. You may need to work in batches.
  6. Put the mixture back in the soup pot and let it simmer for another 10-15 minutes. If mixture is too thick add about ½-1 cup of bone broth or stock until you get the texture you are looking for.
  7. Serve with a scoop of cilantro pesto and enjoy!
Notes
  1. I did not add a ton of salt to this recipe because all stocks are different. Depending on what you use it may need to be salted a tad bit more.
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