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Roasted Cauliflower Soup With Hazelnuts

Roasted Cauliflower Soup With Hazelnuts

This week’s roasted cauliflower soup recipe is inspired by one of the dishes I tried recently at Pluvio restaurant in Ucluelet while on a trip with my girlfriends. My version is much simpler but gets deep flavour from roasting the cauliflower and stirring in a little hazelnut oil at the end adds a nutty richness. (Below a pic of the delicious Pluvio version which was garnished with local sidestriped shrimp-SO GOOD!)

Cauliflower Soup At Pluvio Restaurant Ucluelet
Cauliflower Soup At Pluvio Restaurant Ucluelet

This cauliflower soup is a perfect starter but also a light lunch or dinner. I serve mine garnished with homemade croutons (crispy outside, soft inside), parsley and fresh hazelnuts grown right here in Campbell River. It is equally good made vegan by using nut milk and veggie stock instead of dairy and chicken stock. Enjoy my friends 🙂

Roasted Cauliflower And Hazelnut Soup
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Roasted Cauliflower And Hazelnut Soup

A delicious, warm and comforting soup with a richness from roasted cauliflower and hazelnut oil. This gluten-free soup is easily made vegan by using nut milk and veggie stock instead of dairy and chicken stock.

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Soup, Vegan Main
Cuisine canadian
Keyword Cauliflower, Creamy, Gluten Free, Hazelnuts, Roasted Vegetables, Soup, Vegan Friendly
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Sabrina Currie

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Head of Cauliflower, cut roughly into 8 chunks
  • 1 c Onion, diced about 1 medium onion
  • 1 Celery Rib, diced
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, grated
  • 2 c Russet Potatoes, diced about 2 medium
  • 4 c Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1/2 c Whole Milk or Unsweetened Nut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Hazelnut Oil
  • 1 c Fresh Homemade Croutons for garnish
  • 1/2 c Fresh Hazelnuts, halved for garnish
  • 1/2 c Parsley, coarsely chopped for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400'F. Place cauliflower on baking sheet, toss with 1 tbsp olive oil and roast in oven 20 minutes or until lightly browned, then remove from oven.

    Roasted Cauliflower for soup
  2. Heat remaining tbsp of oil in a 4 qt pot on medium, then saute onion and celery with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and nutmeg until translucent. Add roasted cauliflower, potatoes and stock and simmer on medium-low 20 to 30 min until potatoes are soft.

    Saute onions, celery, salt, pepper and nutmeg
  3. Using immersion blender, puree soup until smooth. Add milk or alternative and hazelnut oil, blend briefly to mix, season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately topped with garnishes in individual bowls.

    Roasted Cauliflower and Hazelnut Soup With Fresh Croutons
  4. *Homemade Croutons: Cube fresh or day old bread and saute with butter or olive oil and salt or seasoning salt on medium heat until crispy outside and still soft inside.

Easy Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe With Hazelnuts
Easy Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe With Hazelnuts


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14 thoughts on “Roasted Cauliflower Soup With Hazelnuts”

  • 5 stars
    Adding hazelnut oil is brilliant! I love that this recipe can be made dairy-free, too. I do the same: try a dish in a restaurant and rush home to re-create it! Must try that restaurant in Ucluelet next time we’re there!

    • It’s fun to try delicious dishes and then recreate them isn’t it?! And yes, the best new restaurant I’ve been to in a long time! Cheers Elaine!

    • Thank you so much Colleen! I may be biased but I love the nutty flavour from our local hazelnuts, hope you love it as much as we do 🙂

    • Thank you and you’re welcome Kelly! I love a creamy soup, especially when it’s so full of veggies instead of heavy cream and flour. Cheers, S

  • 5 stars
    The sound of those freshly grown hazelnuts from Campbell River is making me super jealous! As is that girls trip to Tofino. 🙂 I miss the island. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Once those west coast rains set in soup will be on the agenda.

    • Thanks Sharon and thanks for reading along 🙂 The girls trip to Tofino was so wonderful, I highly recommend it to anyone, always so refreshing for the soul out there. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

  • 5 stars
    Oh, my goodness, Sabrina – this is a gorgeous soup! It is company worthy, for sure. I can imagine how it tastes. It looks very silky. Many thanks for sharing. I am pinning to try very soon. I adore making soup! 🙂

    • Thank you Denise 🙂 I have gotten really into making soup in the last few years during winter. They are hearty and comforting as well as usually quite economical. This is great dressed up with garnishes for company. Cheers! S

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