Our weather in Chicago has been especially mild, no snow, no ice, not even a dip below freezing. But...it's coming!!! :) So in anticipation of the eventual falling temperatures, I've begun to stock my freezer with soups that I can easily take out and enjoy for lunch and dinner.
Since I've been sharing recipes, I've had a number that included roasted cauliflower;
Roasted Cauliflower, Leek and Carrot Soup
My absolute favorite, Roasted Cauliflower Wraps, and HERE with a twist.
Not so healthy, but oh so good!!!, Roasted Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese, a real crowd pleaser BTW :)
It's obvious that I love roasted cauliflower, so when I came across THIS recipe for a roasted cauliflower and kale soup, I just had to give it a try. The recipe comes from Cooking LSL, Simple Recipes, Inspiring Food. Many of the recipes inspire healthy eating, but the author also enjoys a little something indulgent from time to time. So be sure to check out the blog as I think you'll find lots of fun recipes to try.
There are only 4 basic ingredients in this soup, cauliflower, kale, onions, and garlic. Roasting the cauliflower is key to the recipe, so please don't take a short cut and just boil the cauliflower.
What really makes the soup special is the roasted kale chips that you top the soup with just before serving. A warning about kale chips...they're REALLY good. I made mine up, ate ALL of them and then had to make more for the soup!!!
The soup can easily be made up in advance and kept in the freezer until you've ready for a bowl. Although the soup is very easy to make, it's a soup that you could serve to any foodie type person as it's just that special.
I followed the recipe and made no changes. One suggestion would be to top the soup with a little grated white cheddar cheese, maybe even a smoked white cheddar. I think it would make a nice addition.
If you give it a try, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Nothing like a bowl of soup that warms the soul and is still good for you!