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roasted garlic and cauliflower soup

Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy

Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch

Imagination sets in, pretty soon I’m singin’

Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door

“Lookin’ Out My Back Door” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Soup in the summer? Surely you jest…

No, not when you are experiencing an unseasonably cool Northern California summer. This is a nice belly-warmer for one of those frigid nights (or you could wait until fall if you aren’t having a crappy summer). Now I know what it feels like to live in “The City”.


2 large heads of cauliflower, cut into pieces
8 cloves of garlic, peeled
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 large shallot, minced
1 large leek, rinsed, halved and cut into half moons
1 large baking potato, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
2 bay leaves
2 (32 oz.) containers chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Divide cauliflower and garlic evenly among two sheet pans, toss contents of each pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil, season with lots of salt and pepper
  3. Roast for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Remove from oven and set aside
  5. In a large stockpot, heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat
  6. Add shallot and leek, sauté until soft
  7. Stir in potato, thyme, bay leaves and cauliflower mixture
  8. Add chicken broth, bring to a boil, then bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes
  10. Puree the mixture with an immersion blender
  11. Add heavy cream, thin out with water if necessary
  12. Season with salt and pepper


Filed under Soup, Vegetable