These mouth-watering recipes all have one delicious ingredient in common – freshly roasted cauliflower. Therefore, in order to prepare any of them, you’ll need to have that handy first. So grab some cooking oil (we like olive) and toss a little in a bowl with your chopped cauliflower and favorite spices (we like garlic, salt and pepper – but not too much). Then place in your 400 degree (Fahrenheit) oven on a baking tray for around 30 – 40 minutes (turning once) or until golden brown. Once this step is complete, you’re ready to create some of these tasty soup blends for lunch, a side dish/appetizer or even as a main dish for dinner. Note: some of these have additional veggies to roast with the cauliflower, so read ahead and see what else needs to go in the oven as well.
This is the simplest version to try first, although it requires a blender and large pot for two separate steps – but you’re guaranteed the creamiest, smoothest results. Serve with warm garlic bread or homemade croutons.
This one is another flavorful twist on the basics with bright red bell peppers and onions to add to your roasting process. Another delectable and creamy version from the same creator includes roasted garlic here.
This is another one more for vegetarians than vegans (it calls for full fat dairy milk – or you could try substituting with coconut cream). It’s easier to make than it sounds, but you’ll need an immersion blender for best results (or just blend up portions of it in a regular blender one at a time).
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