With a few simple ingredients, this Easy Roasted Cauliflower Blender Soup With Smoked Paprika can be on the table in no time. Healthy, nutritious and gluten free, it’s as easy as 1-2-3!
Do you like making homemade soup but don’t have the time? There are ways of making your family think you spent all day cooking up a delicious bowl of soup. Simple cheats produce tasty results and save loads of time.
HAVE YOU MADE BLENDER SOUP??
Last summer hubby decided we needed a new blender. After doing all the research we decided on a Vitamix (affiliate). Yes, I know they are expensive, but truthfully we have had several other blenders over the years, and have not been happy with any of them.
When making my Hemp Chocolate Smoothie with Raspberries & Pomegranates, the last thing I want is feeling all those little seeds when I am drinking. This blender does a fantastic job blending all the ingredients into a delicious and totally smooth drink. No lumps!!
There is something about homemade soup that is so comforting. We all have wonderful recipes, and one of my all time favourites is Mom’s Pea Soup With Ham. Not only does it take me back to some great childhood memories, the aroma as it cooks is so appealing. This is the perfect soup to make with that holiday ham bone.
WHAT IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE TIME?
I still remember mom’s delicious soups. Chicken Noodle, Borscht, Potato and even Ukrainian Sauerkraut Soup. Although these are not difficult to make they do require time and patience. Seems these days time is a luxury most people don’t have.
There is a simple cheat that will make it seem like you simmered soup all day in a pot, but really you had it ready in no time flat. Using your blender! It doesn’t get much easier than putting all the ingredients into a blender and pressing the “soup” setting.
Easy Roasted Pumpkin Soup was my first experiment making soup in the blender. Much like this Easy Roasted Cauliflower Blender Soup, the key is “roasting” the veggies. This is the hardest part of the soup, and we all know that roasting veggies is not difficult. Once the vegetables are cooked, put all the ingredients into the blender. With the push of a button, you will have hot delicious soup in no time.
Now, it you don’t happen to have a high end blender, you can still make soup almost as fast. Instead of putting all the ingredients into a blender, put them in a pot. Use an immersion blender (affiliate), blitz, heat and eat. Using a regular blender would work too. Again, just blitz, put the soup in a pot and heat.
For these soups, I used store bought stock. By all means, if you want to make your own, that is awesome. What I am trying to get at here, is that you don’t have to simmer soup all day long. Using this quick and easy cheat, along with some seasonings and a few store bought ingredients, making homemade soup is quicker than you think.
Bacon flavoured olive oil adds to the smokiness of the soup, and bacon makes everything taste fantastic. You can use whatever oil you like. Smoked paprika comes in several varieties like hot, mild, sweet and bittersweet. Again, use your favourite, or a combination will work great too.
Using greek yogurt is perfect of adding nutrition and creaminess without all the added fat and calories of cream.
As for roasting the veggies, you can even do that ahead of time, like on the weekend. Have them cooked and ready to make the soup. When it is dinner time, just blend all the ingredients, and soup will be ready before you know it.
I still do make homemade soup the good old fashioned way. However, my handy blender makes things quick and easy. Perfect for when time is not on your side, but you still want some tasty soup to eat. Blitz, pour and eat. Easy Roasted Cauliflower Blender Soup With Smoked Paprika is quick and delicious.
What is your favourite soup to make? Have you ever tried this method?
Easy Roasted Cauliflower Blender Soup With Smoked Paprika
- 22 ounces fresh cauliflower (washed & cut)
- 1 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp bacon flavoured olive oil
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup grated cheese for garnish (optional)
Wash and cut cauliflower. Roast in oven at 425º F until tender. About 30 minutes.
Once cooked, let cool slightly.
Add all the ingredients (except) the cheese into a blender.
Press the "soup" setting.
Once done, pour into a bowl, garnish and enjoy.
If you don't have a blender with a soup setting, you can use a regular blender. You will just have to warm the soup in a pot before serving. Alternately you can also put all the ingredients into a pot and use an immersion blender, heat and eat.
Use any type of smoked paprika you like (sweet, mild or hot). If you don't have bacon oil any cooking oil will work.