It’s here. The season where we all collectively don sweaters and sip soup. Also known as the season when my body is convinced that I should be hibernating rather than being productive.
I love sweaters and soup, but it means that I need a strong incentive to climb out of my warm covers and actually, you know, do all the things that an adult woman is supposed to do… like get dressed.
As you can imagine, soup is my savior. And this soup just easily made my shortlist of top 3 best soups EVER. It has only 4 ingredients, but the flavor is so rich that you will think it much more complicated.
You’ll notice that a lot of our recipes (like THIS or THIS) are simple, but take a little bit of time to pull together. One of my general rules of thumb for cooking is TIME = FLAVOR. Not rushing things means that ingredients have a chance to mix, mingle and get to know each other. Which, of course, means more complexity. It’s why this soup works, why four simple ingredients come together to create a magical, silky, rich and smooth soup that is perfect to sip on a cold day.
Incidentally, this soup would also be delicious served cold during the summer, so don’t shy away from chilling it.
So, here is the ingredient list (not including Salt & Pepper to taste or any condiments):
- Olive Oil
- Chicken Broth (or Veggie Broth if you want it to be vegan)
The thing that takes time with this soup is building flavor. The cauliflower is roasted to both soften it and bring a toasted flavor. The onions are caramelized in olive oil until they almost dissolve into themselves. It will take around 45 minutes for them to turn to the consistency of jam.
I have a secret though… I can make this soup in less than 15 minutes on a weeknight. The key? I’ll roast cauliflower in advance as part of my weekly ingredient prep. Plus I have a batch of caramelized onions always frozen and ready to go.
So, soup cups in hand, cheers to another Autumn. Do stay warm.
-Lydia, soup for everyone
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