Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup |

I have a slight obsession with kitchen gadgets. Surprised? Each has a confident, intended purpose. They don’t question or second-guess their role in life. Never do they have existentialist conversations with their kitchen appliance friends. Their existence SO has meaning.

Each has a well-selected location. If you’re like me, 90% of your kitchen appliances reside on the kitchen counter. For easy access purposes. These gadgets and gizmos pull their own weight and are patient until they are called to duty. A toaster doesn’t have to wonder if it is really meant to press garlic. A waffle iron is not about to brew coffee. Lucky kitchen appliances.

If I were Theodore Lipps, I would wonder if my kitchen appliances speak to each other at night. If so, I would imagine the roasting pan in the pantry discussing philosophy in its deep, slow voice with the snoozing milk frother, tucked neatly in the cabinet. The hurried mixer, bantering with the crock pot for counter space, telling it to stop being an attention-stealing hussy and scoot a little to the right. And finally, the blender, whispering to the coffee pot to help it fall asleep.

Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup |

If this soup were a person, I’d have no chance against it. NO chance! I’d do anything, anything for it, Oliver Twist. Would I climb a hill? Anything. It’s creamy, yet dairy-free (enigma!), and includes few ingredients but packs deep, delicious, roasted flavor. It is easily adaptable for adding various flavors. Can you add ham or bacon to it? Triple lutz, YES!

Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup |

Plus, it’s green. I know…bangarang, right? I made this soup on a day there was no white cauliflower at the grocery store. My choices were purple, orange, or green. My favorite color’s green. I chose green.

Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup |

And here’s where your earth gets shattered and put back together in one pristine beautiful package. Not only was Blendtec kind enough to send me one of their Blendtec Deisgner Series Blenders , but they want to share one with a lucky reader! That’s $454.95 IN THE BANK! YOUR Blentec blender can live on YOUR kitchen counter next to the remaining 88% of your appliances! It will totally whisper to your coffee pot until it falls sleep at night. It’s a giver.

Blendtec Designer Series Blender

When I first opened the box, shortly after ooh-ing and aah-ing about the sleek and sultry design of the blender and imagining the VOLUME of FOOD I could fit INSIDE it, I had an uh-oh moment. Where, oh where was the ON button? Oh, crap…just my luck, I’d end up with the ONE blender with no ON button. Sure, I could put about 18 gallons of vegetables in the jar, but how would I blend them sans power switch?

After poking, prodding, turning left, right, upside down, standing on one foot, scratching my head, and all but shedding a tear, I got smart. I plugged the thing in. The thing TOTALLY has a touch screen. With the easiest symbols to understand. There’s a function for whisking (which I used to make salad dressing the other day), ice crush, smoothies, ice cream, whole juice, and and annnnnnd SOUP!

Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup |

When you press one of these functions, the blender is programmed to go a certain speed for a specific time. And then it shuts off. By itself. Freaking. Genius. I can curl my hair (I so don’t curl my hair) and blend a smoothie at the SAME time in the morning without having to go back and forth to the kitchen. I’m in love.

Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup |


You can enter the giveaway below through rafflecopter and blend all the smoothies, all the soups, all the sauces, and all the things I’ve never even heard of. Simply enter below by leaving a comment on this post, and do the social media following thing for bonus entries!

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents only and ends Monday, November 18, 2013!

Good luck out there, my loves. May roasted cauliflower soup and Blendtec blenders be ever in your favor.

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Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup |

Roasted Cauliflower Soup + BLENDTEC GIVEAWAY!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Julia


  • 1 head cauliflower chopped into florets
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Chop the cauliflower into florets, lay it on a baking sheet and drizzle about 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the cauliflower, or enough to coat the florets. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover the whole bulb of garlic (skin on) with foil. Place on the baking sheet with the cauliflower.
  4. Roast the cauliflower and the garlic in the oven for 35 minutes, or until cauliflower has browned slightly and is cooked through.
  5. While cauliflower is roasting, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  6. Saute the onion until browned, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  7. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth. Check soup for flavor and add more salt if necessary.
  8. Serve with olive oil drizzled on top and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream).

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  1. Tieghan

    Oh this soup! It is gorgeous and probably the most delicious way to eat cauliflower! I love roasting it, but I yet to blend it into soup! This look perfect!

  2. Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies

    A TOUCH SCREEN? What sorcery is this! That blender sounds fancier than my car, but I’ve never felt like I needed something more — I think this is love or something. My current blender is circa around 1985, so you have to believe I’m crazy jealous right about meow.

  3. Julie

    Oh, gosh! 1. I need this blender (maybe for a certain girl). 2. You freaking crack me up, because I can see Stephie and I staring at the blender wondering how the heck to turn it on, while the instruction book would be sitting there staring at us, Well, until one of our guys would walk in and pick up the book. 3. Who curls hair? That’s for sissies. 4. Multiplication on a Monday morning. Should be against the law. 5. That’s all.

  4. Courtney Scarborough

    Making the soup tonight! I love the simple list of ingredients, just wish I had a better blender to make it with!

  5. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    I freakin LOVE this post! And I must confess that it seriiiiiiiiously takes me back to my Brave Little Toaster lovin’ days! Haha! Also, have you ever considered a career in marketing/advertising because I am SOLD! As a person who is extremely easily amused AND battles with self-diagnosed ADD, this blender is basically my friggin soul mate! Love…need…want!!

    PS, green food is always the best choice! And I don’t know what it is, but I canNOT stop looking at that pic of the cauliflower…mesmerizing! 😯

  6. Kim C.

    Bangarang, lol. I actually watched “Hook” the other day. This soup looks lovely and absolutely delicious!! I don’t have a blender so it would great to win so I could make this soup!

  7. Wendy

    That soup has me salivating and I just finished dinner! I pinned a Southwestern roasted cauliflower recipe just the other day … I think I might try mashing the two recipes together and see what happens 🙂

  8. Lynn

    I love Soup:)
    It’s the perfect season for soup, i’ve notices a lot of restaurants are offering soups beyond tomato soup, and i really would love to be able to have soup of all sorts when ever I want, I made Acorn Squash soup once. not very good at all. the flavor and texture was so off. Hopefully i will try again

  9. Jenifer R.

    I would love this blender! It looks and sounds amazing! I would be a soup and smoothie making queen with this blender.

  10. Abby

    I think that blender is smarter than I am! haha 🙂 I fit the bill for that blend and go curl your hair bit, although I’d probably also blend and go watch tv, chase watson, do my nails…you get the idea. Best invention ever. And that soup, yum!!! WInter I’m all about soups, this will be a great addition to the line up.

  11. debbie

    I have grown to adore cauliflower! There are lots of negatives to aging but that is quite a positive!
    Also, I would so love to win this blender. It would make such a difference in kitchen.

  12. Tracy

    The soup looks lovely, but I’m not sure I could resist eating the roasted caulifower straight from the roasting pan! Great giveaway. Thanks!

  13. Krysten Voss

    I’m horrible in the kitchen, but this looks SO easy!! I can’t wait to try it! I hope to make many different soups this winter 🙂

  14. Faye Mc

    I love veggie soups; your roasted cauliflower sounds delicious. I never thought of adding almond milk before. I’ll be trying it if I win the Blendtec 🙂

  15. Kayla

    My Pinterest keeps leading me to this blog and it is wonderful! This soup looks great and will be a perfect appetizer for my vegan friend’s dinner!

  16. Denee

    Just made this tonight! I made a couple of changes, added leaks and sage to onions, used whole milk and chicken stock. Just because that is what I had on hand (and I’m not a vegan or vegetarian). I also added about 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes before blending, which was not necessay! Forgot how much of a kick garlic can have! Speaking of, only used about 3/4 of the bulb and it was plenty garlic-y. It turned out good despite my changes. Question, I have made several soups with my blendtec, and although they have all been very tasty, the blender seems to give them a bit of an airy consistency. Is there a way to avoid that? Maybe I shouldn’t blend on the soup setting? Anyway!! Great recipe, thanks!


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