With temperatures across the US dropping to levels of frigidity, all we can think about is “…how can we keep warm?” We think the best place to start is with this creamy veggie soup. So we linked up with Chron Vivant who shared his hearty cauliflower, broccoli, and cheddar soup recipe that has our mouths watering and stomachs ready. This recipe is sure to keep those bone-chilling temps at bay, so read on, get cozy, and prepare that big bowl to enjoy by the fire.
- 2 tbsp (non-infused EVOO
- 2-3 tbsp flower-infused EVOO
- 1 clove garlic, diced
- Fresh scallions, diced
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped or sliced thinly
- 1 head of broccoli, stems included
- 1 head cauliflower florets
- 3- 4 cups water, broth, or stock
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (sub for vegan if desired!)
- Leftover stale bread for croutons
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
- Salt as needed
- Pepper as needed
In a large pot add 2 tablespoons of non-infused olive oil and cook onions until slightly translucent.
Add the cauliflower and broccoli, red pepper flakes, and roughly 1-1.5 cups of chicken broth, vegetable stock, or water (we recommend stock for a more flavorful soup). Add salt and pepper to taste.
Raise the heat to medium, cover with lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until veggies are tender.
Add an additional 2.5 cups of broth or water as needed, and bring to a slight boil.
Then, transfer the soup in batches to a vitamix or blender and purée until smooth (make sure you work in batches as you never want to fill your blender all then way to the top with hot liquid).
Mix in the shredded cheddar cheese and let the soup stand for 10 minutes (or as long as you can wait).
In the meantime season your stale bread, soon to be croutons, shred some of the remaining cheddar cheese on top, and toast in the oven for 5-7 minutes.
Once your soup has cooled slightly, you can thin it out with a few tablespoons of broth if needed.
Finally transfer to a bowl, garnish with some freshly diced scallions, layer on the croutons, and drizzle with a few milligrams of flower-infused extra virgin olive.
Stay warm out there!
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