With just a handful of ingredients, this soup comes out smooth and bursting with rich, nutty flavor!
A true example of bringing the best out in a vegetable!
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion (6 ounces), sliced thin
chopped fresh garlic
1 head very fresh cauliflower (about 1.5 pounds), broken into florets
5 .5 cups water, divided
Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper and sea salt, to taste
- Warm the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Sweat the onion and garlic in the olive oil over low heat without letting it brown for 15 minutes.
- Add the cauliflower, salt to taste, and 1/2 cup water. Raise the heat slightly, cover the pot tightly and stew the cauliflower for 15 to 18 minutes, or until tender. Then add another 4 1/2 cups hot water, bring to a low simmer and cook an additional 20 minutes uncovered.
- Working in batches, purée the soup in a blender to a very smooth, creamy consistency. Let the soup stand for 20 minutes. In this time it will thicken slightly.
- Serve hot, drizzled with a thin stream of extra-virgin olive oil (red chili EVOO is delicious drizzled in it) and freshly ground black pepper to top it off.