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Roasted Cauliflower and Poblano Pepper Soup

Roasted Cauliflower and Poblano Pepper Soup

The other day I came across some fresh poblano peppers which I had been looking for for a while. I immediately picked some up and I remembered seeing this recipe for roasted cauliflower and poblano soup which sounded really good. It turned out to be well timed as it has gotten cooler and a warm soup would be perfect. The recipe was pretty similar to the roasted cauliflower and red pepper soup that I had made a while ago and really enjoyed. I roasted the poblano peppers in the same way that I roast red peppers. The roasted poblano peppers were really nice. Unlike the roasted red peppers that are sweet the roasted poblano pepper were not sweet and had a bit of heat to them, but not too much. The soup turned out really good. It was nice and simple to make and roasting the vegetables first made the soup really tasty. I garnished the roasted cauliflower and poblano soup with some chopped cilantro and goat cheese.

Printable Recipe
Ingredients:
1 head cauliflower (cut into florets)
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
3 cups vegetable broth
2 roasted poblano chilli
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped, optional)
1 tablespoon goat cheese (crumbled, optional)

Directions:
1. Toss the cauliflower florets in the olive oil with the salt and pepper.
2. Arrange the cauliflower florets in a single layer in a baking dish.
3. Roast the cauliflower in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
4. Bring the broth, cauliflower and poblano pepper to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 20 minutes.
5. Puree with a hand blender.
6. Mix in the heavy cream.
7. Serve garnished with goat cheese and cilantro or dukkah.

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36 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I've actually never had poblano peppers before... they sound wonderful in that soup!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

That looks delicious, i bet it had a really nice spice to it!

Vicarious Foodie said...

Oh this sounds great. I've been using poblanos pretty regularly lately and I like them a lot. Just the right heat level for me. And I love cauliflower, too, so this sounds like a great way to use both ingredients.

Vicki said...

OK, you've convinced me, I have to make cauliflower soup!

RecipeGirl said...

I've made cauliflower soup before, but I love the thought of making it a bit spicy and adding goat cheese too.

Kalyn said...

Gorgeous, both the recipe and your photo.

noble pig said...

What a beautiful soup. Poblano peppers really have a great flavor. I can see where they would taste great with the cauliflower.

redforever said...

Since this soup has somewhat of a Mexican connection with the poblano peppers, I would suggest you try crumbled queso fresca cheese or crumbled cotija cheese the next time you make this soup.

Chuck said...

Kevin, please pass me a large bowl of that Roasted Cauliflower soup. At one time I owned a soup and sandwich shop and I know my customers would have loved that soup. Well done.

Peter M said...

Kevin, it looks wonderful and I never though to combine peppers with cauliflower...a must try!

Grace said...

yum. that sounds fabulous, and a little cilantro never hurt anything! :)

giz said...

It looks like a really thick and hearty soup. Where do you find these peppers in town?

Ginny said...

Looks great! I don't think ive ever had a poblano pepper before...mmm...

Lina said...

Looks like a wonderfully comforting soup! I like spicy!

meeso said...

This sounds great! Your blog looks really good, lots of yummy food...glad to have found it :)

Kevin said...

Giz - I found the poblano's in a small produce store in the lower level of the St. Lawrence Market. They had a few varieties of chilis including Thai chilis.

Elle said...

That looks so good for a cool, rainy day.

cook eat FRET said...

another winner
everything about that is so very right...

Daziano said...

I haven't tried poblano peppers yet, but I'm afraid of Mexican food because it's too hot for me. Are these peppers mild enough? What do you think?

diva said...

sounds like a very warming soup. hearty!

Kevin said...

Daziano: Poblano peppers are fairly mild. I used two to increase the heat but you could start with one or even a half.

Lisa said...

Lovely. Goat cheese optional? I think not :)

cookinpanda said...

Love cauliflower. Love soup. And have about 10 Poblano peppers sitting around with no purpose...

Holler said...

I haven't seen poblano peppers either, but I love your soup!

Jenny said...

This soup sounds so good Kevin. Beautiful and tasty! I hope to try it soon.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

This sounds good! I just went to a Mexican grocery today hunting for some dried chiles. I was amazed at the number of different chiles there are.

farida said...

I have never had poblano peppers before,so this is something new to me. I bet it adds to the taste. Nice recipe!

noobcook said...

wow it looks sooo thick and rich! I want!

tigerfish said...

This soup, plus the bacon sandwich you have, would be perfect for my lunch today! :D

Sara said...

That is really beautiful, especially with the goat cheese on top. I'm pretty sure I've seen Poblanos here, I'll have to check again.

Gretchen Noelle said...

This looks just delicious to me! Too bad there are no poblanos here!

Shanon said...

hi there! i have made yet another one of your wonderful recipes. this was amazing. i loved the goat cheese on top. i can't wait to make many more variations of this soup!

http://foodforscot.blogspot.com/2010/02/roasted-cauliflower-and-poblano-pepper.html

Maya said...

This recipe seemd very tasty,Roasted Cauliflower and Poblano Pepper Soup ,I think i am going to love it .

Jeannie said...

Love love love super love this recipe. So easy and so very very good. Love all your soup recipes but this might be my favorite. Didnt know what to do with cauliflower until you came into my life!! LOL

Savannagal said...

I can't find the print button for this recipe. It looks quite tasty. I like spicy food.

Kevin said...

Savannagal: I have added a link tot he printable version. Enjoy!

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