Roasted Cauliflower and Artichoke with Lemon Soup

Thick soupy goodness!

This is a hearty soup with a lovely tang of lemon.  It is a yummy soup to make with roasted cauliflower and easy to make.  Plus I love the flavour combination of artichoke and lemon.   I like the consistency of this soup to be nice and thick, but if you want it smoother, simply add more stock.  The photos do not really do the soup justice…if only you could smell how good this is!

I used canned artichokes for the simplicity factor but feel free to use fresh ones if you have them.   The stock is vegetable stock but you could use chicken stock if you prefer a meat stock to your soup.

INGREDIENTS

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets

1 tin artichokes

2 -3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

1 onion, peeled and chopped

750 ml vegetable stock

2-3 tblspns lemon juice  (depends how zesty you want it to be)

salt and pepper

olive oil

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
  •  Place the cauliflower in a roasting tin and drizzle olive oil over the florets.
  • Roast for 20 to 30 minutes, making sure you turn them over halfway to get an even golden colour.
  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan and cook the garlic for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower, artichoke and vegetable stock and bring to the boil.
  • Add the lemon juice and simmer for about 5-10 minutes until the cauliflower is tender.
  • Puree the soup until smooth.
  • Slurp, eat and enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Roasted Cauliflower and Artichoke with Lemon Soup

  1. Mm, I can imagine the smell of it, though.

    Lovely and seasonal too, even in the Netherlands. I have been thinking about lemon soup lately, as it is what Greek grannies give to those who have colds and flu. I would imagine that this soup is quite restorative. I shall have a go at this soon.

    • We had a cold few days here which made me start making soup…plus I find it’s the best way to drop a couple of pounds too…lots of thick hearty soups!

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