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Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Onion and Smoked Paprika

This cream of cauliflower soup with onion and smoked paprika is definitely a soup to remember! The perfect blend of textures, colors and flavors will surely please you too!

It’s been a pretty long time since I cooked with dairy. I rarely eat dairy products myself, but I must confess that I cook with cheese/butter/sour cream almost every time I have guests coming in. I keep the meals vegetarian of course, but I don’t want to scare them away by making a 100% vegan party. I think this is my way of luring them to the veg side! :)) I tempt them with vegetarian goodies and then, little by little, I show them the advantages of a vegan diet too.

Anyway, I made this cream of cauliflower soup a week ago and to my surprise, it turned out great! I was surprised because it was the first time I made cream of cauliflower soup and I usually find cauliflower’s taste a little bland. I’m glad that in this combo it is absolutely divine!

Smoked paprika is a spice I recently discovered and I’ve been using it ever since! I’ve heard of smoked paprika before of course, but I didn’t find it in local stores, up until a few weeks ago.

I will soon veganize this recipe by skipping dairy and using extra-virgin olive oil instead. I am curious to see if the overall taste will be the same. 🙂

So, here it is! Hope you’ll like it! 🙂

Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Onion and Smoked Paprika

The video above is from “Sanatatea in Bucate” TV show aired on 18th January 2015 on Digi24, where I cooked my cream of cauliflower soup, along with two other favorite recipes of mine. If the video above doesn’t work, check it out here

Cream of Cauliflower Soup Onion Smoked Paprika

Yield: 6 + servings

Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Onion and Smoked Paprika

Cream of Cauliflower Soup Supa crema de conopida cu ceapa boia afumata

This cream of cauliflower soup with onion and smoked paprika is definitely a soup to remember!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cauliflower head, chopped
  • 60 g butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 garlic clove, mashed
  • 1 large onion, julienned
  • 1 Tbsps smoked paprika
  • 4 Tbsps olive oil
  • sea salt, to taste
  • water, as needed

Instructions

  1. Add chopped cauliflower in your steamer for 20 minutes. If you don't have a steamer, you can boil it for about 12 minutes.
  2. Put cauliflower in a medium pot. Add 1 cup water, butter, mashed garlic and salt. Blend all very well using a vertical blender. Add more warm water, until it reaches the desired consistency.
  3. Add sour cream and blend well.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a small pan. Saute onion for 2 minutes. Add smoked paprika and remove from heat.
  5. Serve cream of cauliflower soup with the smoked paprika onion topping.

Cream of Cauliflower Soup Onion Smoked Paprika

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