Cauliflower Kale Soup
Roasted cauliflower kale soup with kale chips and pine nuts topping. Rich, creamy (no cream) and delicious, this soup is full of wonderful flavor.
Time for some Cauliflower Kale Soup.
You can definitely tell it is fall around here.
Even though the temperatures were in the 70s this weekend, I’m getting excited about trees turning yellow.
It is time for some comfort food and soups are perfect for this time of the year.
A while back I used to make soup almost every day.
And I need to get back to this routine. I’m all about quick and easy soups that are usually make in less than 1 hour.
You have a huge cauliflower fan here – that’s me!
I also had some readers requesting a kale recipe and I’m excited to share this Cauliflower Kale Soup recipe with you today.
Why roast the cauliflower?
You can definitely steam or boil it and this will save you some time, but the taste of the soup will be a little different.
Why do I prefer roasted cauliflower in most of my soups?
Roasting the cauliflower intensifies its flavor and gives it a slightly nutty taste. It is all about flavor. You can also use roasted cauliflower as a side dish or in rice and quinoa bowls. It is not mushy like boiled (or steamed) cauliflower and has a great texture and even a little crunch. That’s why this Cauliflower Kale Soup tastes so good!
Kale and cauliflower is a nice combination.
In this recipe half of the kale is roasted to make crunchy kale chips and the other half is boiled and then pureed in the soup.
Kale is a superfood, which I use for soups, salads and smoothies.
It is nutrient dense food, rich in vitamins, minerals, it contains fiber and it is low in calories.
You can definitely serve the soup without even pureeing it, but I just love cream soups and that’s how I make it.
The recipe is for a small batch of 4 servings, because we (my husband mostly!) usually don’t like left over soup.
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Cauliflower Kale Soup
- 1 head of cauliflower — , cut into florets, 2 lb, about 3 1/2-4 cups
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 large bunch of kale — , stems removed and leaves cut into small pieces (6oz with the stems, an average bunch of kale is 10 leaves)
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves — , pressed
- 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock
- 4 tbsp toasted pine nuts
Preheat oven to 425 F (220C). Prepare 2 baking sheets.
In a bowl toss cauliflower in 2 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet. Roast until cauliflower is browned and tender, for about 25 minutes.
Take out of the oven and reduce temperature to 300 F (150 C).
In a bowl toss half of the kale with 2 tbsp olive oil and season with salt. Line on a baking sheet and bake until crispy for 30 minutes. Toss half way through.
Meanwhile in a large saucepan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil and cook onion for 3-4 minutes, on medium heat until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Add roasted cauliflower and stock. Increase temperature to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add kale and let the soup cook for 10-15 more minutes.
Working in batches, puree soup in a powerful blender until smooth.Season with salt and pepper to taste.
When ready to serve, serve soup with crispy kale chips and toasted pine nuts on top.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 439
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It’s definitely starting to feel like fall and I’m craving all the soups I can get! This cauliflower kale soup looks delicious, Mira! I love that you roasted the cauliflower. Sounds just perfect! Pinned!
Roasted cauliflower is really the only way I like to eat it, but I never thought to put it in a soup. And you added Kale! YAY!
This soup looks incredibly creamy and delicious! Love those toasted pine nuts as garnish 🙂
I love cauliflower soup! The addition of kale is such a great idea. Delicious recipe, Mira!
I love roasting cauliflower!! 🙂 and cauliflower is so creamy by itself that there’s no need for cream in it’s soup! This looks delicious and love the addition of Kale!
Looks delicious! I love soups, especially in the fall and winter – so comforting aren’t they? Definitely pinning this so I can give it a try. I think cauliflower is awesome! I add it into many of my soups too. Thanks for sharing this. Peace. 🙂
Thanks Michelle! Hope you like it!
A good creamy cauliflower soup has to be one of my favourite things.. but I never have tried it with kale before. Thanks for the idea.
This soup looks so classic, rich and creamy. And those toasted pine nuts on top look adorable. 🙂
Cauliflower and kale just BELONG together! This soup is seriously SO gorgeous, Mira! Obsessing over how ultra-creamy it is! LOVE.
Thanks so much for sharing this recipe… Will be making tomorrow.
Hope you like it Doreen!
This is my ideal comfort food. I cannot wait for the weather to cool down and try this.
I love roasted cauliflour and love to make soups with it. This looks so delicious (I made the cauliflour woth Boursin and that was yummy too)
Thanks Cathy! I love cauliflower soups! Hope you like this one, too!
I so so love that you roasted the cauliflower for this soup – roasted cauliflower has such an amazing flavor -right? Mira – your photos are gorgeous!
Oooh yes, the toasted pine nuts put this delicious soup over the top! I love the idea of roasted cauliflower soup! Yum!
This looks so delicious and comforting! Perfect cold weather soup. Pinning of course!
I want a heaping bowl of this soup. Cauliflower and kale is a delicious combination!
We’ve been getting fall weather here this week so this soup is perfect for these chillier nights. It looks so creamy and delicious! Love that you roasted the cauliflower and added kale!
Absolutely delicious recipe, Mira! It’s time for soup my dear and you’ve created such a warming soup for Fall. I’ve never roasted kale before, but need to give it a go. Thank you my dear! 😀
This looks delicious, Mira. Soup has been a staple in my house lately now that it’s cooler. I made a potato and spinach soup last night that I’m posting tomorrow. And I have a huge bag of kale to eat, now I know what to make with it. 🙂
Mira, I’m with you .. I love soup this time of the year . . and I LOVE this cauliflower kale soup!!! delicious!!!
this is so healthy! I love it pinning this! this will be delicious in the upcoming chilly months! 😉 yum!
A creamy and healthy soup!! Looks delicious
Pretty sure you’re the only blogger in this world who can make me WANT to eat kale. <3 Sharing!
Wow, girl! You really killed me with this soup! So easily and yummy yummy!! 🙂
It’s definitely getting to be warm soup weather! I love that this soup is creamy without the cream. Kale and cauliflower are a perfect nutritional powerhouse couple! Pinned!!!
What a great soup idea, 2 of my favorite ingredients to cook with! Pinned for later 🙂
I made this over the weekend, and it’s AWESOME! I went looking for a kale soup recipe because I had sooooo much kale to use up. This is delicious. I would probably reduce the chicken stock though- it’s not as creamy as I’d like. Thanks for posting!
So glad you like it! You are right, the amount of stock could be reduced or just add more cauliflower! Thanks for your feedback!
Made this soup today. It is delicious.. When I sauted the onion/garlic, I threw some mushrooms in it….thanks for the healthy flavorful soup:)
Glad you liked it Michelle!
My mouth is watering
: ) Mmmmmm…..yum. This looks totally amazing. I’m just starring at the screen looking at how delicious they look.
This is VERY GOOD and SO easy!! I made it while I was working on another, more complicated recipe, and it turned out beautifully and YUMMY! Thank you!
Wonderful recipe! You don’t like leftover soup? Soup always tastes better the second day! And I always freeze leftover soup to have one night in the future when I don’t feel like cooking.
This was a wonderful beautifully colored soup! I loved that it did not have dairy in it. The only thing I would say is that the cook timing is off The cauliflower and kale alone roast for 55 min,, so the total timing threw me. It was worth it for these super foods, but I will allow more time. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I use an oven roasting pan, porcelain on steel ,rather than foil for good health.
Thank you Linda! U’ll add a note for the time. I usually roast them together in the oven, (one pan on top of the other and rotate them), to save time.
This soup is so yummy! I made it as you have posted (except I scaled down for one serving; didn’t want leftovers if I didn’t like it!). I will definitely make this again! Thanks for posting it!
Hi Christina! I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for the sweet comment!
Amazing truly amazing soup. Delicious beyond words
Great! Glad you liked it Jacki!
Hi Mira, first of all thanks for sharing the wonderful and lovable cauliflower soup! I am going to try this and I wish it would be yummier than this.. 🙂
This is so, so delicious.. I used lots of freshly ground black pepper for a little kick. Thanks!
I love this recipe! It’s a perfect way to get my kids to eat healthy and still enjoy it! I’m hoping to add spinach to the recipe as well, any idea how that would effect the recipe? Thanks!
Really delicious Cauliflower-Kale soup. Thanks!