Cauliflower soup with gnocchi
The original recipe was posted on our new blog www.belmorso.com.
Winter is long, we get it. That doesn’t mean you have to eat the same warm meals every week. Try this cauliflower soup with gnocchi next. We are pretty sure it’s going to make it on your recipes’ rotation list.
What to expect: this dish is simple and easy to make, wholesome, healthy and nutritious. Most importantly, it’s full of flavour even without pasta, or extra cheese. You can enjoy it as a minestrone or blend it into a cream, before adding the pasta (that’s how I personally like it :).
Let’s make it.
What’s to love about this Cauliflower soup
Minestrone with pasta is a delicious meal to make and enjoy throughout Winter, as well as during Autumn and Spring.
If you love Italian food, and appreciate comforting food, you’re going to love this recipe.
You’ll also love the fact that you can make it in under 1 hr; most of the time is needed for simmering not preparing it.
The recipe makes enough for 5 portions.
You can store any leftovers without the gnocchi in the freezer.
How to make this Cauliflower Gnocchi Soup
There are 5 steps in making this dish.
- Clean and prep your vegetables
- Make a soffritto
- Add the cauliflower and liquids
- Leave to simmer
- Cook the gnocchi and serve
Below is our easy recipe, you can follow on your screen or print out.
The key ingredient in this recipe is our Belmorso Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a high quality EVOO that is rich in antioxidants and tastes delicious. It really adds a wholesome flavour to this simple meal, both in the soffritto and the final drizzle.
- 1 chopping board
- 1 chopping knife
- 1 vegetable peeler
- 1 large pot
- 1 small pot
- 1 strainer spoon
- 1 soup ladle
- 3 tbsp Belmorso Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus more for drizzling when serving
- 1 onion medium
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 stalks celery
- 3 carrots medium
- 1 cauliflower medium sized, about 700gr
- 2 vegetable stock cubes
- 1.5 litre water or enough to cover all the vegetables in the pot
- 200 ml cooking cream we are using dairy free
- 500 gr gnocchi between 10 to 15 per bowl
- salt enough to season
- black pepper enough to season
- your favourite Italian herb optional for extra flavour
- 1 tbsp pecorino cheese for grating or grated parmesan cheese
How to pair this Minestrone
This can be a complete meal because it also includes pasta. However, if you are someone who strives to always include protein with your meals, here are a few meal pairings ideas:
- Grill some chicken and enjoy it alongside. Replace chicken with tofu if you are vegetarian.
- Make a chicken salad to eat before or after the minestrone.
- You can also top your plate with some plain shredded chicken.
- Enjoy a high protein dessert like a bowl of Greek yogurt and nuts.
Other Italian Soup Recipes
Before you go, you may want to check these other recipes, and save them for next time you want to cook a warm meal.
- Tomato and basil soup with olive oil crostini
- Vegetarian soup stew from Italy
- Roasted pepper and tomato soup with Gold Balsamic