A creamy but healthy cauliflower soup with truffle oil, topped with sautéed crispy kale…perfect for grilled cheese dunking!Remember those dreamy Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Grilled Cheese Sandwiches I shared with you on Monday? You didn’t think I ate them without dipping them in soup, did you?! I don’t know about you, but I MUST have soup to dip my grilled cheese sandwiches in. It just doesn’t feel right any other way.
I didn’t think tomato soup (my typical go-to grilled cheese dipping soup) would go well with the caramelized onion and Gruyere combo I had going on, so I turned to something a bit more mellow – cauliflower soup. Instead I wanted something silky smooth to dip my melty cheesy sandwich in.
While I had originally planned to just make plain ‘ol cauliflower soup, but then remembered a bottle of truffle oil I had sitting in my cupboard and as a result came this Truffle Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Kale. I added it to the soup at the end and can I just ask why we don’t put truffle oil on all the things?! It makes everything it touches turn to gold, I’m pretty sure.
It definitely took this soup up a notch. Along with a slight kick from the cayenne pepper (if you don’t want it spicy at all you can omit!), this soup was anything but boring. AAAAAND since I love garnishes on my creamy soups, I also went ahead and fried up some crispy kale to put on top.
The other great thing about this cauliflower soup? It couldn’t be easier to make. Sautee up some veggies, add the broth, and simmer it until nice and soft. (p.s. this is the time that you can make the crispy kale!) Then when the veggies are cooked, all you have to do is puree it with an immersion blender and stir in that truffle oil and some half-and-half for extra cream-factor. Soup. Is. Served!