Cauliflower Soup with Parsnips, Miso and Tamari Roasted Shitakes

Cauliflower, Parsnip + Miso Soup with Tamari Roasted Shitakes ⎮ happy hearted kitchenCauliflower, Parsnip + Miso Soup with Tamari Roasted Shitakes ⎮ happy hearted kitchenCauliflower, Parsnip + Miso Soup with Tamari Roasted Shitakes ⎮ happy hearted kitchenCauliflower, Parsnip + Miso Soup with Tamari Roasted Shitakes ⎮ happy hearted kitchenCauliflower, Parsnip + Miso Soup with Tamari Roasted Shitakes ⎮ happy hearted kitchenCreamy vegan roasted cauliflower soup with miso and parsnips topped with tamari roasted shitakes. Warm and earthy for those cold winter nights.

Here we are. In the middle of winter and right into soup season. My favorite. I can’t really think of eating anything right now if it doesn’t involve a bowl and a spoon. Last week was an old favorite, this week is a new one. It’s been cold here in the city, and so if you live anywhere like I do, I will assume that you’ve also been maximizing on quality sofa time and filling up on these sorta liquid style dinners. Right now there’s a loaf of bread baking in the oven and I’m hoping to stay awake late enough while it cools so I can sneak a slice before bed.

Just going to keep it short and sweet today and let the earthy goodness of this bowl stand alone.

Soup and bread (a love story) and my man flying home tomorrow (!). My favorite indeed.

Creamy vegan roasted cauliflower soup with miso and parsnips topped with tamari roasted shitakes. Warm and earthy for those cold winter nights.Creamy vegan roasted cauliflower soup with miso and parsnips topped with tamari roasted shitakes. Warm and earthy for those cold winter nights.Creamy vegan roasted cauliflower soup with miso and parsnips topped with tamari roasted shitakes. Warm and earthy for those cold winter nights.Cauliflower, Parsnip + Miso Soup with Tamari Roasted Shitakes ⎮ happy hearted kitchenCreamy vegan roasted cauliflower soup with miso and parsnips topped with tamari roasted shitakes. Warm and earthy for those cold winter nights.Creamy vegan roasted cauliflower soup with miso and parsnips topped with tamari roasted shitakes. Warm and earthy for those cold winter nights.

Cauliflower Soup with Tamari Roasted Shitakes

This soup is just perfect for those couch potato nights, but dressy enough to serve to guests at the dinner table. It’s warm and earthy and the perfect balance for these cold winter nights. If you can’t find shitakes, any mushrooms will do. Bulk it out with some grains if needed, quinoa or black rice would be nice options. Bread is always a good idea too. A little green salad for color. Stay cozy x

Vegan + Gluten Free. Serves 4 as a main, more as a starter. 

Ingredients

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into small florets
  • 5 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons japanese miso
  • 6-8 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups shitakes or mixed mushrooms
  • 1 + 1/2 tablespoon gluten free organic tamari
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Sliced green onion and sprouts for serving

What to do

Preheat oven to 400 F / 200 C

Place cauliflower, parsnips and onion on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 4 tablespoons olive oil and sea salt. Toss to mix well. Remove and discard the outer papery skins of the whole garlic bulb. Using a sharp knife, cut off top parts of the bulb just enough to expose the individual cloves. Wrap in aluminum and place on baking sheet with cauliflower + parsnips. Roast in the oven until veggies are soft and golden brown, about 35-40 minutes. Parsnips should be easily pierced with a knife.

While the vegetables are roasting, dissolve miso paste in 6 cups of warm water and set aside. Once the veggies have cooled, unwrap the garlic from the tin foil and squeeze out the roasted cloves from their skins. Add roasted garlic to miso broth and whisk to combine

Prepare the mushrooms. Remove the stems and wipe away any dirt. Thinly slice the mushrooms caps and place in a bowl. Add tamari, sesame oil and olive oil and mix gently to coat. Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and roast in the oven until crispy and golden, about 15 minutes.

Blend the soup in batches using a stand mixer. Place a cup or two of roasted vegetables into the blender and cover with miso water. Blend until smooth, repeating until all the vegetables have been used up. You might need to add a few cups more water as you go. Once the soup is blended, stir in the apple cider vinegar. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, and extra dash of tamari goes a long way.

Warm through before serving, top with roasted mushrooms, sliced green onions and sprouts.

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  • Some of my absolute favourite flavours in one dish – amazing!

    Nourishing Amelia | Food, Health and Lifestyle Blogger

    • Mine too, Amelia! Thank you and enjoy 🙂 x

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    This looks delicious. I have a head of cauliflower that I need to use soon, so thank you!! And I agree with you… all of a sudden all I want to eat is soups!

    • Thank you, Kristen! Hope you’re having a good winter in Paris. Soup is the best excuse to eat a loaf of bread 🙂 Enjoy x

  • Oh man these flavours! Not only does a warm bowl of soup in these frigid temps sound fantastic, but something about the look of this soup just makes me feel cozy, and comforted, and justttt right. Perfect!
    Also, happy dance that Matt flies home today – and its snowing, consider it a welcome home gift 😉 woohoo!

    • Woohoo is right! Snow, sun, soup and a french guy 🙂 Love you x

  • Gena Hamshaw

    This sounds absolutely wonderful, Jodi. It is soup season indeed (17 right now in NYC), and I love the way you use the mushrooms here for extra umami and texture. Stay warm! <3

    • Thank you, Gena! Yes indeed, so much umami going on here 🙂 Stay warm in NYC 🙂 x

  • Elizabeth

    This looks amazing ! In my to-do list of soups for this winter.

    • Oh yay! Thank you, Elizabeth! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

  • Jodi these photos are gorgeous! I am all about soup lately as it’s been getting colder. And that roasted bulb of garlic is just beautiful- I can practically smell it from where I’m sitting. Stay warm + yay for Matt coming home!! <3

    • Thank you, Gen! I’m such a sucker for roasted garlic 🙂 I wonder how many soups recipes I can post in a row without become a soup kitchen! I LOVE sunchoke soups and just saw your post this morning, next on my list! Stay warm x

  • I can’t get over how delicious this soup sounds!! This is such a perfect combination of flavours. And these photos are just stunning. Love the lighting and styling. Beautiful, lady. <3

    • Thank you so much, Sophie! Sometimes that winter light works in our favor 🙂 Hope your staying warm 🙂 x

  • Ahh I’m so excited for you to be reuinted with your man!! I’m sure his homecoming with be wonderful 🙂 🙂

    • Yay yay yay! Thank you, Sarah 🙂

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  • One of my favourite things about winter is cozy + creamy veggie soups! This looks perfect! Love the flavour combos and the tamari-roasted shiitakes! <3

    • Those mushrooms are so addictive! Thank you so much, Sofia x

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  • Mmmm looks scrumptious!

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