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Roasted Cauliflower Soup and Parsley Salad Bruschetta

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show. For more recipes and videos from the show visit RachaelRayShow.com [1].

Ingredients

For the bruschetta:

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Cut the end off of the garlic bulb and drizzle the cloves with EVOO [2]. Season with salt and pepper, and wrap in a foil pouch. Place in oven and roast 45 minutes.

Arrange the cauliflower on a large baking sheet [3] and coat with olive oil spray. Season with salt, black and white pepper, and nutmeg. Roast about 30 minutes until golden and just tender.

Heat a large soup pot [4] over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons EVOO, 2 turns of the pan [4]. Add onions, bay, herb bundle, salt and pepper, and cook to soften onions, 5-7 minutes. Add wine, let evaporate then add rind, stock and 1 cup water. Bring to boil then reduce heat to a simmer.

When cool enough to handle, remove garlic from skins and mash them into a paste. Add paste to soup along with the roasted cauliflower, reserving a few small florets for garnish.

Simmer soup 10-15 minutes more.

Combine parsley leaves, celery, red onions and capers in a mixing bowl [5]. Dress with lemon juice and remaining 3 tablespoons EVOO.

Cut toasted or charred bread into small portions and top with salad to let it soak into bread a bit.

Remove herb bundle and rind from the soup then purée it with an immersion blender. Stir in cream and adjust seasoning to taste.

Serve soup garnished with small cauliflower florets and an extra drizzle of EVOO, with parsley salad bruschetta alongside.