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Romanesco soup

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This delicious, healthy and very nutritious Romanesco soup ticks all the boxes. It is comforting, creamy, delicately nutty, and nutritious.

It is not only a very pretty vegetable, but as well very tasty! A romanesco is flavour wise in between a broccoli and a cauliflower. It is more crunchy in texture, and has a delicate nutty flavour.

What can you do with a Romanesco?

You can basically treat a romanesco as you would treat broccoli. You can Blanch the florets, shock the blanched florets in a ice bad, in order to keep the beautiful colour. Then you can use them in a cold salad, in a pasta dish, or with other vegetables on a vegetable tray. Romanesco is great for roasting as well (with roasted garlic 😉 ). It really brings out the nuttiness. Use a bit of olive oil , and course sea salt and don’t be afraid to put a little char on it.

The main thing in general is, like with Broccoli, not to overcook your romanesco. You would want to keep the crunchy texture. Unless you are making a soup 😉

Romanesco soup recipe

In this recipe I combined the creamy silkiness of the soup with the crunchy nuttiness of the roasted florets. I don’t know about you, but I always like to have a bit of crunch on a creamy soup. I love the contrast of the textures. The nuttiness of the roasted florets work great with a drizzle of lemon juice, and as a total it really adds to the whole flavour experience of the soup.

I very much enjoyed this soup with a piece of rustic bread, and cashew sour cream. To get the super easy and quick recipe of the cashew sour cream, check out my recipe;

wine pairing with romaneco

two glasses of white wine

These type of vegetables are not easy to pair with wines, like artichoke and asparagus. But if you do want to enjoy a glass with this soup go for a nice light white. Like a albarino, a pinot grigio, or a sauvignon blanc. Cheers!

I hope you will enjoy this vibrant pretty looking vegetable as much as I do. If you do use this recipe, please add @haricoco1 to your instagram post, I always love to see other creations.

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