How do I add a sweet element to savory soup (roasted cauliflower soup)?

I made a roasted cauliflower soup today and after tasting it tasted very one dimensional so I added some chipotle to give it a spice note but it still needed something sweet. I couldn’t think of what to put in it so I just used honey which worked out great but I’m wondering what other options I had ?

  • Posted by: Debra
  • December 13, 2018
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Nancy
Nancy December 13, 2018

Carrot, sweet potato, a little dried fruit or dried tomatoes.

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Debra
Debra December 14, 2018

Thank you Nancy. Those are great suggestions! I will keep them in mind for next time.

MaddyBelle
MaddyBelle December 14, 2018

I like to add a fruit as garnish like thinly sliced or shredded pear or apple. Also apple cider (or other fruit juice) as part of the cooking liquid!

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Debra
Debra December 15, 2018

Thanks MaddyBelle! Do you think I could also add apple or pear before I puree the soup?

702551
702551 December 14, 2018

The most obvious one would be onions including caramelized ones.

Beets would also be a good candidate.

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Debra
Debra December 15, 2018

Beets are a very interesting option. I bet that would create a beautiful color also. Thanks for your response!

Smaug
Smaug December 14, 2018

Personally, I think you nailed it; I'd probably use mustard in place of the chipotle.

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Debra
Debra December 15, 2018

Thank you! I didn't think of mustard as a spicy note. I will put that on the list for next time. Since I am in Texas we tend to use a lot of chiles so the chipotle was handy. :)

Smaug
Smaug December 15, 2018

I'm a chili/chile guy myself, it was a good idea. Mustard and honey is a pretty classic combination with cauliflower, broccoli etc., that's why I bring it up.

MMH
MMH December 14, 2018

Sweet corn

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Debra
Debra December 15, 2018

Oooh! Sweet corn would be fabulous. Thank you!

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