Did I lose you at cauliflower? Don’t go! if you’ve ever had an unfortunate experience with a cauliflower this soup will make you fall in love with it anew. Turning the gnarly florets into a velvety textured, deliciously seasoned and deeply nourishing soup is a work of alchemy.
Of course you know all about how impressively good cauliflower is for you – forget kale for a moment, cauliflower is the king of cruciferous vegetables 🙂 It’s cancer fighting, relives oxidative stress and fights heart disease, frankly cauliflower is powerful stuff and why wouldn’t you want more of it in your diet? especially when it tastes like this.
Since the temperatures are now crisp and fresh in New York soup is very much on my radar. Make it ahead and it will happily sit in the fridge for a few days or better yet freeze it and literally save it for a rainy day.
How to make a delicious Cauliflower Soup
- Make sure you deeply caramelize the onions, this can take a little time, up to 20-25 minutes but it’s worth the wait as it provides a lovely rich flavor.
- As there are so few ingredients make sure they’re good quality and fresh!
- Blend, blend, blend! use a sturdy upright blender and keep going until it’s perfectly smooth.
- We eat with our eyes so swirling in some coconut cream, drizzling over some olive oil and sprinkling over some fresh herbs just lifts the whole experience.
A delectably smooth and deeply nourishing cauliflower soup.
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive
1 tablespoon non dairy butter (I used Earth’s Balance brand)
1 large white or yellow onion, peeled and finely diced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 sticks celery, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Bragg’s Seasoning – optional
1 large head of cauliflower (cut into bite sized florets)
4 cups best quality vegetable stock
Fresh parsley, minced for garnish
Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pan or Dutch oven, add the onions, stir well and sprinkle with kosher salt, cook on a medium to low heat and allow to caramelize – be patient – you want a golden color which can take up to 20 minutes. Stir now and then to prevent burning.
Add the celery, carrots and garlic and stir well, cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the cauliflower, black pepper, Bragg’s Seasoning and stir well.
Add the vegetable stock. Bring to the boil, turn down to simmer, partially cover and allow to simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20-25 minutes.
Carefully transfer to a sturdy upright blender and blend until completely smooth.
Pour into individual bowls, swirl with coconut cream, olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and fresh parsley
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