Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Curried Cauliflower and Potato Soup


Prep time: Easy
Source: My own brain!

When we first got married, the list of vegetables Mahon really liked was pretty short. In the five years since then I've found ways to prepare a lot of veggies so that he shares my love for them, but broccoli and cauliflower are still—at best—tolerated. Several years ago when I mentioned that they were known as "cruciferous vegetables," he misheard me, and ever since then he refers to them as "Lucifer's vegetables"! Since cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies of all time, I decided that I was going to do my best to come up with a cauliflower soup recipe that he liked. I also wanted to make a creamy, comforting soup that was dairy-free, since I am dairy sensitive.

1 head cauliflower, chopped
4 russets, peeled & diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 t kosher salt
1/8 t chili powder (optional—my curry powder was VERY mild
1/8 t black pepper
1 t curry powder
EVOO for sauéeing
6 cups broth


Sautee all veggies together 5-10 minutes until starting to brown/tender. Add spices and broth and bring to boil. Simmer at least 30-40 minutes until potatoes and cauliflower are soft (you can leave simmering longer if desired). Puree with immersion blender (or puree in batches through a regular blender), reserving a few veggies for chunks if desired. Serve with crusty bread.

2 comments:

  1. That sounds sooo good. When we were engaged, Ben requested that we never buy raw cauliflower because it doesn't agree well with him. For this, though, I think I could justify making an exception.

    Lucifer's vegetables...*hehe*...

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  2. haha Lucifer's vegetables! Brigg doesn't care much for broccoli either. I'm definitely trying this recipe this week. Thanks for sharing!

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