Silky smooth fragrant cauliflower soup. This soup is mildly sweet from the cauliflower itself. Super easy and just 5 ingredients!
Now, when it comes to winter, soup is my best friend. Okay, I’ll admit there’s also tea, hot cocoa, good hearty meals, blankets….. You know the drill: Anything that keeps you warm and comfy is a good thing during the winter! Anyway, some time ago, during lunchbreak at work, I stumbled on a random food magazine. There was the usual bla-bla-bla on superfood (even too much superfood isn’t good for you, people!), ripped out pages and there were some recipes too. One of the recipes that caught my eye was a recipe on cauliflower soup. I can already hear you thinking: “How does that even taste?!” I know, I was thinking the same thing. However, I made a mental note on the recipe to give the idea a try.
So the original recipe called for quite some cream and other fancy-schmansy ingredients, but I’m kind of lazy so I gave the recipe a (BIG) twist and simplified it. I mean, it’s already so cold outside, who wants to 1) go out and get loads of groceries 2) wait endlessly for their soup? Not me anyway. Additionally, I need to watch my lactose-intake, so omitting felt like a good choice ^^” So instead of getting heaps of ingredients, I narrowed the list down to 5 ingredients:
- vegetable stock
- ground cumin
So the first is cauliflower. I’m guessing you’ve already figured out it’s the main ingredient 😛 Then, there’s the vegetable stock. Make homemade or get store bought. Whatever floats you boat. As I said, I’m lazy and impatient, so I went for store bought. The potatoes make up for omitting the cream; they add creaminess to the soup just like they do in my pumpkin soup. Finally there’s cumin and pepper. The cumin fits perfectly with the cauliflower! It lifts the flavor to a whole other level 😀 By the way, did you notice there’s no salt? You could add salt if you’d like, but I felt like the vegetable stock already had enough salt in it. Most stocks are loaded with salt anyway and I must say it’s not a bad idea to cut some salt from your diet either.
To make the soup, all you have to do is:
- cook the cauliflower
- blend it with some stock to soup consistency
- add diced potatoes and spices
Yes, that’s it. Once it’s ready, serve with a good chunk of bread and you’ll have a delicious soup to bring some heat back to your body XD
- ½ cauliflower (about 400-500 gr), cut into small pieces
- 1 L vegetable stock
- 5 medium potatoes, diced
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add the cauliflower.
- Cook the cauliflower until soft and drain.
- Add the cauliflower back to the pot along with the vegetable stock.
- Using a stickblender, blend the cauliflower to a smooth soup.
- Bring the soup back to a boil and add the potatoes.
- Cook until the potatoes are soft and fully cooked through.
- Stir in cumin and pepper.
- Serve with pieces of bread.