Cauliflower Soup

It was soup kind of day – cold and rainy with occasional sleet. The head of cauliflower was beginning to discolor and needed to be used, so cauliflower soup it would be. Appearance wouldn’t be important so I shaved the entire top of the flower head with a vegetable peeler.

But first, I sautéed sliced sweet onion, a few stray pearl onions and a dried Kashmiri chili, along with a sprinkling of kosher salt in a combination of coconut and olive oil.

cauliflower soup

cauliflower soup

 

To the browned onions I added carrot, cauliflower and chopped elephant garlic.

cauliflower soup

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After tossing the cauliflower and garlic together with the onions and carrot I added water and let the vegetables simmer under a lid until soft.

cauliflower soup

cauliflower soup

 

When the cauliflower was fork tender I added chopped pre-boiled red potatoes and more water as needed. This was not a twenty minute soup. I wanted the vegetables to break down somewhat, so cooking continued.

cauliflower soup

 

While the soup simmered I put together a seasoning comprised of nutritional yeast flakes mixed with:

  • crushed celery seeds
  • dried thyme
  • dried marjoram
  • oregano
  • powdered rosemary
  • dried basil
  • rubbed sage
  • parsley flakes
  • paprika
  • turmeric
  • tarragon
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • kosher salt

The above herbs were added in small to tiny quantities each.

cauliflower soup

cauliflower soup

 

After the soup had simmered for some time I stirred in coconut cream and the nutritional yeast seasoning mix. I also added nutmeg and black pepper.

cauliflower soup

cauliflower soup

cauliflower soup

cauliflower soup

 

Cauliflower soup was served with pickled jalapeño cornbread.

cauliflower soup

cauliflower soup

cauliflower soup

cauliflower soup



 

 


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