Thanks for reading. Wanted to share a warm soup recipe that would be perfect this time of year, when our lists are long and we're running around with lots to do.
This idea came to me after Thanksgiving when I was craving a warm soup lunch and found an extra head of cauliflower floating around my fridge that needed to be used. Soup was on the menu.
As I was making it I had a million things to do and was trying to get it done fast (in about 10 minutes or so) and this is the kind of recipe that you can prepare and leave on the stove until you're ready to eat. You can't mess it up.
Perfect for a crockpot or pre-workday set up. Give it a try. A great dairy free idea that still gives you all the creaminess you want in a blended soup. The secret ingredient....cashews! Hope you enjoy.
10 Minute Creamy Cauliflower Soup
serves 8-10 and freezes well for leftovers
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced small
2 stalks of celery, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 medium size potato, peeled and chopped
1 cup of raw cashews
1 head of cauliflower, chopped into medium chunks
1 32-ounce box of low-sodium vegetable stock or broth
2 cups of filtered water
In a large soup pot heat up the olive oil to medium heat. Prepare and chop the onion, celery and garlic. Once pan is heated add in the onion and celery until soft, about 3-5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
Next prepare the cauliflower, potato. Set aside. Once onions and celery are soft add in the minced garlic and continue to stir for about a minute or until garlic is fragrant.
Add in the broth, water, cauliflower, potato and cashews. Bring mixture up to a boil and then stir, cover and turn down to a low simmer. Allow to simmer on low for (the rest of the day!) or until the cauliflower is soft. Stirring occasionally.
Blend until creamy with an immersion blender or in a high speed blender. Add in salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with a large green salad, friends, holiday music and rustic loaf of fresh baked bread.
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy holiday season.