Cauliflower soup with turmeric and soy cream

Cauliflower soup with turmeric and soy cream

One of my favourite vegetables to eat during the Winter has to be cauliflower. It’s available all year round of course, but I personally think of it more as something you have during the colder months, but that’s mostly because of the recipes I cook with it are better suited for Autumn or Winter. This will probably also be my last Winter soup recipe as well, any soups I make in the following months will be lighter and possible even chilled soup, so I hope you’ll enjoy this Cauliflower soup as much as I did!

I kept this recipe quite easy, no oven grilling this time like I did with my roasted tomato and butternut squash soups. I also only used really basic ingredients, so I decided to add a bit of a twist to it by using turmeric to spice things up and soy cream to make it suitable for vegans and people with dairy-intolerance or allergies. If you’ve never tried soy cream before I highly recommend you give it a go, you won’t be able to taste it at all!


Cauliflower soup with turmeric and soy cream

Cauliflower is actually one of the most eaten vegetables in Western European countries, but what you may not know yet is that it has quite a lot of health benefits to it too, as do most vegetables and fruit of course. Cauliflower itself is really high in Vitamins C, but also has good levels of Vitamin K as well as Folate, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, choline and fiber. But it also has some great antioxidant phytonutrients like beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, caffeic acid, cinnamic acid, ferulic acid, quercetin, rutin, and kaempferol.

All those weird names probably mean as little to you as it does to me but let me tell you what it means: Our bodies naturally produce free radicals, which has damaging effects to your body. Luckily our bodies also produce antioxidants, who neutralise those radicals. Most people have more radicals than antioxidants however so adding some through nutrition will help your body a lot. Some antioxidants are good for your eye sight for example, others are good for the health of your heart, your immune system or even your skin.

Cauliflower soup with turmeric and soy cream

Cauliflower soup with turmeric and soy cream

Makes: around 1l of soup

Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 8dl – 1l water
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cube of vegetable stock
  • 200ml soy cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric
  • pepper
  • parsley

Preparation

Slice of the florets of the cauliflower, and discard the stem and leaves. Slice up the onion in chunks, this doesn’t have to be done finely as we’ll be mixing it in the end anyway so you can roughly chop it.

Heat up a bit of olive oil in a stock pot and add the onion. Fry until they start to become transparent, then add cauliflower, 800ml water, stock cube and season with pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and leave it to simmer for 25 minutes.

Stir in the soy cream along with the turmeric and simmer for another 5 minutes. Take out a blender and mix the soup until creamy, you can add more water now if needed, I personally used 1l of water in total, but you may prefer a thicker soup.

Serve with a pinch of pepper, freshly cut parsley and a drop of olive oil.

Tip: you can freeze the leftovers for up to 3 months!

Cauliflower soup with turmeric and soy cream*Large blue soup bowl & green napkins: Meadows and Byrne

Cauliflower soup with turmeric and soy cream
Cauliflower soup with turmeric and soy cream
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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Tara
    February 22, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Sounds really delicious! I never used soy cream. I will have to check that out in the supermarket.

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    Jessica Jacobowitz Weinberg
    February 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    This soup sounds so flavorful and delicious! I want to try it this weekend!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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    Shane Prather
    February 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Oh Cauliflower is my fave veggie! This sounds scrumptious!

  • Reply
    Mistle
    February 22, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    I have never had cauliflower soup before but it sounds interesting! I love eating it though!!! I will have to try this out soon!

  • Reply
    jennadesigns
    February 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    This looks amazing! I’ve never had anything like it, but I might give making it a try – I think my husband would love it!

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    Cait
    February 23, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Cauliflower soup is one of my favorites, but I’ve never had it with soy cream. This looks delicious and I am looking forward to making a big batch soon. Some for now, some for the freezer!

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    Heather | Delicious Not Gorg
    March 3, 2017 at 2:25 am

    agree that cauliflower feels extra cozy in the winter (: i’ve tried to make cauliflower soup with vanilla soy milk, and wouldn’t quite recommend that, but plain is delicious (;

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