Curried Cauliflower Soup

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curried cauliflower soup recipe

As the weather has turned colder, this Cauliflower Soup has become a weekly standard in my life. When I was developing this recipe over the fall I started to eat so much of it that I didn’t even know if it was good anymore or if I was just tooting my own horn.

But when I gave a serving to my friend Carla and she loved it, I was sort of convinced.  Then when my mother and mother-in-law came over and wolfed down six bowls between them, I knew I had a winner for you.

So this is a recipe for those of you who love a little kick at the dinner table.  With a smooth “potato” flavor,  a hit of curry, and roasted tomatoes this soup is certain to warm you up on a cold night.  You’ll love it served as shown, with some Warming Salsa Verde and Cashew Cream swirled in.

I’ll be posting that Salsa recipe for you next week.

On a digestive note,  pureed soups can really mess you up if you don’t eat them correctly, making you feel  bloated almost instantly.  This is ironic because soups are great for digestion.  That’s why I post so many soup recipes. (I probably could just have a soup blog.) 

Since Soups are broken down by the blender and mixed with a lot of water or stock, they are already predigested and incredibly hydrating.  This means that through the cooking process a lot of the digestive heavy lifting has been done for you already.

And because the food is accompanied by lots of water it helps to move the food through the gut.  A fool proof plan for any digestive disorder.

Despite the fact that soups are so gentle on the gut, they can only work their full magic if they are eaten correctly.  I watch people inhale soups and smoothies all the time only to then feel nauseous.  You can’t just swallow your soup in gigantic gulps and expect your stomach to figure it out.  By gulping you are robbing your body of the opportunity to fully break down your food.

You have to swish it around in your mouth a bit to marinate it with your saliva first. Digestion starts in the mouth when saliva touches the surface of the food.  By making sure the soup gets fully saturated with spit you are ensuring that every morsel of nutrition is absorbed and broken down with ease.

So case and point…

Try sipping your soup and savoring it.  Those of you with sensitive stomachs will certainly notice a difference.  This post became more about education than the recipe, but don’t let that distract you from this great soup.

Happy Eating.  Let me know what you think of this recipe by commenting below, and please share with friends and family!

curried cauliflower soup

curried cauliflower soup

Curried Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients

  • 2T Olive Oil
  • 2 Medium White Onions, large dice
  • 1½ Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 Large or 2 Small Heads of Cauliflower, (chopped into 5 cups of florets)
  • 2T Red Thai Curry Paste
  • 1 14.8oz Can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 5C Water or Vegetable Stock
  • 1C Coconut Milk
  • 1T Rice Vinegar (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a one gallon soup pot, heat oil over a low medium flame. Add onion and salt. Sweat until the onion softens to a buttery texture, about 7 min.
  2. Add the Cauliflower and Roasted Tomatoes, saute over medium flame for 5 min.
  3. Add Curry Paste and saute until fragrant for about 1-3 min.
  4. Add stock and raise heat to bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce heat to a simmer and allow to cook partially covered for 25 min.
  5. Puree Soup in a blender with Coconut Milk until very smooth.
  6. Return the soup to the pot, reheat, stir in Rice Vinegar, and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
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