Soup made out of cauliflower and carrot may not be for everyone until they try this dynamite soup. This is a gluten-free, dairy-free healthy recipe for any day of the week, and a great starter to any meal. Its great for when you’re not feeling so well, too!
Soup is the like therapy for me. Increasingly I am needing more and more therapy, but that’s a story for another day. I developed this recipe a while ago when I saw one for a cauliflower soup. I’ll admit, I was never a fan of cauliflower. Cauliflower is nothing like broccoli – its bland, boring and it’s so easy to go wrong with. Or perhaps I’m making fancy excuses to justify my disdain.
So if I make this on the regular, then you know it is worth giving this a shot. I mean, this soup makes me sing for the glory of each wonderful cauliflower floret. Especially now when its raining day in and out, this soup helps to restore the warmth of your soul right down to the tips of your toes. The zing in this recipe comes from the lime juice (or balsamic vinegar, which can give you a slightly different end product, though gorgeous all the same) and the turmeric.
Turmeric has healing and anti-inflammatory properties, particularly fresh turmeric. However, fresh turmeric is not something most of us would want to deal with it – if it accidentally splatters anywhere, it’s going to stay there. Plus, peeling it can be finicky, so I’ve used turmeric powder in this recipe. I have to say though, if you’d like to use a 3cm piece of fresh turmeric here, just roast it with the vegetables.
Using the powder as part of the rub for the carrots and cauliflowers really helps to drive the bitter and sensational flavours of this bright yellow powder into the vegetables. Don’t worry about the turmeric making the recipe too bitter or unpalatable. The sweetness of the onion and the carrots helps to set this off. Plus, you’ll be squeezing some lime over it all, which brings all the flavours to life. Turmeric can help prevent the common cold and can promote healing from the inside. In fact, I am even considering taking turmeric pills instead of my one-a-day, but that too is talk for another day.
Try this and don’t be stingy with the turmeric. You can’t quite taste it and yet it gives the soup such a glorious glow. However, a kind warning – don’t wear white when making this. For more such recipes, download the free Quick: The Craver’s Cookbook, now!