Rich Cauliflower Soup Recipe
Winter is the perfect time to nourish with earthy winter whites. Warm up with this creamy vegan recipe for Rich Cauliflower Soup by Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Michele Rusinko, who teaches our Soulful Soups culinary class.
Cauliflower is rich in antioxidants, a good source of fiber and Vitamins C and K. It’s inexpensive and can be pureed to make creamy soups.
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
½ cup pepitas
2 medium onions, sliced thin
2 cups water, reserved from blanching
1-2 garlic cloves
fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves torn
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
sea salt, to taste
Aleppo Pepper as garnish, optional
Bring a large pot of water to medium heat. Add the cauliflower and turn the heat off to lightly steam.
While cauliflower is steaming, lightly toast pepitas in dry skillet then grind in blender. Place onion in same skillet and cook until caramel-colored and very soft, about ten minutes.
Place steamed cauliflower and caramelized onions into the blender with the pepitas and add the two cups reserved cooking water. Add the garlic, rosemary and pepper, blending until smooth.
Taste the soup and season with salt as needed.