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Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Ginger and Turmeric

Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Ginger and Turmeric

Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Ginger and Turmeric

My P.S. pointed out this recipe in a Sunday paper Parade Magazine.  He knows I’m a soup maniac and making soup with coconut milk is one of my ways to deal with my lactose intolerance.  The milk doesn’t really taste like coconut much which is good as I don’t like coconut much!  But a soup full of cauliflower and other vegetables seasoned with turmeric and ginger was a must!

Cut cauliflower into smaller pieces and add to bowl with turmeric, salt and pepper. Add oil and toss or mix until all pieces are coated

Cut cauliflower into smaller pieces and add to bowl with turmeric, salt and pepper. Add oil and toss or mix until all pieces are coated

I cut my cauliflower into smaller pieces then put them into a bowl and measured in the turmeric, salt and black pepper.

Spread cauliflower on foil covered baking pan and bake at 425°F for 20 minutes.

Spread cauliflower on foil covered baking pan and bake at 425°F for 20 minutes.

I added olive oil and tossed them well until all of the pieces were coated with oil and seasoning. I spread the pieces over a foil covered baking sheet and placed them in a 425°F oven for 20 minutes.

When cauliflower is lightly browned, removed from oven and set aside.

When cauliflower is lightly browned, removed from oven and set aside.

When the cauliflower was lightly browned I removed the pan from the oven and set them aside.

In a large saucepan with a drizzle of oil, saute onions until translucent.

In a large saucepan with a drizzle of oil, saute onions until translucent.

While the cauliflower was roasting I heated a large saucepan with a drizzle of oil and sautéed the onion and more turmeric until the onions were translucent.

Add garlic, celery and carrots and continue to cook for 10 minutes

Add garlic, celery and carrots and continue to cook for 10 minutes

I added the garlic, carrots, celery and 1/2 teaspoon salt and sautéed for 10 more minutes.

Add 1/2 cup vegetable broth and turmeric and cook until liquid is reduced by half

Add 1/2 cup vegetable broth and turmeric and cook until liquid is reduced by half

I added Thai chili paste and 1/2 cup of vegetable broth and let the soup continue to cook until the liquid was reduced by half.

Add remaining cup of vegetable broth and Thai chili paste and heat until bubbling.

Add remaining cup of vegetable broth and Thai chili paste and heat until bubbling.

I added the remainder of the broth to the saucepan and let it come to a bubble again.

Add cauliflower and when again heated through, stir in coconut milk, juice and zest of one small lime and salt.

Add cauliflower and when again heated through, stir in coconut milk, juice and zest of one small lime and salt.

The cauliflower was added next and when the soup was again heated through and bubbling, I used my immersion blender and reduced it all to a smooth puree.  You could also use a blender, a few cups at a time.

Use immersion blender to puree soup. You could also process in a blender a few cups at a time.

Use immersion blender to puree soup. You could also process in a blender a few cups at a time.

I stirred in the coconut milk, the zest and juice of one lime and some salt to taste.  The soup was very fragrant and I couldn’t wait to try it!  My little taste tests for seasoning had made me eager to eat this interesting soup.  It seemed exotic and international and very extraordinary!

Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Ginger and Turmeric

Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Ginger and Turmeric

I served the soup in cups for sipping, and didn’t garnish it with the chopped cilantro.  I’m not a fan, I’m one of those that thinks it tastes like soap.  The soup was SO delicious it didn’t need the cilantro!  The bit of heat from the chili paste and the turmeric made the flavors delightful.  I thought it just slightly bitter with so much lime zest, I might reduce that to half a lime next time.  Just a personal preference, it didn’t ruin the soup in any way.

Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Ginger and Turmeric

Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Ginger and Turmeric

Coconut Cauliflower Soup

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 1/2 – 3 lbs cauliflower; cut into 1 1/2″ florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion; chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 garlic cloves; minced
  • 2 carrots; peeled and chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery; chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Thai red chili paste
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth; divided
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 13.5 ounce can coconut milk
  • zest and juice of 1 lime (I’d reduce to zest of half a lime if you have a lime larger than an egg)
  • finely chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Toss florets with olive oil, turmeric, salt and pepper. Spread out on a parchment lined sheet pan and roast for 20-25 minutes or until golden and tender.

Over medium heat in a large saucepan, heat one tablespoon olive oil. Sauté onion with pinch of salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric for 3 minutes. Add garlic, carrots, celery and 1/2 teaspoon salt and sauté for 10 more minutes.

Add chili paste and 1/2 cup vegetable broth. Scrape bottom of pan to loosen up the browned bits. Cook until liquid is reduced by half.

Use an immersion blender to puree or process in blender, several cups at a time.

Stir in coconut milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt and zest and juice of one lime. Heat through. Serve with finely chopped cilantro.

Adapted from Parade Magazine’s Community TableTiara Logo

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