Norwegian Cauliflower Soup

When I was in Norway this year, I had the most delicious cauliflower soup and it inspired me to come home and make it. This cauliflower soup is beautiful, creamy, and delicious. Add some pesto or infused oil as garnish to take your soup to the next level.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced leek (just the white part)
4 cloves of garlic, minced
4 cups vegetable broth
2 1/2 cups water
1 large head of cauliflower, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon grains of paradise (optional)
1/2 cup cashews (well blended with 1 cup water)

 

Instructions:

Sauté onion and leek in olive oil until translucent
Add the crushed red pepper and garlic, sauté for a few more minutes.
Add vegetable stock, water, salt and pearl of paradise
Bring to a boil
Add cauliflower, simmer until tender (15 min. or so)
Remove from heat, let cool slightly.
Blend the soup mixture in a blender, return to pot.
Blend cashews and water in blender, and add to soup mixture.
Season to taste.

Note:  Use less water, if the cauliflower is medium to small.  This recipe is based on a large cauliflower.

2 Replies to "Norwegian Cauliflower Soup"

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    Margaret Stark
    October 21, 2017 (9:28 pm)
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    So Chef And, I kind of feel a kinship to you because of our shared Scandinavian heritage and soup experiences in particular. There is something about cream of cauliflower and Scandinavia. It has been on my mind for years but you have made it a reality for me, so I thank you. Now that flu season is upon us, this soup is the substitute for chicken soup–the one you go to when your throat is scratchy and your nose is plugged. Since everyone in my house has fallen to this virus to some degree, we all enjoyed it so much. Compliments from everyone-baby to daddy. It just hit the spot and has made it to the regular soup rotation list. Thank you again, and keep the recipes coming.

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      Ani
      November 8, 2017 (9:04 am)
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      Thank you so much for your comment! I am so happy to hear that your family enjoyed the recipe! Cauliflower soup is a favorite around our house. I agree, perfect for flu season:) Thank you again so much for your support and encouragement! 😃


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