Since I learned that my nephew is vegan, I’ve been a bit more focused on making recipes he can afford, that fit in his diet so he isn’t living on Hummus made with a huge can of chick peas from Costco. And since the cold continues, I felt it was time for some more soup.
This is another soup that is smooth and very fast. I really loved it but I was alone. No one else in my home would even try it. Oh well. More for me!
Cauliflower and Spinach Soup
2 cups chopped cauliflower
1 big handful of baby spinach (about a cup, depending on the size of your hand)
1-2 cloves of garlic, crushed
4-5 chopped scallions
Broth to cover
1. Put the veggies in a two quart or larger microwave safe dish.
2. Cover with broth. I used chicken broth. Veggie broth would be good, too.
3. Microwave for 15 minutes until the cauliflower is soft.
4. Allow to cool and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth.
This is truly a great smooth vegetable soup base. You can really do so much with it. I threw some blue cheese in my soup and garnished it with more chopped scallions. You could add some roasted cauliflower florets for more texture, pancetta, parmesan; maybe a little chicken. It was very tasty and very green, which my coworkers will tell you is my favorite food color. And since this is a smooth soup, it’s very work friendly! No slippery noodles slithering off your spoon to land squarely on your keyboard.
The bitter cold continues for several more days. That’s what we know right now. Some of you are going to get more snow. We are all tired of the snow and cold. So tired. This soup is a true snow buster because you can have it ready in record speed!
If you’re interested in some other Cauliflower Soup options, search my blog (look for the search box in the top right) for a couple more options.