Hey everyone, I know Spring is in the air but the following soup recipe is so amazingly delicious, simple and healthy. It truly Hits The Spot! I have made the soup a few times now and messed around adding some ingredients here and there to get the perfect result. Luckily, last night I found it, so of course I must share! I retrieved this recipe online randomly and am going to attach the original draft with my substitutions and additions at the bottom. I did all of the grunt work figuring out how to get the best flavors from this recipe so all that is left is for you to enjoy it! Click the following pics to take you to the original site if you’d like.
Below are the changes I made, few in form yet plentiful on flavor!
- I sweat the onion with 2 cloves of garlic… what I’m Italian, I use it A LOT!
- Substitute Vegetable broth for water.
- I used only one container of vegetable broth. So 4 cups as opposed to the 4 1/2 cups they suggest at the latter portion of step #2. For the steaming of the cauliflower I used the suggested amount of water (this saves you $$$ too, just buy one container of veg broth). Go organic if you can!
- I did not have to work in batches as suggested. Maybe the loss of that 1/2 cup of water is what did it. Not sure but I accrued the perfect amount for my standard blender.
- Let’s talk garnish! The picture below is my first trial with this soup months ago. Here I lightly battered some sliced mushrooms in and egg wash and flour and did a super quick fry on them, this was tasty. Last night however, I used fresh grated Parmesan along with the suggested fresh ground pepper and olive oil. That combination with the nutty flavor of the Parm. MADE THE MAGIC!
Again, this soup is so healthy and easy. Not to mention it doesn’t cost much to make at all! Serve it up like I do with a small side salad, the amount serves 4 bowls full. I freeze the left overs for the following week, and it tastes just as good.
Now, as my family would say – Mangia! Mangia! – Eat! Eat!
Try out this little treasure of a soup and let me know your thoughts. Also check out http://www.food52.com for more great recipes, their food photography is also killer!