16 October, 2009

Spinach Cauliflower Soup


The other day, I ended up with two big cauliflower heads in my fridge. I simply forgot that I hadn't used the first one when I bought the other. As they take up quite a bit of fridge space, I decided to use one immediately and make a soup out it. Knowing that my husband is not the biggest fan of cauliflower, but a lover of soup, I decided to contrast the mild and sweetish taste of cauliflower with some tart spinach. It worked really well, although there is the risk that the spinach takes over the whole soup. You can play around with the measures of cauliflower and spinach and put it in the soup according to your taste. The measures given below worked well for us, giving both vegetables a chance to bring out their flavor in the soup.
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SPINACH CAULIFLOWER SOUP
 
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 red onions, finely chopped

300g fresh spinach, rinsed and stemmed
1 large cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets

4 cups vegetable stock
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons yoghurt or creme fraiche

Serves 4-6
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Over medium heat fry onions in olive oil until soft, for about 5 minutes. Add spinach with plenty of salt and pepper. Turn up the heat. Cook the spinach until it wilts, keep stirring.
Add the cauliflower florets and vegetable stock. Bring to boil, lower the heat, cover the pot, and simmer the soup for 15 minutes or until tender. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper, to taste. If the soup seems too thick, add water, a few spoons at a time, to thin it.

Garnish with a spoonful of plain yogurt or creme fraiche.

3 comments:

  1. I just made this soup and it's excellent!!! I have never tried to combine cauliflower with spinach before and this combination works great. I added some coconut milk and garnished with shrimps. Thank you for this recipe, my whole family LOVED it.
    I have also tried your curried carrot coconut soup that I garnished with fried tofu cubes - I could eat it every day! I just love your blog, I have become a better cook :)

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  2. My goodness, what a simple and utterly delicious meal.Thank you so very much for sharing it! We loved every mouthful, where as other soups can get boring mid way, this one just had so much flavor, even without nutmeg. Thanks again.

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  3. So good- cheap, delicious, easy, quick- I will definitely be making this again!

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