Hot soup might not be the first food you think of to eat on a summer day, but I love it. I just really like making and eating soups so I enjoy them all year long. This was a creamy cauliflower soup with a little sweetness from apple and kick of flavour from curry powder. It’s super healthy because it’s packed with veggies and it has almost no fat!
If you don’t usually make your own soups, I would definitely recommend it. It’s so easy to do and a perfect opportunity to load up on/sneak in veggies. And like I mentioned before, there is almost no fat, there is only a little bit of olive oil that is used to saute the vegetables. Some soups call for like 1/2 cup of milk or cream, but I think it’s so unnecessary. When you blend the soup, it becomes super rich and creamy and you don’t need to add all that extra fat.
This was a really good curry soup. If you aren’t a fan of curry though, you could just leave it out entirely. The end result would just be a slightly sweeter soup, but kids would LOVE it. There’s no way they would be able to tell they were eating veggies.
Last thing I want to mention is about the pepitas that I sprinkle on top. Pepitas have become one of my favourite ingredients since I began using them during my Love Real Food cookbook challenge (all LRF posts; posts with pepitas). There were also pepitas in the broccoli salad I posted the other day (link here). They just add the perfect amount of crunch and go well with so many different foods, especially this soup.
The full recipe is down below. I hope you enjoy it and have a good weekend 🙂
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped (~1/2 cup)
- 1/2 head of cauliflower, cut in florets (~4 cups)
- 1 apple, chopped (~1/2 cup)
- 3 cups vegetable broth (can use chicken broth for non-vegetarian/vegan)
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- extra salt and pepper, to taste (optional)
- 3 tbsp pepitas, for sprinkling (optional)
- Heat oil in large pot, over medium heat. Saute onion for a few minutes until it starts to soften. Add cauliflower and apple and cook a couple more minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Mix in broth, curry powder and pepper. Bring soup to a boil, then cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Carefully puree soup with blender or immersion blender, until smooth. Taste soup and add extra salt and pepper, to your taste. Serve hot, sprinkled with pepitas, if using.