Monday, January 2, 2012

Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup

This velvety cauliflower and sweet potato soup is not only delicious, it's super easy to make and fast enough for a weeknight dinner. In fact, the soup will be ready in about the time it takes to make a salad, slice some crusty french bread, set the table, and corral everyone in for dinner. After all the excess of the holiday season it's nice to get back to some lighter fare for a bit.


My love of soup and of my immersion blender is already well-known. This healthy soup is lightly flavored with cinnamon, is gluten free, and can be made vegan by using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.

Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup ~ serves 6-8
48 ounces low sodium chicken stock or vegetable stock
6 cups cauliflower, fresh or frozen
2 cups sweet potato, finely diced or previously baked and peeled
2 cups mirepoix
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cinnamon stick
1 large bay leaf
salt & pepper to taste

Heat a large soup pot over medium heat. Add olive oil and mirepoix. Sauté until onion begins to turn translucent. Add cauliflower, sweet potato, stock, bay leaf, and cinnamon stick. Simmer gently until vegetables are tender - about 30 minutes.

Remove cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Using an immersion blender, or working in batches with a blender, puree soup to desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Serve hot.

Optional: you can certainly add cream or serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt if you prefer. I like mine plain with buttered French bread to dip in the soup.

Enjoy! 



14 comments:

  1. Delicious and I'm with you - the immersion blender is one of those things I can't live without! The soup looks FANTASTIC!

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  2. Lovely and healthy recipe!Thanks for sharing!Happy New Year!

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  3. Another immersion blender fan here :) The soup looks great!

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  4. Back to the lighter fare for me as well! Your soup is a gorgeous color.

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  5. This looks so creamy and fantastic! I've never combined cauliflower with sweet potato but since it works so well with regular potatoes, I can only imagine the perfect richness of this soup without being bad for you :)

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  6. Cream soups are welcome in our house. This one looks soooo good.-) Thank you.

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  7. Sounds delcious, i love the idea of a creamy filling soup without the cream, this sounds like the perfect remedy for a cold winter day!

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  8. Delicious looking soup! Perfect for this cold weather, & I love the color. I was looking at an immersion blender the other day, I need to get one asap!!

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  9. velvety looks like the perfect word for this silky winter soup!

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  10. yummy looking colourful combination

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  11. I love my immersion too. It changed my life when I got it. Soups took on new meaning. This is one good looking soup.

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  12. I'm learning to really love soup these days and I could really learn to love this one.

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  13. Oooh! Thick and delicious :) Great way to sneak in some healthy cauliflower too!

    Buzzed!

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