Roasted Cauliflower & Curry Soup I saw some golden lentils a while back used by…
Roasted Cauliflower & Curry Soup 💛💛💛 I saw some golden lentils a while back used by @minimalistbaker – but I couldn’t find them anywhere. Actually many of my local markets were out of most dried beans- but I was lucky enough to find these protein packed yellow split peas. I combined my favorite veggie – Cauliflower -roasted it, then added it to a yum curry broth along with the yellow split peas. It came out so creamy after blending, using no cream at all. Yayy. I precooked the lentils cause I get impatient waiting for dry lentils to cook in a soup. You could sub red lentils for this recipe or use those golden lentils the ones which I couldn’t find. What you need: 1 large cauliflower chopped into florets (2 lbs), 3 tbl coconut oil, 1 onion diced, 1 leek diced – using white/light greens parts , 3 tbl tomato paste, 2 cloves of garlic minced , 1 inch peeled & ginger grated, 1 tbl curry powder, 2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 6 cups veggie broth, 1 cup cooked yellow split peas (sub golden/red lentils), 1 bay leaf,juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 tsp Garam Masala Toppings: reserved roasted cauliflower, fresh herbs such as basil, chives & zoodles (spiralized zucchini) optional.
What you do:
1️⃣ In a large bowl add 1 tbl of melted oil to cauli florets season with salt & pepper, place on parchment lined baking sheet. Roast 425 F 20-25 min until edges get brown & caramelized
2️⃣ In a large pot or dutch oven, heat oil on med and sautée onions & leek till translucent about 5-7 min
3️⃣Mix in tomato paste,garlic, ginger, & the rest of seasonings for 1 min until you can smell spices
4️⃣Add Broth, lentils, cauliflower ( reserving 1 cup for soup topping ) bay leaf and bring to a boil then simmer 15-20 min
5️⃣ Use immersion blender, or blend in blender in batches till smooth. Add lemon juice & garam masala. Adjust seasonings. Top with reserved roasted cauliflower & fresh herbs. Enjoy!