PREP TIME: 15mins COOKING TIME: 20mins

Move over Kale, there is a new superfood in town! Enter the beautiful cauliflower with just one serving makes up 73 per cent of our daily recommended Vitamin C intake! Creamy organic cauliflower poached in homemade almond milk ensures a match made in heaven! I add some roasted cauliflower florets (with the green leaves) to the soup and finish it off with a sprinkle of dill. An elegant, hearty and filling soup.

Adre’s Kitchen Classic

SERVING SUGGESTION

Serves 4

NOW I am renowned for ‘pimping up my soups’ with all sorts of things, taking the humble bowl into something more substantial. My topping suggestions would be: more roasted cauliflower florets and roasted flaked almonds.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Hand Blender

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cauliflower heads with green leaves
  • 500g potatoes
  • 3 large leeks
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 litres vegetarian broth
  • 250lm Almond Milk *
  • few sprigs of fresh dill
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • ground white pepper

 

METHOD
  1. Preheat the oven to 200c
  2. Trim then cut the cauliflower into even-sized florets, reserving some florets to roast, if it the cauliflower have leaves on, don’t cut them off, roast those too.
  3. Lets prep the rest of the veg: slice the leeks and peel and dice the potatoes into roughly the same size as the cauliflowers
  4. In a medium sized pot on a medium heat, add some olive oil and leeks, sautee until soft preferably without any colour (we call this sweating, always keep the lid on)
  5. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant for about 3minutes
  6. While the leeks are sweating add the reserved cauliflower pieces to a roasting tray, season well, and drizzle with a good glug of olive oil,  pop into the oven for 15 minutes, until cooked through and a little charred, remove
  7. Back to the leeks, add the veggie broth, almond milk and potatoes and simmer until soft (no cauliflower yet)
  8. Once the potatoes start to soften add the cauliflower florets and simmer for 7-10minutes until the cauliflowers are soft
  9. Remove from the heat – wait for it too cool down a little – and then blend with a hand blender until desired consistency, adding more broth if the soup is too thick.
  10. Season with salt and white pepper *
  11. Finely chop some dill and stir through the soup adding the roasted cauliflower pieces (or)
  12. When ready to serve, reheat the soup and serve topped with the roasted cauliflower pieces onto each bowl and some toasted flaked almonds
KITCHEN NOTES

Almond Milk: I prefer making my own Almond Milk using By Nature Almonds which are raw, local and unpasturised. Alternatively you can use Rude Health almond milk which comes with a price tag BUT there is nothing else swimming inside as most almond milks are packed with preservatives and other additives.

Read behind the label: ALMONDS See here to read about sourcing the right almonds

STORE CUPBOARD ESSENTIAL: White Pepper – more potent than black pepper, never use more than a tiny pinch. white pepper and black pepper are both berries of the pepper plant but processed differently, while the black pepper is picked when ripe with the outer layer intact, with white pepper the outer layer is removed (by fermentation) leaving it harsher and less aromatic. We use white pepper if we don’t want to see bits of black pepper in a white background. Sometimes it’s okay say when seasoning a risotto but for me a white pepper works best when seasoning a white soup.

PREP TIME: 15mins COOKING TIME: 20mins

Move over Kale, there is a new superfood in town! Enter the beautiful cauliflower with just one serving makes up 73 per cent of our daily recommended Vitamin C intake! Creamy organic cauliflower poached in homemade almond milk ensures a match made in heaven! I add some roasted cauliflower florets (with the green leaves) to the soup and finish it off with a sprinkle of dill. An elegant, hearty and filling soup.

Adre’s Kitchen Classic

SERVING SUGGESTION

Serves 4

NOW I am renowned for ‘pimping up my soups’ with all sorts of things, taking the humble bowl into something more substantial. My topping suggestions would be: more roasted cauliflower florets and roasted flaked almonds.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Hand Blender

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cauliflower heads with green leaves
  • 500g potatoes
  • 3 large leeks
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 litres vegetarian broth
  • 250lm Almond Milk *
  • few sprigs of fresh dill
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • ground white pepper

 

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c
  2. Trim then cut the cauliflower into even-sized florets, reserving some florets to roast, if it the cauliflower have leaves on, don’t cut them off, roast those too.
  3. Lets prep the rest of the veg: slice the leeks and peel and dice the potatoes into roughly the same size as the cauliflowers
  4. In a medium sized pot on a medium heat, add some olive oil and leeks, sautee until soft preferably without any colour (we call this sweating, always keep the lid on)
  5. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant for about 3minutes
  6. While the leeks are sweating add the reserved cauliflower pieces to a roasting tray, season well, and drizzle with a good glug of olive oil,  pop into the oven for 15 minutes, until cooked through and a little charred, remove
  7. Back to the leeks, add the veggie broth, almond milk and potatoes and simmer until soft (no cauliflower yet)
  8. Once the potatoes start to soften add the cauliflower florets and simmer for 7-10minutes until the cauliflowers are soft
  9. Remove from the heat – wait for it too cool down a little – and then blend with a hand blender until desired consistency, adding more broth if the soup is too thick.
  10. Season with salt and white pepper *
  11. Finely chop some dill and stir through the soup adding the roasted cauliflower pieces (or)
  12. When ready to serve, reheat the soup and serve topped with the roasted cauliflower pieces onto each bowl and some toasted flaked almonds

KITCHEN NOTES

Almond Milk: I prefer making my own Almond Milk using By Nature Almonds which are raw, local and unpasturised. Alternatively you can use Rude Health almond milk which comes with a price tag BUT there is nothing else swimming inside as most almond milks are packed with preservatives and other additives.

Read behind the label: ALMONDS See here to read about sourcing the right almonds

STORE CUPBOARD ESSENTIAL: White Pepper – more potent than black pepper, never use more than a tiny pinch. white pepper and black pepper are both berries of the pepper plant but processed differently, while the black pepper is picked when ripe with the outer layer intact, with white pepper the outer layer is removed (by fermentation) leaving it harsher and less aromatic. We use white pepper if we don’t want to see bits of black pepper in a white background. Sometimes it’s okay say when seasoning a risotto but for me a white pepper works best when seasoning a white soup.