Cauliflower Quinoa Soup

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 July 2010 10:28 Written by Flax Tuesday, 6 July 2010 10:10

This spices in this soup turn it a golden color and add a little bit of a kick to the cauliflower. The result is a soup that has a bit of an Indian flavor.

The quinoa in the soup is used as a thickener and is a healthier alternative to the more commonly used potato.

Ingredients:

olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 inch fresh ginger root, grated
2 liters water
1 medium sized cauliflower, outer leaves removed and chopped into medium sized pieces.
5 carrots, chopped
1 tbspn cashews
1/4 cup quinoa (can be replaced with amaranth if desired

1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cumin
salt
pepper

Heat the oil in a large soup pot. Add the onion and fry on a medium flame for one minute, add the garlic, ginger and spices and fry for one minute more, being careful that it doesn’t burn.

Add the water and bring to a boil. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.

Puree and serve hot.

Serves 6-8

Enjoy!


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