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Curried Cauliflower Soup With Salt & Pepper Cashew Nuts

A beautifully spiced creamy cauliflower soup to warm your soul! The crouton-esque crunch of the salt and pepper cashew nuts take this to the next level – you have to try it! Why not make a big batch to last you for the weeks lunches?

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the onion. Saute for 7-10 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the garlic, turmeric, curry powder and a dash of water, stir well to form a paste and fry for another 2 minutes or until the spices release their aromas.

  • Add the cauliflower and stock to the pan (do not worry if the stock does not cover the cauliflower completely) and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for around 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is easily pierced with a fork.

  • Meanwhile make the salt & pepper cashews. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over a medium heat until sizzling. Once hot add the pepper, salt, garlic powder and cashew nuts. Stir to coat all the cashews with the oil, then fry for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly until the cashews are golden and blistering. Remove from heat and pour the cashews out onto a plate lined with kitchen roll to cool.

  • Transfer the contents of the soup pan into a blender / food processor and blend until super smooth. You may need to do this is batches if your blender is particularly small.

  • Return the soup to the pan, add the coconut milk and the salt & pepper and stir well. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed then heat the soup until it is piping hot.

  • To serve, ladle the soup into bowls, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of chilli flakes. Top with the cashew nuts and a few sprigs of parsley and enjoy!

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