To prepare croutons, combine cumin and 1 teaspoon oil in a bowl; add bread cubes, and toss to coat. Spread bread cubes on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until golden. Cool croutons slightly; set aside.
To prepare soup, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and celery; cover and cook 2 minutes. Stir in cauliflower, potato, broth, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add lemon juice. Place vegetable mixture, in batches, in a food processor; process until smooth. Divide soup evenly among 4 bowls; serve with croutons, and top with chives, if desired.
I had half a head of 2 different roasted cauliflowers left; not wanting to throw them out, I searched and found this yummy recipe. It came together quickly and was easy to prepare. I did not use the croutons since I had some bits and pieces of cornbread left over. They were just as good as I imagine the croutons would have been, One of the leftover cauliflower pieces had been drizzled with an herb-mustard sauce, so it leant a nice flavor to the soup. I added a bit more salt than called for and more fresh-ground pepper. The soup was very creamy (and a bit thick so I ended up adding some more broth before serving), and quite tasty and filling. So glad I found this recipe.
This is a finger-licking-good soup!! The only thing i changed was the chicken broth, i added water instead because i did not have vegetable broth. still it was delicious! i didnt even make the crouton, but who cares, didnt need it! there is a hint of the cayenne pepper... love it!
This soup was delicious!!!!! I loved the little kick that the cayenne pepper gave it! I made different croutons with fresh herbs; but I didn't even care about the croutons once I started eating this. My husband doesn't usually care for meatless menus, but he raved about the soup as well. Thank you for the recipe!
This soup was awful. Just awful. I followed it as directed, pureed and tasted it. It was really bland so I added more salt and pepper. Nothing. Then I added smoked paprika. Nothing. Then I resorted to a handful of cheddar cheese and some heavy whipping cream. Still awful. I regret using my expensive local organic produce on this awful soup :(
yum. modified based on what i had in house. 1/2 shallot with a little garlic & onion. crushed red pepper. mostly chicken broth with a bit of beef broth. delicious. will experiment adding turnips, parsnips...
My husband and I loved this soup. I was skeptical because it seemed so easy with few ingredients. We were pleasantly surprised by how delicious it was. I added 1/4 cup of whipping cream that I had on hand and used red pepper flakes, not ground red pepper. I think the cream made the texture really nice. I did not make the croutons and did not miss them !
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