Hot & Creamy Carrot and Cauliflower Soup|Vegan Friendly

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Whether you are looking to make a hearty soup for your weekly dinner or a fancy side this Christmas, Hot & Creamy Carrot and Cauliflower Soup|Vegan-Friendly is a perfect one that hit the notes. It’s quick and easy, delicious and nutritious, Budget-friendly, a real crowd pleaser and more importantly kids-friendly!

Some good, some bad, but so many memories attached to the month of December. I lost my dad in December 6 years ago, It’s my husbands, and my youngest son’s birthday, it’s Christmas, and it’s so damn cold.

Overwhelmed with studies and assignments, trying to be pleasant and entertain the kids along with the grown ups. No time for messing around, Dinner has to be quick.

Easy

For this recipe, I have used my instant pot, but do try a regular pot on the hob, a slow cooker or an oven. Of course, the time and method will vary plus the taste will be slightly different too.

Delicious

Quick yes but deliciousness is key.

Nutritious

For me to save time and money (paying doctor and pharmacy) I have to make sure we get a healthy and nutritious meal at least 80% of the time, and it’s my responsibility do so

Budget friendly

December also means extended expenses so eating on a budget without compromising quality is a must. This recipe is an excellent example

Crowd Pleaser

You see the colour in this recipe? I assure you, this vibrant carrot and cauliflower soup taste as good as it looks!

Kids friendly

There was no messing around at dinner time! This soup is kids-friendly.

Note on the Paprika: Reduce the amount of paprika if feeding kids or if you are allergic to heat.

Creamy Carrot and Cauliflower Soup|Vegan Friendly

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 8

Creamy Carrot and Cauliflower Soup|Vegan Friendly

Can be made in a pot, slow cooker, instant cooker, pressure cooker, oven

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 500g of carrots roughly chopped
  • Two celery sticks chopped
  • One bay leaf
  • One onion cut
  • One head of cauliflower cut into big florets
  • Three medium potatoes peeled and roughly diced
  • One tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • One tablespoon of cumin powder
  • One tablespoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 litre of vegetable stock or water
  • One can of coconut milk
  • Sunflower seeds for crunch & garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Fry the onion in some oil. Add the celery and cook for about 3-5 minutes to release the aroma. Add the carrots and cook for a further 5 minutes. Throw in the potatoes and cauliflower. Add all the dry spices and stir. Cook for about 5 minutes to allow the vegetables to coat with the spices.
  2. Add the stock, season and cook for about 45 minutes or until the vegetables are well cooked.
  3. Use a hand blender to blend the vegetable into a smooth cream. If soup is too dry, then add some more stock and simmer in low heat till it starts boiling. Be careful as the soup may splutter if it's too thick.
  4. Add the coconut milk and stir to combine.
  5. Add some freshly ground black pepper and serve with some sunflower seeds for crunch.

Notes

This soup can be cooked in a slowcooker, instant pot or a pressure cooker

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5 Comments

  1. December 14, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Love your pic of this soup, sitting in an airport and would devour a bowl!! Hope the cooking class went well and you have a lovely Christmas 😀

    • Mira
      Author
      March 24, 2017 / 1:30 pm

      Ah Sinead so sorry for the late reply, and thank you so much for stopping by! I had a great Christmas and time is just flying by. Can’t wait we are already in Spring 2017! The sun is smiling today

  2. December 13, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    i love a creamy thick soup.. this one looks amazing x thanks so much for linking up to our holiday foodie linky x #holidayfoodie

    • Mira
      Author
      December 14, 2016 / 11:58 am

      Thank you Jolene, thank you for letting me know, though, you see we are kind of in the same world, but I didn’t have a clue about your linky plus all the other fantastic bloggers sharing their recipes. I know quite a few but I only realised that I don’t know the ones that linked. I will have to go back and check on them once this hectic season passes.

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