Natural Health Tips

Cauliflower and Coconut Soup

The cauliflower is a nutritious vegetable - it is an excellent source of fiber, as well as Vitamin C and zinc, both crucial for strengthening the immune system, as well as a good source of the B vitamins biotin and folate. It also contains a phytochemical called sulforaphane, which helps the liver to produce enzymes that block cancer-causing chemicals from damaging the body.

This lightly spiced soup also contains coconut milk, which provides a creamy texture to the thick soup, and is a great way to enjoy this healthy vegetable.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil/ghee
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • 1 small-medium cauliflower, cored and cut into florets
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • coriander seeds, ground
  • fresh coriander

Preparation

  • Heat the oil and add the onions and garlic and cook gently until soft. Add the curry powder and cook for 1 minute. Next, add the spring onions and cauliflower, and cover with water, cook over a medium heat until tender (about 20 minutes). Drain.

  • Add the coconut milk and stir through until heated.

  • Liquidize the mixture in a blender or food processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Sprinkle the soup with ground coriander seeds and finely chopped fresh coriander before serving.