Golden Cauliflower Cream Soup

This is a Dr. Fuhrman recipe. My sister Lyn gave it to me years ago when she first became a nutritarian and I remember thinking it sounded strange. But I finally got around to trying it — and it is so good! I tastes like some sort of creamy Thai soup except not spicy-hot, just rich and flavorful. And I wasn’t sure how the carrot juice would be — but it is great! Also, this was my first time adding nut butter to a soup. Wow! It adds so much richness. Try this soup!

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Golden Cauliflower Cream Soup

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower, cut into pieces
4 carrots chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 leek chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (or more) tablespoon Mrs. Dash
2 cups carrot juice*
4 cups water
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raw cashew butter*
5 cups chopped steamed kale OR raw baby spinach

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients except the cashew butter and kale/spinach in a soup pot. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Use an immersion blender to partially puree the soup, leaving some chunks.
  3. Put the cashew butter into a small bowl and add a ladle full of the soup liquid and stir together. Then add this to the soup. This will make the cashew butter dissolve a little easier and not stay in a lump.
  4. Add the spinach or cooked kale. Simmer a few more minutes to wilt the spinach (if using) and bring the flavors together.

Some notes on ingredients:

The only carrot juice that they sold in my store was a large bottle of organic juice that cost $8. I am a frugal person and this seemed like a lot, so I hesitated. But I bought it and was not sorry! It really adds to the soup! And there is enough for two batches.

If you don’t have raw almond butter, you can puree some raw almonds in a little bit of the soup liquid. About 3/4 cup should do. It is helpful to let them soak in the liquid a bit before pureeing.

In theory you could cook the kale in the soup (which is what I often do when making soup) but I feel this might make the other things overcooked. So if using kale I would try to cook it separately.

I did not have Mrs. Dash so I used a combo of onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper instead.  I actually could not believe I did not have any Mrs. Dash — this needs to get on my shopping list!

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