Yields 2 portions
- 1 full head cauliflower
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 medium onion
- 2 sprigs of parsley
- ½ l of homemade or low-sodium canned chicken broth
- 2 limes zest and juice
- 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch of ground cumin
- 1 pinch of curry powder
- olive oil
- freshly ground black pepper
- dried jalapeños
You will need
- blender or food processor
Before you start: unfreeze chicken stock if frozen.
- Preheat oven to 200 °C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Prepare the vegetables. Cauliflower: separate florets from the root, remove green leaves from the root and discard the leaves, halve the root. Garlic: peel. Onion: dice. Parsley: finely chop.
- Distribute the cauliflower and garlic on the baking sheet. Grease using olive oil, and season with salt, black pepper, and a sprinkle of dried jalapeños.
- Roast for about 15 minutes, toss and roast for another 15 minutes until the cauliflower is soft and charred a bit. Remove from the oven, and cool down.
- While the cauliflower is cooling, put a large pot over medium-high heat with a bit of olive oil.
- Add the onion to the pot. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned, about 4 minutes.
- Add the chicken stock to the pot.
- Add the lime zest, cinnamon, and curry to the pot, and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Transfer cauliflower (except the smallest florets) and garlic to the pot. Add enough water to barely cover the cauliflower and bring to a simmer.
- Puree the soup using a blender until completely smooth. Add lime juice and more stock or water to achieve desired consistency.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve topped with the rest of cauliflower florets, parsley and ground dried jalapeños.
Notes & tips
The easiest way to peel garlic is to smash it: put a clove of garlic on a cutting board, put your chef’s knife on top of it so the blade side lays on the clove, and hit the side of the knife with your hand. Now you could peel the clove.