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Cream of Jalapeño Soup

Valentina K. Wein
Rich and creamy, spicy and hearty -- this Cream of Jalapeño Cauliflower Soup recipe is a super delicious bowl of comfort!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 to 6
Calories 117 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • olive oil for the pan, and a bit more to drizzle for garnish
  • 1 cup roughly chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped garlic
  • 2 (approximately 3-inch) jalapeño peppers (approximately ¼ pound), washed and dried
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pounds cauliflower, washed and dried, roughly chopped (weight is for whole head -- the way you purchase it) with greens
  • approximately 5 cups vegetable stock
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, washed and dried
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Sauté the onion and garlic. Coat the bottom of a large soup pot with olive oil and place it over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 7 minutes.
  • Prepare and add the jalapeños with the cumin. Cut the stems off the jalapeños and then slice them in half, lengthwise. Remove the seeds, roughly chop them, and add them to the pan, along with the cumin. Cook until the jalapeños are soft, about 4 minutes. (If you want more heat, leave some of the seeds and/or membranes.)
  • Add cauliflower and stock and cook. Now add the cauliflower and stir to coat it with the other ingredients. Pour in the stock and bring to a boil. Immediately turn the heat to low, cover and let it simmer until the cauliflower is very tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Add cilantro and blend. Add the cilantro and then pour the contents of the pot into a powerful blender and blend until very smooth, about 10 seconds. Return the soup to the pot and season with salt.
  • Serve. Drizzle each serving with a bit of olive oil and garnish with slices of jalapeño if desired.

Notes

Calorie count is only an estimate.
Keywords creamy vegan soups, comfort food recipes for winter, fall and winter soups
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