Soup is a staple for any Midwestern dinner table in wintertime. This satisfying vegan (sans the optional bacon) is a welcome companion on a cold night. This recipe comes together in about 40 minutes which means it works any day of the week.
Creamy Cauliflower & Corn Soup
By Inspired by the Seasons
- 4 c chicken broth, I use the vegetarian version
- 3/4 c chopped yellow onion
- 6 c cauliflower florets
- 2 c corn, frozen or fresh
- 3 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon for garnish (optional)
- 2T olive oil (or enough to coat the bottom of your pan)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cayenne (or to taste)
In a medium sized soup pan or dutch oven heat olive oil and add onions. Saute until opaque about 4 minutes. Stir in cumin and cayenne and add cauliflower and cook, stirring occassionally, until crisp tender about 4 minutes. Add broth and bay leaf. The broth should cover the cauliflower by about 1" in the pan, so adjust accordingly. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer 15-20 minutes until cauliflower is fork tender. Remove bay leaf and transfer to blender and process until smooth or remove pan from heat and blend with a stick blender. Return the puréed cauliflower to the pan and stir in corn. Simmer until corn is warmed through. Serve with bacon garnish if desired.