It’s finally soup season over here! October hasn’t been too much of a fall weather so far but now the temperatures are starting to drop. Finally! It’s time for comforting soups on cozy evenings in front of your TV in PJs! Couldn’t wait for that time of the year.
I love eating soups, they are so filling, warm, delicious and can be packed with so many nutrients. They are just like pasta, so versatile, just amazing. The first soup we usually make each year is a pumpkin cream soup with sausages. One of the best dishes my mom cooks! Or we go for a beef soup, which is a typical Austrian food and so delicious. We also make it for Christmas ever single year, and no one gets sick of it!
When not making it for guests, it is such a perfect Sunday night dinner. An ideal meal to round up the week and enjoy while sitting together when it’s cold outside! This Thai Sweet Potato Cauliflower soup is a great dish for such an occasion but it also works great as a starter for guests or even for meal prep to take for lunch or enjoy for dinner. Jut make a big batch on the weekend and keep it in the fridge when enjoying within a week, you can just heat it up whenever you want, or freeze it in pre portioned containers so you can store them over moths and have it whenever you are craving it!
The soup is vegan, and only 9 ingredients! Isn’t that amazing?! It is super easy to make doesn’t ask for a lot of work! First you need to sauté the onion, ginger, and lemongras in the oil until glassy and soft. This already brings out such a nice smell and the glazing it at the beginning intensifies the flavor which makes an awesome soup later on. Next you add the chopped up sweet potato and cauliflower and let the roast for a few minutes. Once these are also coated in the oil it is time to pour over some vegetable stock and let it simmer. The vegetable stock gives it more density and more heartiness.
This should simmer for about 20 minutes but really until the sweet potatoes and cauliflower are soft, this can be easily tested by piecing through it with a fork! Then either blend it with a hand blender until creamy or if on hand, blend it with a high speed blender! I used my Kenwood blender which gave me a perfect result! If it is too thick, add a little more broth. The soup already smells so good it’s incredible! But honestly your entire house will smell amazing.
After it has been poured back into the pot, there is only one thing left to do. Add the coconut milk and stir it in. You can either serve it now or let it sit for later or freeze it right away. When serving it, top with some Resy cilantro if you wish and some more coconut milk. If you are not opting for a plant based version some Asian marinated chicken or prawn skewers would be a great addition but it also is really delicious as it is. Serve with some toasted croutons on the side and enjoy!
Thai Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup
A asian inspired soup that packs all the falll goodness. Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, Coconut milk. Perfect fall dinner and even vegan.
What you will need
- 2 tbsp oil neutral in taste
- 1 white onion
- 2 stalks lemongrass
- 2 stalks celery
- 4 cm Ginger
- 500 g Sweet Potato
- 500 g Cauliflower
- 2 l vegetable stock
- 250 m Coconut milk
- cilantro for garnish
That’s how it works:
Finely mince up the onion and ginger. Remove the purest layer of the lemongrass and finely mince it too. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into about 1,5cm sized chunks. Also cut the cauliflower into smaller pieces.
In a large pot heat up the oil. Once hot add the onion, lemongrass and ginger. Let this glaze until see through and glassy. Meanwhile set up a second put with some vegetable broth, this can either be pre packaged or made with stock cubes, whatever you have on hand.
After about 2-3 minutes of glazing the vegetables add in the sweet potato and cauliflower. Let them roast for another 3-4 minutes until they are all coated with oil. Pour the vegetable stock over and let it all simmer for about 20 minutes.
The vegetables should be soft by now, simply test it by piecing through with a fork. Of not ready yet, continue for a little more. If ready, pour it into a high speed blender or blend it up with a hand blender until creamy and no chunks left. When not blended in the pot, pour it back into there now. Add the coconut milk.
Serve it either right away or keep it on the stove until eating or freeze it right away if prepping it. When serving hernias with some fresh cilantro, a little more coconut milk, and some croutons on the side.
If making a big batch, it will last in the fridge for about a week. If wanting to keep it for longer, freeze it up to several months.
Also, when not vegan or vegetarian, serve it with some Thai prawn or chicken skewers for some extra protein!