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Golden Soup in bowls with chickpea topping.

Golden Soup


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings (about 1 1/2 cups each) 1x

Description

Cozy, bright, and healing with power-foods like turmeric, cauliflower, and cashews. Topped with crispy chickpeas. Super creamy and SO GOOD.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • half an onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into about 5 cups of chunks or florets
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric   see notes
  • 78 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • a squeeze of lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Sauté: Heat the oil in a deep soup pot. Add the onion, garlic, cauliflower, cashews, and turmeric. Sauté for 10 minutes or until very fragrant.
  2. Simmer: Add the water (I usually start with 4 cups) and salt. Simmer until softened.
  3. Blend: Transfer the soup to a blender and blend into a creamy consistency. It’s best to do this in batches.
  4. Finish: Return to the soup pot and add any additional water (remaining 2-3 cups) if you need to thin it out. Also a good time to season with more salt and a squeeze of lemon juice. Also a good time to top with spiced chickpeas and parsley and olive oil and more salt and put on your most comfy sweater and FALL IN LOVE. ♡

Notes

For the Spiced Chickpea Topping: Drain and rinse 2 14-ounce cans chickpeas. Spread them on a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 400. Sprinkle chickpeas with a dusting of cumin, smoked paprika, turmeric, salt, and/or any other spice combo you want. Drizzle with olive oil. Stir right on the pan, then roast for 30-40 minutes or until semi-crispy.

Turmeric: Turmeric has a strong flavor, so if you’ve never tried it before and you’re not sure you will like it, I would suggest using 1-2 teaspoons to start. If you’re a confident turmeric user, go for the full 1 tablespoon!

Blender Stains: Depending on your blender, this soup can leave a stain from the turmeric. If this happens, we recommend leaving your blender sitting in a window in the sun for a day or two which will help get rid of the stains!

Freezer Meal Version

  1. Freeze Together:
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    half an onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 head of cauliflower, chopped into about 5 cups of chunks or florets
    1 cup cashews
    1 tablespoon turmeric
    2 teaspoons salt
    a squeeze of lemon juice
  2. Instant Pot Instructions: Add three cups water before cooking. High pressure 10 mins + 7 mins natural release.
  3. Slow Cooker Instructions: Add three cups water before cooking. High setting 4 hours.
  4. Final Step: Blend soup and add water to thin as needed.
  5. Check out our full freezer meal posts with all recipes and instructions here!
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: golden soup, turmeric soup, healthy soup, anti-inflammatory recipe