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Curry Cauliflower Soup

From the recipe box of travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers.

curry cauliflower soup in rustic bowl
curry cauliflower soup in rustic bowl

This tasty soup is vegan and super easy and quick to prepare.  It is good when hot, room temperature, or cold.  I prefer it chunky and at room temperature. 

2 tsp. olive oil
          Heat in a large pot over low heat. 

1 medium white onion, diced
          Add and saute until golden.

4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tbl. curry powder
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp. black pepper
1 ½ tsp. ground cumin
1 ½ tsp. ground coriander
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
sprinkling of salt to taste
          Saute to mix for a few minutes.  This releases fragrances and will be a dry mix. 

1 can (14 oz.) light coconut milk
          Mix in.

1 large head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large potato, peeled, cut in 1-inch pieces
          Mix in.  Add enough water to cover.  Bring to low boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until cauliflower is tender.  Blend soup with an immersion blender.  (This can also be done in a regular blender, but then you will need to cool the soup and blend small amounts at a time.)

cilantro, chopped
          Sprinkle over top of soup in bowls. 

Serves 2 to 4.

(; copyright Carole Terwilliger Meyers)