Cauliflower and Red Pepper Soup

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I’ve got a confession that might put my marriage in jeopardy – I’ve been carrying on a long and torrid affair…with soup.  For years, I’ve been engaged in an intensely passionate side relationship that borders on obsessive. I wade with my love in a deep river of emotion and in the immortal words of Emma Thompson “true love lasts a lifetime.” (Extra points to anyone who can identify what movie that is from.)

Soup season is tragically coming to an end. As the temps pick up, making a big steaming pot of anything is sadly losing a bit of its allure. I’m not sure how many recipes I write up that consist of me entertaining friends on the fly and having to utilize what’s readily on hand. It’s a reoccurring theme on Roxie Ginger and really why would this be any different? 

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What you’ll need:

  • Cauliflower – 1 head, cut into florets
  • Red Pepper – 2 peppers, seeded and diced
  • Red New Potato – 6 small potatoes, diced
  • Spanish Onion – 1 small, diced
  • Vegetable Broth – 4 cups
  • Flour – 2 tbsp.
  • Butter – 4 tbsp.
  • Paprika – 2 tbsp.
  • Cotija Cheese – optional
  • Olive Oil – optional
  • Salt & Pepper – to taste

Directions:

  1. Add butter to stockpot and melt over medium low heat. Add the flour and paprika and stir until flour has absorbed all of the butter and you have a nice saucelike (but not runny in the slightest) red roux.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of vegetable broth to the pot and stir until the roux is well incorporated into the broth.
  3. Bring broth to a boil and add all vegetables. Add salt and pepper and let vegetables cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and pour in the rest of the vegetable broth. Cover and let cook for 30 minutes until vegetables are cooked all the way through and a bit tender.
  5. Using an immersion blender, blend all of the vegetables so that they’re completely integrated and make a beautiful soup.
  6. Top with cotija cheese and drizzle with a bit of olive oil, if you prefer. Serve warm.
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5 thoughts on “Cauliflower and Red Pepper Soup

  1. Dear Amanda,
    I am with you there is nothing better and more comforting than a bowl of soup. I cannot wait to try this one.
    Love Auntie

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