Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer zucchini cauliflower soup

The zucchini season has started, so I picked up a few in the garden. I am a beginner veggie gardener, that's why zucchinis and me are best friends :D They survive any weather condition and  don't need any special care, what is great for me :) It's amazing to see that from one tiny seed plenty of these tasty and healthy plants are growing all summer long. 
I prepared this summer soup from them, very easy and ready in 20 minutes. All you will need is a hand mixer and a pot :)  Feel free to change the veggies in the recipes according to what you have at home. This amount serves 7-8. 

What will you need:
- 1/2 of a medium yellow zucchini
- 1/2 of a bigger green zucchini 
- 1 tbsp of sunflower seed oil (cold pressed)
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 1 medium red onion
- 3 carrots
- 1 medium cauliflower
- 2 tsp of home made vegetable bujon (or one cube of store bought)
- 1/2 tsp of white pepper
- 1/4 tsp spicy paprika (or cayenne pepper)
- salt, according to taste
- 2 cups of cooked chickpeas
- 100ml oat cream (optional)

Start with peeling and cutting up the veggies. Heat the oil in a bigger pot and sauté the onion until it becomes "glassy", for about 6 minutes. Add all the other vegetables and the bujon. Add water so that it just covers the veggies. Bring the water to boil, then cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes. Add the oat cream, if you like the soup a bit more creamier. Add the spices and bring the soup to boil for a couple of seconds. Add the chickpeas for extra protein :) That's all.. The soup is ready:) Serve with fresh parsley, toasted spelt bread or fresh sprouts.

Enjoy :)