Broccoflower Coconut Soup w Garlic Croutons

Broccoflower Coconut Soup w Garlic Croutons
An absolutely beautiful, delicate soup. Leave out the garlic croutons or make them of gluten free bread for a gluten free version.
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: soup
Serves: 4
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You need
  • 1 head of broccoflower, in florets (or cauliflower)
  • 1 can of coconut milk (I used light milk)
  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 tbsp of veggie stock powder
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • leafs of 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp of capers per person
  • about 1 slice of bread per person
  • 2 tbsp of oil (for the croutons)
  • 2-4 tsp of garlic powder
  • some sprigs of chives per bowl, chopped
To do
  1. cook the broccoflower florets in the water with veggie stock powder, till they are about half soft
  2. add the chopped onion, the coconut milk, garlic and pepper
  3. let gently boil till everything is soft, about 10 minutes
  4. when broccoflower is nice and soft, either use your stick blender to liquify, or pour in blender. A stick blender can easily do the job
  5. add in the thyme leafs and return to stove for another 5 to 10 minutes
  6. in the meantime sprinkle the both sides of the bread with garlic powder, or one side if you like less garlic
  7. heat the oil in a pan and cut the slice of bread in cubes
  8. when oil is hot, throw the bread cubes in pan and fry them, add more oil if too dry, turn them over a few times, keeping heat on medium
  9. soup will be ready by now, so serve and top with a part of the croutons, chopped chives and capers
Notes
Keep some of the croutons on the side, so you can have a fresh crunch half way. Unless you like soggy croutons, of course!

This soup is also awesome with a few drops of liquid smoke per bowl, and the same for Truffle oil. It just depends what you feel like - but there is a beautiful delicate balance between the brocco-(or cauli)flower and the coconut milk. Try without first, you can always add :-)

Enjoy!

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