Cauliflower turns silky smooth—without any cream in sight—when boiled and blended into soup. Gently spiced, roasted chickpeas add a welcome contrasting crunch and chew.
Broccoli can be substituted for cauliflower, giving this delicate off-white soup a vibrant green hue.
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
In large pot, heat 2 Tbsp (30 mL) oil over medium heat, add garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add cauliflower, water, broth, and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt. Reserve a couple of florets of cauliflower for garnish, if desired. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, until cauliflower is tender; stir in lemon juice. Pureu0301e soup in batches in blender or with handheld immersion blender. Keep warm.
Meanwhile, on large rimmed baking sheet, toss chickpeas with remaining oil, 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt, and curry powder. Roast for 15 minutes, or until crispy. If making ahead, restore chickpeasu2019 crunch before serving by warming briefly in the oven.
Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with chickpeas and (optional) reserved cauliflower florets. Drizzle with additional olive oil and serve with lemon for seasoning.
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This vibrant soup is a soul-soothing hug in a bowl. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that promote health and proper brain function. Apple swap Try swapping out the apples in this recipe for pears. Just like the apples, the subtle sweetness of pears helps balance out the earthiness of the cabbage.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
This creamy dip will be your go-to for dunking vegetables or for spooning over roast chicken or root vegetables as a sauce. Compounds found in fennel have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells in our body, which, in turn, may help improve our immune response to infections. If white is right If you would like to stay on the white theme, try serving this dip with an array of white vegetables such as endive leaves, jicama sticks, daikon rounds, steamed nugget potatoes, and cauliflower florets.
The stars of this delicious curry dish are yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, which are high in a form of carotenoids called xanthophylls. These compounds have more of a yellow pigment as opposed to their orangier cousins, the carotenes. While a powerful antioxidant, xanthophylls are mostly associated with maintaining good eye health. Mix and match This curry is easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment to find your favourite combination.