Cauliflower Coconut Soup with Coriander and Cashew pesto

cauliflour soup with a pesto of coriander and cashews

Cauliflower and coconut soup with a pesto of coriander and cashew, kitchenware Tescoma and C & H Bartoli

This is my kind of meal.  I enjoyed every spoonful after our programme.  I will use the pesto of cashew and fresh coriander with other dishes as it is a winner.  Try to leave the cauliflower soup as white as possible as the contrast is striking’

For the soup you will need:

2 tablespoons cold pressed coconut oil
2 leeks (white tip only), roughly chopped
Sea Salt and white pepper
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cauliflower, roughly chopped
a pinch of ground coriander
a pinch of ground cumin
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup water

For the cashew and coriander pesto you will need:
3 handfuls of fresh coriander
a pinch of coriander powder
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup cashew nuts
1 clove garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon cold pressed coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup water
Salt to taste

For the soup
Saute the leeks, garlic and cauliflower in the coconut oil on low heat. Add all the other ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for half an hour. Check that the cau;iflower is cooked through. Allow to cook. Puree until you have a very smooth and satiny texture with no pieces.

For the coriander and cashew pesto
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and puree by using an electric hand blender. Place in the fridge for an hour.

Heat the soup. Serve in individual bowls and place a spoon of pesto in the centre of each bowl. Garish with finely chopped leeks, a few just for garnish.

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