This winter has been cold, very cold. And it’s far from being over (our apologies to those in denial). Before you cave and break any of your healthy resolutions over a bubbling pot of cheese fondue, we bring you our answer to that seemingly unbeatable chill: a very Hot Curry Vegetable Soup, adapted from Tara Stiles’ Veggie Detox Soup from her book Make Your Own Rules Diet. If this were on a menu, it would probably have four hot peppers next to it.
- 1 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ medium red onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 c carrots
- 1 c celery
- 1 ½ c cauliflower
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 1 jalapeño pepper
- 1 tbs fresh ginger
- 1 l vegetable stock
- 2 tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tbs of your favourite chilli sauce
- 1 c coconut milk
- Fresh coriander for garnish (optional)
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Sauté garlic and onion 4 to 5 minutes. Add celery and carrots, sauté 1 to 2 minutes.
Add vegetable stock, cauliflower, tomatoes, sweet potato, jalapeño, ginger, chilli sauce and seasoning. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
Stir in coconut milk and simmer for another 10 minutes. Blend until smooth.
Optional: Garnish with fresh coriander.