CheapSexyEats: The White SoupPosted: September 22, 2010
The White Soup with Sweet Potato Croutons
1/2 white onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, diced
about a 2 inch piece of ginger root, grated
1/2 head cauliflower, cut into pieces
2 cups of soaked and sprouted white beans or 15 oz can, rinsed and drained
3-4 cups water or vegetable stock
1 cup of thick creamy liquid, like cream, coconut milk or evaporated milk
1 small sweet potato, cubed
In a three quart pot, saute onion, ginger and garlic until onion is translucent. Don’t let it brown. Add cauliflower and beans. Mix together, then add water or stock. Simmer until cauliflower is fork tender. Puree with a hand blender or regular blender in batches. Stir in your preferred creamy liquid . Add salt to taste.
For the sweet potato croutons, pan fry cubes in a light tasting oil until brown. Turn cubes over and brown on the other side. Salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish soup with croutons and freshly cracked black pepper.