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Sicilian Cauliflower Soup

Jan 24, 2021 | Cauliflower, Food Styling, Groundhog Day, Recipes, Soups

Violets & Groundhogs!

Groundhogs LOVE violet leaves, and so this year for Groundhog Day, I made a violet-colored soup using Sicilian cauliflower, which is purple. So fun and yet healthful, too!

I used my new violet dishes, which I ordered from Replacements Ltd. My mom had the whole set of these dishes, and I adored them!

Regardless of the outcome on February 2, Groundhog Day is a great time to start thinking about 2021 garden plans! This coming week my mom would already be leafing through her seed catalogs, forcing bulbs to start growing in the sunroom & more! 

“Violets & Groundhogs” Sicilian Cauliflower Soup 

1/2 red onion, chopped

2 large cloves of garlic, chopped

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3 heads Sicilian (purple) cauliflower

2 cups vegetable broth

Pink Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

2 bunches tarragon

Toasted pine nuts or candied walnuts (enough to sprinkle on top of each bowl of soup)

In Dutch over on stovetop over medium heat, heat oil and melt butter; add onion and garlic.

Add cauliflower heads. When cauliflower is sautéed, add broth. Add salt and pepper. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Pulse in blender. Garnish with nuts and tarragon leaves.