Recipe: Kale Cauliflower Coconut Soup
Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods available! It contains Vitamin A, K, C, B6, and even Calcium and Magnesium! Paired with cauliflower, which contains up to 77% Vitamin C of the recommended daily need, this dish is not only delicious but also nutrient-rich!
Another special component of this dish comes from the Moringa powder, which is derived from the leaves of the plant which grows in abundance in the Philippines where my family is from. It has been used as an herbal medicine for many years and believed that these ingredients can help with any swelling and muscle aches you may experience.
1-2 cups of kale, roughly chopped
1 cup of potatoes, peeled and medium dice
Freshly grated ginger or ½ tsp of powdered ginger
½ cup of diced onion, shallots fine too
½ cup of celery, roughly chopped
1 cup of cauliflower florets
1-2 tbsp of moringa powder
1 tbsp of olive oil or ghee
1-2 tbsp of coconut milk, mixed in at the end
½ cup of chickpeas, added as garnish for protein
Black sesame seeds to garnish, white is fine
Add oil or ghee to a small pot, add onions and sauté until translucent. Grate fresh ginger and stir until fragrant. Add celery then cauliflower then potatoes. Stir well and add 2 cups of water, or to cover vegetables. Salt & Pepper to season. Bring soup to a boil, then simmer.
About 20 minutes then add kale, more water if necessary. Add 2 tbsp of moringa powder and simmer for another 15-20 minutes until all vegetables are soft. Let cool and grab immersion blender or place into blender to blend until smooth.
Place soup in a bowl, add chickpeas, coconut milk and sesame seeds.