It is that cool to feel or see the spring is near. Ok, I know most of you bracing many storms for the season. But we are blessed for 3 days in rows with 70 degrees. I have my first bloom, sign of spring in my garden this weekend! The wet weather is forecasted soon in our area. Don't say I am lucky!
This soup was made in one of those wet days!
I love anything Soy: tofu, soybeans, soy crumble etc,.... except the soy milk.
I am hooked to dairy product, from the childhood cow milk was my favorite! I cannot even imagine a day without milk, curd, tea or coffee! The soy milk leaves a different after taste which I personally dislike ( Don't mistake me if you are vegan).
Edamame is a "fancy" name for the young baby soybean in pod. The beans are rich in protein and vitamins. Squeeze the pod with fingers the beans slide! Excellent if you are a snacking guy! In US, we get in two ways, either readily available boiled-salted in pods or in freezer! Other than snacking right away, I end up tossing in salad and make a soup!
Edamame beans: 1 cup
Cauliflower florets: 2 cups (cleaned)
Onion: 1/2 diced
butter: 1 tsp
Water: 1 1/2 cups
Milk: 1/2 cup
Mint: fresh few leaves
Salt/ pepper: as needed
Melt the butter, sauté the onion until translucent. Add the cauliflower and water. Cover and let it simmer for few min. until the florets are tender ( It doesn't take more than 10 min). Remove the lid, add the so beans and stir the milk. Let it boil few more min (beans are already cooked).
Let it cool and throw in blender with the mint leaves.
Make a puree and return to the pot adjust the seasoning, dilute the soup with milk or water if needed.
The soup tastes great warm or even at room temperature!
The soup is reaching to Usha's event who is hosting Healthy inspiration: soup