A delicious soup from Melissa Clark. The distinct lemon taste makes a great difference. The color will depend on the color of the carrots.
Author: Melissa Clark
2tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oilmore for serving
1large white onionpeeled and diced (2 cups)
2large garlic clovesfinely chopped
5medium carrots1 pound, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2 cups)
1 ½teaspoonskosher saltmore as needed
1smallor half of a large head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
2tablespoonslemon juicemore to taste
Smoky chile powderfor serving
Coarse sea saltfor serving
Cilantro leavesfor serving
In a large, dry pot over medium heat, toast coriander seeds until fragrant and dark golden-brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and coarsely crush.
Return the pot to medium heat. Add the oil and heat until warm. Stir in onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and lightly colored, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute.
Add carrots, crushed coriander, salt and 6 cups water to the pot. Stir in the miso until it dissolves. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook, uncovered, 5 minutes. Stir in cauliflower and cook, covered, over medium-low heat until the vegetables are very tender, about 10 minutes.
Remove the soup from the heat. Using an immersion blender, purée the soup until smooth. (Alternatively, you can let soup cool slightly then purée it in batches in a food processor or blender.) If necessary, return the puréed soup to the heat to warm through. Stir in the lemon zest and juice just before serving. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with chile, sea salt and cilantro leaves.
Lemony Carrot and Cauliflower Soup https://gourmetliving.org/lemony-carrot-cauliflower-soup/