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Pureed Chickpea and Cauliflower Soup


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Serves 4 to 6 | Prep Time 25 minutes | Cook Time 2 1/2 hours

Ingredients

1/2 T. butter
Extra Virgin Olive oil
1 large onion, peeled and cut in 1/2 in dice
1 cup cauliflower, chopped small
2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 large carrots peeled and cut in 1/2 inch dice
2 celery ribs, cut in 1/2 in dice
6 large cloves garlic, smashed, divided
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
2 cans chick peas drained
Kosher salt
2 quarts chicken stock
4 oz. Pancetta diced
1 bundle of fresh thyme
3 bay leaves
1 quart water
3 sprigs rosemary, leaves finely chopped
5 to 6 (1/1 inch) slices Tuscan style bread, cut into 1/2 in cubes.


Cover the bottom of a Dutch oven with olive oil, saute pancetta or bacon till it starts to brown.


Add celery, carrots, and onions. Sweat them for a few minutes, then add cauliflower and potatoes and saute 5 or 10 minutes longer.


Add salt and pepper.


Add chicken stock, sprig of thyme, bay leaves and chick peas.


Simmer 2 hours.


Remove thyme and bay leaves.


Use an immersion blender for about 3 to 4 minutes till everything is pulverized.


Or blend in small batches in a food processor or blender.


Serve with seasoned croutons.


Pairs Well With


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