PURPLE SOUP? Yes! It's true. I've come up with the ultimate, beautiful, creamy, plant based soup for you to share with your doggo! Just make sure you also take a picture because it's WAY too pretty not to.
All you need is:
1 head of purple cauliflower chopped (we love Pfennings Farms)
2 large purple sweet potatoes peeled and chopped (make sure they're purple on the inside not just the skin)
1 1/2 tbsps coconut oil
3-4 cups of filtered water or dog safe veggie broth (no additives or onions)
1 can of lite coconut milk (gum and stabilizer free)
1 large clove of garlic (crush and leave for 10 minutes to allow allinaise to work!)
1 thumb size piece of ginger chopped finely
2 tbsps raw apple cider vinegar
1 tsp of pink Himalayan sea salt
optional additions: chopped fresh parsley, dill or hulled hemp seeds
Turn oven to 400C
Place chopped cauliflower and sweet potatoes on a baking sheet with 1 tbsp coconut oil and salt. Roast for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
Once the veg are in the oven, crush garlic and let sit for 10 minutes (**if you're concerned about garlic please see our Instagram post or simply leave out)
Add remaining coconut oil to a large pot on medium/high heat. Toss in the garlic and turn down to medium heat. Move around, and cook until fragrant 1-2 minutes (don't let it burn- turn down heat if necessary). Add ginger and continue to cook for another minute.
By now your veg should be done. Add to pot and mix, covering the veg with your garlic and ginger. Pour water or broth on top (liquid should nearly cover your veg) and bring to a boil. Cover pot and turn down to simmer for 15 minutes. Once veg is fork tender, transfer to a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
Transfer mixture back to the pot and let cool for 5 minutes. Then pour in the coconut milk and add apple cider vinegar- stir until dissolved.
Pour into your dogs bowl and add chopped parsley or dill and hemp seeds if you wish. For hoo-man consumption add more salt to taste (it is a sweeter type of soup), lots of delicious herbs, some of your favourite hot sauce, a drizzle of tahini or crispy chickpeas to make it a fuller dish.
Who knew you liked purple soup?