Roasted Cauliflower Celery Root Soup with Chickpeas and Turmeric – Vegan and Gluten-Free! – 80 Twenty Nutrition

Roasted Cauliflower Celery Root Soup with Chickpeas and Turmeric – Vegan and Gluten-Free!

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Toasty warm and nutritious comfort food? Check! Try this Roasted Cauliflower Celery Root Soup with Chickpeas and Turmeric is vegan and gluten-free. Roasting the cauliflower and celery root develops rich flavor you’ll love. It features the ugliest vegetable you’ll ever see… celeriac or celery root!

Cauliflower Celery Root Soup with Chickpeas and Turmeric - Vegan and Gluten-Free! - Christy Brissette media registered dietitian nutritionist - 80 Twenty Nutrition

Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is so hot right now! I’ve written about the golden spice for the Huffington Post and have been interviewed about it for Canadian Living and others. Turmeric appears to have health benefits for the brain and preventing Alzheimer’s disease, for arthritis and cancer.

 

Health Benefits of Celery Root/Celeriac

Celery root may be ugly but don’t let that deter you. This underappreciated root is packed with nutrients!

  • Celery root contains phthalides, a type of phytochemical (naturally occurring plant chemical) which relaxes the tiny muscles in the walls of arteries, helping to increase blood flow and lower blood pressure.
  • Celery root is rich in fibre and is an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps strengthen the immune system.
  • Celery root is an excellent source of vitamin B6. This vitamin is needed to keep your immune system working well to fight off illness and infection. It is also needed for nerve and muscle function and healthy red blood cells. Vitamin B6 may also help prevent colorectal and stomach cancers.

 

Cauliflower Celery Root Soup with Chickpeas and Turmeric – Vegan and Gluten-Free!

Cauliflower Celery Root Soup with Chickpeas and Turmeric - Vegan and Gluten-Free! - Christy Brissette media registered dietitian nutritionist - 80 Twenty Nutrition

Get ready to enjoy your new comfy warm soup. You’ve turned your ugly celery root into a beautiful swan!

Enjoy!

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Cauliflower Celery Root Soup with Chickpeas and Turmeric - Vegan and Gluten-Free!

Cauliflower Celery Root Soup with Chickpeas and Turmeric is vegan and gluten-free. Roasting the cauliflower and celery root develops rich flavor you'll love. It features the ugliest vegetable you'll ever see... celeriac or celery root!
Servings 6
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 1 medium celery root peeled and chopped into 1" cubes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 cups chickpeas cooked (or canned and rinsed well)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup pepitas for decorating

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread out the cauliflower and celery root and bake for 15 minutes or until they develop some golden brown color.
  • Meanwhile, heat a tsp of olive oil in a Dutch oven or large soup pot over medium heat. Saute the onions and garlic until translucent.
  • Cover with the broth and add the turmeric, cumin and bay leaves. Stir and then add the chickpeas. Bring pot to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low until your roasting veggies are ready.
  • Set aside some of the roasted cauliflower for garnish. Add the remaining cauliflower and celery root to your soup. Puree with an immersion blender or allow to cool and transfer to a blender, being careful to vent the steam to avoid wearing your soup! Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • To serve, put your soup into bowls and top with the roasted cauliflower florets and sprinkle with pepitas. Enjoy!!
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