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- 2 tbsp (+ 2 additional teaspoons) olive oil
- 1 small (1 lb) cauliflower, cored, cut into small florets
- 1 small fennel bulb (reserve leaves for garnish) bulb cored and chopped
- 1 lb russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 cans (14.5 oz each) chicken stock, plus 2 cans of water
- 2 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp saffron threads, crumbled
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat; add cauliflower, fennel, potatoes, cumin, and onion and cook, stirring constantly, 4 minutes.
- Cover pot; reduce heat to low and sweat mixture 10 minutes, stirring once.
- Add chicken stock, water, salt, bay leaf, and saffron; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 25 minutes, stirring several times, or until vegetables are very tender.
- Uncover; remove from heat and puree soup directly in the pot using and immersion blender or in a blender in 3 batches.
- Top with crumbled goat cheese or reserved fennel leaves.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Cauliflower Recipe
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