Iron-Enriched Roasted Cauliflower & Curry Soup

INGREDIENTS:
1 Lucky Iron Fish/ Leaf⁠
1 cauliflower chopped into florets ⁠
3 tbsp coconut oil, ⁠
1 onion diced, ⁠
1 leek diced - using white/light greens parts, ⁠
3 tbsp tomato paste, ⁠
2 cloves of garlic minced,
1 inch peeled & ginger grated, ⁠
1 tbsp curry powder, ⁠
2 tsp cumin,⁠ 1/2 tsp turmeric, ⁠
6 cups veggie broth, ⁠
1 cup canned or cooked yellow split peas (sub golden/red lentils), ⁠
1 bay leaf, ⁠
juice of 1/2 lemon, ⁠
1 tsp Garam Masala ⁠

Toppings: reserved roasted cauliflower, fresh herbs such as basil, chives & zoodles (spiralized zucchini) optional. ⁠

Lucky Iron Fish, Iron Deficiency, Iron-Enriched Roasted Cauliflower & Curry Soup

DIRECTIONS:⁠
1️⃣ Melt coconut oil. In a mixing bowl, mix in the cauli florets, salt & pepper. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast 425·F until edges get brown & caramelized⁠ (⏰20-25 min).⁠

2️⃣ In a large pot or dutch oven, heat oil on medium and sautée onions & leek till translucent (⏰5-7 min⁠).⁠

3️⃣ Mix in tomato paste, garlic, ginger, & the rest of seasonings until fragrant (⏰1 min).⁠

4️⃣ Add broth and bring to boil. Then add the Lucky Iron Fish/ Leaf. Continue boiling for 10 minutes. Then remove the Fish/ Leaf. ⁠

5️⃣ Next, add lentils + bay leaf + roasted cauliflower (save a few florets for soup topping) and bring to a boil then simmer (⏰15-20 min⁠).⁠

6️⃣ Use immersion blender, or batch blend in blender till smooth. Add lemon juice & garam masala. Adjust seasonings. Top with reserved roasted cauliflower & fresh herbs.⁠

IF YOU'RE COOKING LENTILS FROM SCRATCH:⁠
Infuse your lentils with extra iron too! Just soak + boil them in iron water (water boiled with a few drops of citrus and the Lucky Iron Fish)!⁠


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