Macadamia, Cauliflower and Turmeric Soup

Serves 4
Time 30 minutes


1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 leek, cut finely
1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
¼ tsp fresh turmeric, grated
2 kaffir lime leaves, shredded
½ cup macadamia nuts, soaked overnight, drained
1-2 cups vegetable stock (or 1 tbsp miso paste + 1 cup boiling water)
1 cup coconut milk
sea salt
chives, chopped


Heat olive oil in a deep based saucepan over medium heat, add garlic and leeks, sauté for 2-3 minutes until lightly coloured. Add cauliflower and turmeric to the pan and sauté for 4-5 min until slightly brown. Add enough stock to just cover the cauliflower, the softened macadamia nuts, and the shredded kaffir lime leaves, bring to the boil and cook until cauliflower is tender.

Reduce heat, add coconut milk remove from the heat and puree to liking, season to taste.

Serve in bowls topped with extra crushed nuts, a drizzle of olive oil and chopped chives.