Jerusalem artichoke and Cauliflower Soup

Jerusalem artichoke soup with cauliflower

This soup is another quick, easy, and comforting winter dish. Its colour reflects the dominant colours this winter: white and grey. Yes, I’m complaining a bit about the weather and I’m waiting for spring. The chilies look like spring, don’t they?

Jerusalem artichoke and Cauliflower Soup (serves 2)

1 t olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
170 g Jerusalem artichoke, peeled and chopped (4 bulbs)
150 g cauliflower, chopped
2 cups vegetable broth
2 T semolina
2 t fresh thyme
1 small red chili, chopped
juice of 1/2 small lemon
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium-size pot heat olive oil. Add onion and garlic and fry for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 10-12 minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Purée and serve immediately.

28 thoughts on “Jerusalem artichoke and Cauliflower Soup

  1. DH has grown Jerusalem artichokes before, but I hated having to clean them; they were so knobbly! Tasted nice, though, pretty flowers and if you leave just one in the ground they’ll keep coming back, so all the more for this tasty sounding soup!

  2. I adoreeeee artichokes! Unfortunately I seem to only know how to use them grilled, in my pasta. This is a way cool alternative! :)

  3. Great looking winter soup – I’ve never tried Jerusalem artichokes, but this looks delicious. Lovely garnish too, and the chilis do make me think of warmer weather.

  4. I’m always looking for ideas for jerusalem artichokes…they seem to be all the farmers sell at the early spring market. And I love pureed soups! I’ll bookmark this for sure.

    I look forward to *trying* to read Seitansbraten. My German is so rusty and pathetic. I have no one mit zu sprechen, but I can follow your blog!

    1. Du kannst mit mir sprechen :) My English used to be rusty before I started to read English food blogs, go on the PPK and start my own blog. It helped a lot.

  5. Congrats on the new web address! I knew I was pretty excited to have a “real” URL all my own, so I hope you’re enjoying the title similarly. :)

    I have only had the pleasure of eating sunchokes (or Jerusalem artichokes, whatever you want to call them) once, but I loved them! They’re just really hard to find, and when I do, I can’t think of what to do with them. I’ll keep this recipe filed away for when I can finally secure a few!

  6. When I was a kid we had some Jerusalem artichokes in our garden, and my mom mostly used them for soups. I think it’s the best root veggie for soups, but we rarely buy it. It’s not so often available here in the stores and markets. Maybe we should start cultivating our own… Thanks for sharing the recipe, your soup looks lovely!

  7. the chilies do look lovely on top of that awesome soup, Mihl. sunchokes are so yummy. i found some at the local market over the summer, i wonder if i can find some now? i’ll have to check, for sure. it’s been nothing but snow and ick around here, and i too am ready for spring!

  8. That’s so much fun that you got your own domain name and started a German blog, too! I subscribed to the feed so that I might improve my (poor) German skills a little while reading about awesome vegan food.

    Oh, and the soup looks wonderful :) I love the presentation with the sliced peppers in the middle.

  9. Oh yum! This sounds so lovely… I am in love with Jerusalem artichokes right now, and just made a risotto with them which I will probably post soon. This looks like a perfect winter soup for winter, gloomy days or not!

  10. Wonderful artichoke tasting soup! Your Jerusalem artichokes look huge (those bits you used to top the soup)…the ones I get are usually very small and impossible to peel! Anyway I love their unique flavour. I made a Jerusalem artichoke, leek and seitan pie yesterday and I’m sad it’s already gone.
    Good luck for the German blog!

  11. I’ve never tried a Jerusalem artichoke before, but I really, really want to now! I may have to go pester the co-op and see if they have them in stock. I bet this would be great with the bread from your previous post.

  12. When I first tried Jerusalem artichokes, I roasted them and completely fell in love with how awesome they were prepared that way, so I have yet to cook them in any other way. Thanks for inspiring me to give them a try in a soup!

  13. Gorgeous! I forgot all about artichokes until I had one in a pizza the other day… they’re so good and weird tasting!

    And totally agree on the winter weather. I’m SO over it.

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