Can you really cook a soup in a blender? I had to check it out with this Vitamix Cauliflower Cabbage Soup.Jump to Recipe
I was skeptical but no more. I just treated myself to this VITAMIX because my old blender needed to be replaced. Now to test it out. It is summer here in Chicago so a lot of soup ideas are going to need to wait until the temperatures cool off. I found it amazing that I ran the Vitamix for nearly 6 minutes and the soup was ready to eat. As an aside, I am still learning to work with this machine and my frozen banana shakes to start my day often leave a little of the banana not completely blended.
I do enjoy soups and have made quite a variety as you can see with these recipes:
Another aside, as I write this post, I have been celebrating my 60th birthday most of the week. It began with the generosity of my team at the office. My daughter surprised me and flew in for the weekend. Then my birthday dinner, I cooked steak and potatoes and we were joined by my son, daughter-in-law and grandson. Next day, we got to babysit our grandson as our kids went off to a wedding. We make poke bowls that night. Then, last night we all, including my youngest son, his girlfriend and sister, went to ROOH. Rooh is a Michelin star Indian restaurant in downtown Chicago. DELICIOUS!
The soup is very easy to prepare. The cabbage is wilted in a pot and set aside. I added cauliflower to the Vitamix recipe. I cut the cauliflower into florets and baked it in the oven to soften and crisp up. Next, the remaining ingredients are placed into the blender and it is blended for almost six minutes. I spiced the cabbage and cauliflower and plated in the soup for a delicious dinner.
The cast of characters.
Building the cauliflower cabbage soup.
The Vitamix Cauliflower Cabbage Soup plated.
Vitamix Cauliflower Cabbage Soup
Using my Vitamix mixer to make my Vitamix Cauliflower Cabbage Soup. I used the recipe from the Vitamix book but made it my own.
- 3 Cups Homemade chicken broth divided
- 2 Tbsp White wine
- 1 Whole Small onion diced
- 8 Whole Baby carrots halved lengthwise
- 8 Whole Small red potatoes
- 1/4 Tsp Carraway
- 1 Tsp Dried dill weed
- 1/4 Tsp Hot sauce
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/4 Tsp Black pepper
- 4 Cups Red cabbage rough chop
- 1/2 Whole Cauliflower cut into florets
- 1 Tbsp Smoked paprika
Begin by wilting the cabbage in a pot. I used 1 cup of chicken broth instead of water to add more flavor. Drain the cabbage. Toss with half the smoked paprika prior to serving.
At the same time, bake the cabbage at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Toss with half the smoked paprika prior to serving.
Meanwhile, place the broth, white wine, onion, carrot, potato, caraway, dill weed, hot sauce, salt, and pepper into the Vitamix container in the order listed above. Make sure the lid is on tight. Start by turning on the maching on a low speed – 1.3. Once the machine starts, turn increase the variable speed to 10. Blend for 6 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the lid.
Pour soup over cabbage and the cauliflower. For plating, place a a few of the florets and some of the cabbage in the center.
Serve and enjoy!
This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
I grabbed this recipe from the Key Ingredient website to make it easy to follow – https://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/967035032/cabbage-soup-vitamix/