Golden Soup with pesto & parmesan (Antioxidant Bomb)

Recipe by ElmarieCourse: Dinner, Lunch

Carrots are good source of beta carotene, fiber, vit K1, potassium and antioxidants.
Parmesan cheese is a great mood food. It contains tyrosine, and amino acid involved in brain signaling molecules such as dopamine and stress hormones.
Turmeric – curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound found in turmeric. Turmeric combined with black pepper drastically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body and optimizes function of the liver, the body’s primary organ of detoxification.


  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into chunks.

  • 1kg carrots, scrubbed and chopped into chunks.

  • 1 onion, quartered.

  • 6 cardamom pods

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 TBS olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed.

  • 2 TBS grated fresh ginger.

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 4 cups stock veg or chicken.

  • 2 cups coconut milk

  • 4 TBS basil pesto

  • 100g parmesan, grated.


  • Preheat the oven to 200C.
  • Place the cauliflower, carrots, onion and garlic on a baking tray, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Roast for 30 minutes until they are soft and roasted.
  • Heat some olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the ginger and spices and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the roasted veggies, stock and coconut milk. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and blend using a stick or high-speed blender until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with a drizzle of the basil pesto and grated pecorino.

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