Making soup is a snap when you start with pre-cooked vegetables. This flavorful lunch or dinner option takes less than a half hour, thanks to a few cups of steamed cauliflower (see our Meal Prep Steamed Vegetables recipe). An immersion blender eliminates the need to puree in batches, getting your meal on the table even faster.
Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add the peppers and onions and cook, stirring often, until totally softened, about 8 minutes. Stir in the coriander and cumin and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the cauliflower, milk, 3 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the cauliflower is very soft, about 8 minutes. The milk might curdle or separate, but don’t worry- it will smooth out once you puree it.
Let cool slightly, then transfer to a blender and puree in batches until completely smooth. Alternatively, use an immersion blender to puree. Return the soup to the pot and adjust the thickness to the desired consistency with water and season to taste. Serve topped with sour cream and chips with hot sauce and limes on the side.
When blending hot liquid, first let it cool for five minutes or so, then transfer it to a blender, filling only halfway. Put the lid on, leaving one corner open. Cover the lid with a kitchen towel to catch splatters, and pulse until smooth.
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