Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup
Cauliflower Soup

Now that fall has rolled around, it is the perfect time to think of soups. Nothing could be easier than this Cauliflower Soup recipe from the book Fit For Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond. And it’s made even better by using in-season produce.  You will particularly love it if you are a vegetarian.

Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 222kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 6 scallions
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 medium cauliflower
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried savory or marjoram
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons white miso or vegetable bouillon (white miso keeps the soups light colored but I used brown rice miso because that is what I had on hand. Therefore the soup is a little darker)
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg optional

Pots and Utensils

  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 heavy soup pot
  • 1 blender

Instructions

  • Chop the onion, scallions, celery and cauliflower.
  • In the soup kettle, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil and wait a few seconds for it to heat up.
  • Add the onion, scallions, and garlic.
  • Cook until transparent and soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Mix in the celery, cauliflower, and seasonings.
    Add the celery, cauliflower and seasonings
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the water and miso.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cover, and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 15 min.
  • Remove the lid and let the soup cool slightly.
    Cauliflower Soup
  • Pour a portion of the soup into the blender. Puree until smooth.
    Puree the soup in a blender
  • Repeat with additional portions until all of the soup has been pureed.
  • Pour the soup back into the soup kettle and reheat.
  • Add nutmeg if desired.
  • Serve warm.
    Cauliflower Soup

Notes

If you have leftovers that you don't want to eat right away, this soup freezes well...an added bonus!
Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.8g 17%
Cholesterol 16.5mg 6%
Sodium 595.6mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Sugars 7.4g
Protein 6.8g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Cauliflower Soup
Cauliflower Soup

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2 Responses

  • Hi Wanda, this soups looks delicious. Think I’ll try for Thanksgiving. Have you ever frozen it? And what is miso? Is it necessary?

    • Hi Aunt Elaine…this recipe actually came from my mother (but it does sound good). She says miso is a soy based seasoning product found in the refrigerated section of the supermarket. You can substitute vegetable bouillon. This soup freezes well.

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