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Cauliflower Soup




 

Cauliflower Soup

On cold and dreary mornings, I just want to curl up on the couch with a good book and a cup of warm soup.  I have a lot of favorite soups… tomato bisque, potato, and chicken and dumplings. My all-time favorite soup, hands down, is homemade cauliflower soup.

Cauliflower soup isn’t a common soup you can find in restaurants or in a can at the grocery store (not that you’d want it from a can, anyway), but it is a truly remarkable soup that deserves more credit than it usually gets.  It’s creamy, rich and flavorful, just like every good soup should be.

Ingredients:

  • One head of cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

Turn oven onto broil.  Coat cauliflower with 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper.  Spread out onto a baking sheet.  Broil cauliflower in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until slightly browned.  Keep a close eye on it, because broiling can go from perfect to ruined, very quickly.  Remove from oven and set aside.

Warm 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add diced onions and saute for 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add in minced garlic and saute 1 minute. Add cauliflower, wine and thyme.  Simmer 5 minutes, then add chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.  Transfer cauliflower soup to a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth.  Return to pot.

Add heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Warm an additional 5 minutes, then serve.

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Here are some great variations to make it especially unique!

Have you ever tried Cauliflower Soup before?  What is your favorite homemade soup?

Hi, this is Andrea from Homemade for Elle. I am thrilled to be a contributor to Natural Living Mamma!

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I live in New Mexico with my husband and my two-year-old daughter. After my daughter was born, I jumped on the “green and crunchy” bandwagon, and have been striving to eliminate toxic products from our lives. I make my own household cleaners and beauty products. I create wholesome, delicious meals from real food ingredients, and keep processed junk out of my home.

I have a background in finance, and strive to live a debt free life (although I have a ways to go). I enjoy reading, writing and living in ways that are environmentally friendly and frugal. I love taking pictures of nature, food and my daughter. I garden, I read labels, and I play the piano.

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8 Responses to Homemade Cauliflower Soup and Simple Meals Friday

  1. marcia says:

    So you think LARD is healthy???? I don’t think so — YUK!! i would NEVER use it!!!

    • Amanda says:

      There are actually a number of studies that say healthy happy saturated animal fats like lard and butter are not only healthy, but improve good HDL cholesterol, while decreasing bad LDL cholesterol. I encourage you to question what the farm subsidy marketing is telling you and instead read studies that aren’t funded by big-agriculture. If you chose not to use lard, you can use coconut oil.

  2. Thanks for hosting!
    We LOVE cauliflower soup around here! My husband makes an absolutely fabulous one with a whole pile if Indian spices!
    We’ll have to try yours! 🙂
    This week I’m sharing How to dry your own MINT and make TEA.
    I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    ~ Christine
    http://onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers.com/

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  4. Amber says:

    This is fantastic. Thanks for sharing! I pinned it for the future 🙂

  5. Olivia says:

    We go through 3 or 4 heads of cauliflower a week here. Right now I’m doing a Whole30 nutritional challenge, but when I’m eating dairy again I’d love to try this soup. Thanks!

  6. Hi There,
    Thank you for the wonderful recipe, I posted it on my FB eatwello page and someone is asking about the calorie content…Any idea? I

    Thanks,
    Sandy

    • Amanda says:

      Sorry Sandy, Calories aren’t really anything I track so I didn’t make out a calorie break down for this. I am sure they can find a free program to plug the ingredients into to see what the calorie content is. Thanks for sharing!

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