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Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Boiled cauliflower leaves a lot to be desired but you can take this delicious and nutritious vegetable to new heights by making this cream of cauliflower soup. Mild and with a velvety texture, you will want a second helping.

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Serves 8

cream of cauliflower soup in a red bowl1 medium size head cauliflower, stem and leaves removed and florets separated into small pieces and well rinsed.
1 cup diced leeks
6 cups chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1 ½ cups low fat Half/Half, evaporated milk or regulat milk
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon

Place all the ingredients except the  Half/Half  and salt and pepper and tarragon in a soup pot and bring to a boil; lower the heat to simmer, cover the pot and cook until the cauliflower is tender, about 5 minutes.

With a slotted spoon remove 1 1/2 cups of florets and set aside

Remove the bay leaves and discard them. Stir in 1 ½ cups low fat Half/Half, evaporated milk or regular milk to the soup. Puree the soup in batches in a blender, food processor or with an immersion blender. Return the soup to the soup pot and gently stir in the remaining florets.

Season to taste and serve hot.

Variations: add fresh dill, parsley or thyme to the soup. Add small cooked broccoli florets for contrast. Add toasted croutons or roasted pumpkin seeds. Add crispy pancetta or prosciutto

Comments

  1. Dan G's avatar

    Dan G

    This is one of my favorite soups that I almost forgot about. Thanks for the recipe! Yum!
  2. Dan G's avatar

    Dan G

    This is one of my favorite soups that I almost forgot about. Thanks for the recipe! Yum!
  3. Linda D's avatar

    Linda D

    This soup is super easy and quick to make and delicious! I topped with Italian flavored croutons. Thanks for the recipe Mary Ann!
  4. Gunda B's avatar

    Gunda B

    When do u add Tarragon?
  5. gunda.berner@yahoo.com's avatar

    gunda.berner@yahoo.com

    When add tarragon?

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