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Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Mary Ann Esposito

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.

Serves 8

Ingredients

1 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 1/2 cups low fat Half & Half, evaporated milk or regular milk
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon

Directions 

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 1/2 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.

Variation; 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.

This recipe is featured on show 2314 - Three Creamy Soups.

item recipe is featured in Episode 2314 of Season 23.

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  1. h. colyer's avatar

    h. colyer

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    I really would like your recipe for cauliflower soup from episode 2314 of season 23. I went to your web site but when I clicked on Print Recipe I got sent to this page but no recipe for Cream of Cauliflower Soup.

    Please tell me how to find the recipe or please send a copy to the above email address.

    Love your shows. Love your foods.
    Helen Colyer
  2. Belinda's avatar

    Belinda

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    I made this tonight. Super easy and so delicious !
    Grazie mille Mary Ann !

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