Recipe: Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

This soup wasn’t very thick, but everyone in my family liked it. It was actually perfect for the warmer weather.  I served it with whole wheat drop biscuits, but in the future I will add one additional item to the meal to make sure everyone in my family gets their fill.  I used rice milk, but I think using soy milk or heavy cream (if you prefer) might make it a little thicker.  It was a great way to use up that head of cauliflower, though.  Also, it looks like a lot of ingredients at first glance, but most of them are spices.  It came together pretty quickly last minute close to dinnertime.  I adapted this recipe from savvyvegetarian.  My version is below.  I modified some spices based on what I had available, and I added nutritional yeast for extra flavor and vitamin B12.

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 med. head of cauliflower, separated into medium/large pieces
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. rosemary
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 3 Tbsp. potato starch
  • 2 cups rice milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • pepper to taste

Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Add cauliflower, cover, and lower heat to simmer the cauliflower for 20 minutes.  Pour this into the Vitamix and blend until smooth.  ***You might want to wait until it has cooled before blending.  I don’t usually have much time to wait, so I blend it hot.  I just make sure to push down on the cover so the heat doesn’t send it shooting off the top of the blender, effectively spraying hot soup everywhere. Learned that one the hard way!***  Add olive oil to same saucepan and heat, then saute pressed garlic for a minute or two.  Add spices and potato starch and cook on low for a minute or two.  Stir in rice milk and nutritional yeast with a whisk and heat until bubbling.  It is very important to constantly stir this mixture the entire time. This is a great job for an older child who you trust around the hot burner.  I get bored with whisking for any length of time, but a child will love it, and it actually is a critical step to ensure that the soup doesn’t turn out lumpy!  Stir in cauliflower puree from the Vitamix and heat to desired temperature.  Add in pepper to taste.  I just realized that this would probably taste wonderful with some roasted pumpkin seeds sprinkled on top.  I have a great recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds that I use as “bacon bits”, which I will be sure to share if anyone is interested.  Enjoy!

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