Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Like most European countries, Scandinavians don’t eat one big dish they instead spread out their meal with small ones. But in their case, they usually pick a soup to start (which fills you up), then and only then move on to a fish or meat dish. Try this hearty, low cal option. This is a Weight Watchers recipe. Enjoy!
- 5 1⁄2 cups cauliflower florets
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons margarine (I still use butter!)
- 1⁄2 cup onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 dash pepper
- 1 dash nutmeg
- Combine cauliflower, water and salt in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until cauliflower is tender; let cool slightly.
- Transfer 2 cups cauliflower (including cooking liquid) to blender container and process until smooth. Repeat procedure, 2 cups at a time, until all cauliflower and cooking liquid has been processed.
- In same, now-empty saucepan, melt margarine; add onion and sauté until translucent. Sprinkle with flour and bouillon and stir quickly to combine; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually add milk and cook, stirring constantly, until flour mixture is completely dissolved and liquid thickens; stir in pureed cauliflower. Reduce heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through; stir in pepper.
- Ladle into soup bowls and top each portion with dash nutmeg.
Nice, silky-smooth cauliflower soup. I like that it's not loaded with fat and cheese. I made this as written, using butter in place of margarine. The nutmeg garnish was a nice touch. I did find it just a little bland, or "mild" in flavor, but that works for a starter soup for a big meal. Still, I think I'd add some other herbs and spices next time. Thanx for sharing!
Great way to use up cauliflower. We used purple cauliflower, and the dish had a very vibrant hue. very tasty. made for zwt6
What a very nice soup, the grating of nutmeg on top was a very nice touch. DH has asked me to make this kind of soup in the past and I just never got round to it. It was very creamy and it had a lot more flavour than I thought cauliflower soup would have. I used butter also, I don't use marg. I think I will be making this one again. Thank you for posting. Made for ZWT#6 2010