Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a simple, healthy recipe. I couldn't believe that cauliflower and water could be so creamy and flavorful. I added curry powder after pureeing the cauliflower. You could also add chicken boullion to the water and/or fresh herbs.
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 -1 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1 tablespoon pepper (or to taste)
- curry or other spices
- Add cauliflower to food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
- Transfer to a large pot and cover with water.
- Boil until cauliflower is completely tender and there are no more floating pieces - about 30 minutes (the time will depend on the size of the cauliflower bits).
- Take mixture back to food processor and puree until completely smooth. It's important to fully puree the the cauliflower - until it's very creamy.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste, adding more water if necessary.
This is a good soup base, though it definitely needs jazzing up. I made liberal use of salt, cayenne pepper, curry, soy sauce, sriracha, and balsamic vinegar... and then I topped it off with parmesan shreds and toasted almond slices. After that, my family pronounced it good. This was on a night when my cauliflower-averse partner was on a busines trip to Antarctica; when he returns, I have a mind to make it and say it's potato soup and see if he buys it ;) Thanks for the recipe! I might try it with veggie broth instead of water next time.
Totally Guilt-Free!! Really super! I added onion, carrot and celery sauteed in a teaspoon of olive oil. I steamed the cauliflower, reserving the steaming liquid to thin the soup. I also put a little grated asiago on the side to sprinkle on top. The next day I added leftover steamed broccoli to the leftover soup - delicious! I will make again!
This recipe was absolutely, amazingly delicious! I really didn't believe I would like it but this is definitely a keeper. It's a great soup, even for those who aren't avoiding fat, etc. Btw, thank you VickyJ for pointing out the salt typo. I used just 1 tsp and it was perfect for a large head of cauliflower. I also added the freshly ground pepper prior to pureeing it & found that the soup ended up nice & spicy (yum!) If you don't like it spicy it's probably better to add the pepper after the second puree (like the recipe says). Other than those 2 changes, I made it just as described & it was fantastic. Thanks for the recipe Reddyrat!