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Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower soup made with just cauliflower, onion, and olive oil – hmmm. I didn’t quite believe how delicious this soup could be by even after reading review after review about how good it was. Luckily, it stood up to all the hype and was simple, delicious, and the perfect soup for anyone trying to eat healthy, on Weight Watchers, or who just wants some great soup. It is also incredibly inexpensive to make, which is always a plus. This recipe comes from Paul Bertoli and I found it on Food52. I also need to credit them with the photo today because my camera is being repaired and the phone picture just didn’t do it justice. I cut down on the olive oil and used a little less water to make it extra creamy.

Cauliflower Soup
Servings: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup
Nutritional Info: 46.4 calories, 1.9 g of fat, 6.6 of carbohydrates, 2.9 g of fiber 2.2 g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 1 *

1 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1 large head fresh cauliflower
Salt, to taste
Sprig of thyme (optional)
4 1/2 cups hot water, divided
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Warm the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Cook the onion in the olive oil over low heat without letting it brown for about 15 minutes. Don’t worry if it browns a touch, just make sure it doesn’t burn.

2. Add the cauliflower, salt and pepper to taste, and 1 cup water. Raise the heat slightly to a simmer, cover the pot tightly and stew the cauliflower for 15 to 18 minutes, or until tender.

3. Add another 3 cups hot water, bring to a low simmer and cook an additional 20 minutes uncovered. Add the thyme here if you are using it.

4. Purée the soup in a blender to a very smooth, creamy consistency. Let the soup stand for 20 minutes. In this time it will thicken slightly.

5. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, Parmesan cheese, fresh black pepper, or fresh herbs.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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4 Response to Cauliflower Soup

  1. Laura on August 21, 2012

    YUM! Just made this today and it came out great. So filling!

  2. Vickie on August 26, 2012

    Can you use the bags of Cauliflower instead of fresh?

  3. Carol on April 13, 2013

    I add a couple of Laughing Cow cheese triangles to my cauliflower soup, it gives it a cheesy creaminess!

  4. Anne on November 10, 2013

    Somehow it makes me miss potato-leek soup a little less. This is a go-to recipe for me and I make it at least twice a month in cold weather.


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