Simple Cauliflower Soup

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 15 min 4
Simple Cauliflower Soup
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1 tbsp Butter, unsalted
1 medium head Cauliflower (cut into florets)
1/4 cup Chives (chopped)
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch Salt
4 cup Water


Cook cauliflower florets in salted water: Bring 1 quart of water to a rolling boil in a medium-sized pot. Add 2 teaspoons of salt to the water. Add the cauliflower florets, and cook until cooked through, about 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove florets to a bowl. Reserve cooking water.

Purée cooked cauliflower: Working in batches, fill a blender half-way with cooked cauliflower, add enough cooking water to the blender bowl so that it comes up a quarter of the way. Purée until smooth. You want the consistency to be that of soup, so if you need to add more water, do so.

Add salt and butter: or each blender batch, add salt and butter to taste (about 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and about a tablespoon or more of butter for each blender batch). Since you are using only lightly salted cooking water for a base, not stock, you will need to salt this more than you would otherwise.

Serve immediately into bowls. Drizzle olive oil over the top and sprinkle with chopped chives.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 96
Calories from fat 61
Calories from saturated fat 22.6
Total Fat 6.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.3 g
Cholesterol 8.4 mg
Sodium 92 mg
Potassium 439 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.3 g
Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
Sugars 2.8 g
Protein 2.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Vegetables 2.8

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