Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Real Fast Food - Cauliflower Soup


I know sounds weird right? But this soup is actually very tasty and takes only minutes to make. It tastes similar to potato soup but one serving of cauliflower soup has only 9 grams of carbohydrate but provides 3.5 grams of fibre and lots of lovely nutrients. 

Soups are a great way to increase your veggie and nutrient intake and what better to warm you up on a cold winter day...


Cauliflower Soup:
2 tbsp butter
3 stalks of celery chopped (note you can substitute 2 leeks if you prefer)
2 tsp of nutmeg
2 tsp of pepper (preferably white)
1 head of cauliflower cut into medium pieces
2 cups of chicken or vegetable stock 
1.5 cups of water
2 bay leaves

Warm butter in a large pot and add celery cooking over low to medium heat and stirring for 4-5 minutes until celery glistens. Add nutmeg, pepper and cauliflower and stir to coat for 3 minutes. Add stock, water and bay leaves. Bring pot to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cover with lid. Allow to cook until cauliflower is quite tender (soft when poked with a fork) which usually takes about 20 minutes. Use a hand blender (or food processor) to blend the soup until a smooth creamy consistency. Eat! Makes 6 medium servings or 4 large. 


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