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Creamy Cauliflower Soup


Pureed cauliflower florets and low-sodium chicken broth serve as the base for this creamy soup recipe, while roasted cauliflower leaves are used as a garnish.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Whole Living, November 2010


  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper
  • 8 small cauliflower leaves (or 2 large leaves, coarsely chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium pot, combine chicken broth and cauliflower; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until cauliflower is very tender, about 20 minutes. Working in batches, puree cauliflower until smooth (thin it with broth, if necessary).

  2. Meanwhile, on a small baking sheet toss cauliflower leaves with oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast until brown and tender, about 10 minutes. Serve as garnish on soup.

Cook's Notes

When shopping for cauliflower, sniff -- there should be no trace of that sulfuric, overcooked-cabbage smell. Heads should be heavy and tight. Store your cauliflower in the crisper in a plastic bag for up to a week.

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