Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Posted on May 25, 2014

Whether you are a vegetarian or you prefer eating a lot of meat, you must always try to include a lot of soups in your diet. despite the fact that our society is constantly changing, vegetable soups are always on top of the healthy dishes and the basic recipes remain unchanged. There are thousands of available recipes, and they can be adapted to all known vegetables. The cauliflower soup is particularly tasty and it is this recipe that we will be exploring today. If you decide on a cauliflower soup recipe then you should also find out about some amazing health benefits of this vegetable.

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Closely related to broccoli, the cauliflower is from the same family as cabbage and Brussels sprouts. The nutrient dense white florets of the cauliflower plant play a very important role in keeping us healthy. This vegetable is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate and potassium. It is also a source of dietary fiber. And no matter if some strains of cauliflower are colored orange or purple, this plant is very good for our regular meals.

Another good thing you should know about this vegetable is that it is classified as a Cruciferous vegetable. These vegetables are known for their cancer fighting benefits. According to some specialists, some vegetables and cauliflower in particular may have certain phytochemicals that may help in reducing the risk of some types of hereditary cancer. As you can see, there are enough reasons for you to pick a cauliflower soup recipe that helps you stay healthy and it is also a treat for the family. That being said, the following recipe is simple and it takes very little time to cook. It can be prepared as often as possible as it is extremely healthy.

Ingredients
-one large cauliflower head
-onions
-butter
-two tablespoons of all-purpose flour
-table salt and ground black pepper
-a can of chicken broth
-three cups of milk
-cheddar cheese
-freshly chopped parsley.

Cooking instructions
You should start with washing, draining and removing any leaves from the head of cauliflower. The cauliflower should be cut into bite size pieces. The next step is to put the chopped cauliflower and a teaspoon of salt into a large pan, cover it with water and bring the pan to a boil. The cauliflower should be cooked until it becomes soft, you should get rid of the extra water in case you put too much.

In another pan, you should put the chopped onions with the butter and cook them until they become tender as well. The next step to follow is to blend in the flour, salt and ground black pepper and after a few minutes slowly stir in the chicken broth and milk. The mixture should be cooked over medium heat until it reaches the boiling point. Among the last things to do in your cauliflower soup recipe is to stir in the cheddar cheese, the cauliflower and the fresh chopped parsley. The soup should be left on low heat for at least 5 minutes and after removed from the heat and served warm.