Cauliflower Soup so creamy you’d swear it was bad for you. But it’s not. Three ingredients, ten minutes, and 100% guilt-free.
Last week, I was heading out to attend an evening fundraiser, but was cooking dinner nonetheless. I had just finished making grilled chicken for Madeline (Nick was out with a friend), when my eyes fell upon the head of cauliflower in the refrigerator.
So with just a few minutes before I had to leave, I grabbed it and started to work.
I hate wasting food, but I had luckily seen a recipe for Three Ingredient Cauliflower Soup that I knew I could whip up fast.
Three ingredients. Only if you happen to count salt & pepper, and water as ingredients.
And I kind of don’t. I mean, those are throwaway ingredients, right?
Which means this is like a One Ingredient Cauliflower Soup.
However you call it, you must make it.
First, it could not be simpler. Cook the cauliflower. Throw it into your food processor with the salted water you cooked it in. Add enough water until it has reached soup consistency. Add a touch of butter.
I kid you not.
THAT IS IT.
And it makes the most amazing Cauliflower Soup that ever was.
The kind that makes you swear there must be cream in it. Or half and half.
And it doesn’t have that. None of that.
Which makes it all the more awesome.
Creamy, full-on flavor, Cauliflower Soup with zero guilt.
Which is pretty much my favorite way to eat.
Make this one, folks. If you like cauliflower, you won’t be disappointed.
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Visually, this Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a showstopper, and I made it for a cooking challenge at the CIA recently.
If you haven’t had this Cauliflower Steak with Homemade Caesar Dressing, I don’t know how to help you.
This super simple Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is a great comfort food spin when you’re craving carbs and cheese.
These Cauliflower Bread Sticks were another great riff, and delish!
This Mock Shrimp Risotto was almost as good as the real deal.
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And lastly, Cauliflower Garlic Mashed Potatoes will satisfy your comfort food craving.
Three Ingredient Cauliflower Soup
Recipe courtesy of The Shiksa in the Kitchen
1 head cauliflower, about 2 lbs.
Salt and pepper
Butter (optional, but recommended)
Remove the leaves and tough core from the cauliflower. Chop into small florets and carefully clean them. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Stir in 2 tsp of salt until dissolved. Add the cauliflower. Bring water back to boil and cover. Let cauliflower cook for about 5 minutes or until very soft and tender. Remove the cauliflower from the cooking water using a slotted spoon; reserve the salted cooking water.
Place cooked cauliflower into blender, filling it halfway. Carefully pour in cooking water until it is halfway up the cooked cauliflower. Cover the blender and blend, stopping periodically to scrape the sides, until the soup becomes a smooth puree. Add more cooking water as needed to reach desired consistency. Add salt, pepper, and butter to taste. I used 1 tbsp butter. Repeat process with remaining batch of cauliflower. Serve.