Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Cream of Cauliflower Soup
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This Spring started out rainy, then became the season I hoped it would be- beautiful fresh air throughout the day without a cloud in the skies, dew drops on the leaves in the morning, songbirds singing cheerfully, and new life appearing everywhere. Sounds like something out of the Little House on the Prairie, right? Well, that idyllic Spring season took a blustery turn this weekend and we spent it dodging winds, rain and what felt like dreary Fall days. I thought I’d be making pea soup by now, not something a little creamier and heartier, but this recipe for Cream of Cauliflower Soup came in handy. I hope you’ll like it, and enjoy it on much warmer days than we’ve been experiencing. It’s easy to make and super delicious, especially if you like soups as a hearty part of your meals. I started out with a few simple ingredients- of course one head of cauliflower,
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter (two pats)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds cauliflower (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups Saffron Road Culinary Classic Vegetable Broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Fresh or dried parsley
  • Fresh Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a deep saucepan or medium size Dutch oven, heat the butter and oil together. Once the butter begins to froth, add the onions and garlic. Stir vigorously so the garlic doesn't burn. Once the onions are translucent, add the cauliflower. Heat until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the Saffron Road Culinary Classic Vegetable Broth , then bring the mixture to a boil. Cover the pot and turn heat to a simmer. Cook for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid and also remove the pan from the heat. Using a hand blender, grind all the ingredients until you reach a creamy texture. Bring the pan back to the heat, on low.
  4. Pour in the milk and stir gently. Once the soup has warmed, ladle into soup bowls and top with parsley and Parmesan cheese, if desired.