Generally, when speaking about cauliflower people either admire or loathe this white plant-looking vegetable with a strange name. Cauliflower? What does that mean, exactly? Personally, I’ve eaten a stalk or two in my day and am somewhat indifferent to it. I know, I know pretty lame response, but really I could take it or leave. However, I think a lot of the “take it” part comes from how it is prepared and knowing that it contains a heaping dose of vitamin C (for those of us who care about that sort of thing). When cooked and seasoned properly, cauliflower can take on a hearty and complex taste that can be a complement to any meal. For this weeks review, I decided to test this unique vegetable, but following a cauliflower soup recipe. I found one that was featured on Good Deal with Dave Lieberman, a program that showcases affordable and quick-prep meals. And easy it was! In less than 30 minutes I had a creamy cauliflower soup that used minimal ingredients and didn’t even use any cream (which is mainly why I choose this one), so it’s possible to make this soup every day, perhaps with your own adjustment (or two)? I did make a slight adjustment, I added leeks since they were around, and I didn’t make the parmesan crisps, simply because I didn’t see it until the end…Oops!!! I ended up sprinkling some parmesan cheese and chives on top of the soup as a garnish, but I did include that part in the directions, if you would like to test that out for yourself.
- Cook Time: 25 min
- Level: Easy
- Yield: 4 to 6 servings
- 1 head cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 quart low-sodium chicken stock
- 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- *1 leek, cut up (only white part)
*Seriously Soupy’s addition
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan
- Chopped chives, for garnish
Meanwhile, make the Parmesan crisps:
Seriously Soupy Serena
Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 @ 1:28 pm
Categories: cauliflower soup, Dave Liberman, Good Deal with Dave Lieberman, leeks, onions, Silky Cauliflower Soup, Silky Cauliflower Soup with Parmesan Crisps, soup, soups.
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