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How to Make Cauliflower Soup with Cheese

This quick and versatile soup makes a nice, light appetizer or a filling lunch when paired with a crisp, green salad.
Course Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Soup pot or large saucepan
  • Microwave

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower tough outer leaves removed
  • 4 oz or 100g goat cheese log cut into rough chunks
  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic roughly chopped
  • 2 green onions or scallions rinsed, roots and dried ends removed
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2-3 tbsp water option if cooking the cauliflower in the microwave
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 - 4 Cups organic chicken or vegetable stock homemade chicken stock is the best but store bought is just fine.

Optional Garnish Ideas

  • crumbled crispy bacon
  • sliced scallions
  • fried onions
  • finely diced ham

Instructions

  • If cooking the cauliflover in a microwave. Cut up the cauliflower, stems included, into small pieces and place in a large colander. Rinse thoroughly under running water and let it drain briefly when finished.
  • Place cauliflower in a large, microwave-safe dish with garlic, the white part of the green onions, and the dried parsley. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cover container and microwave on high until the cauliflower is fork tender, approximately 6-7 minutes. (Actual cooking time will vary depending on microwave strength and the amount of cauliflower used, so test after 4 minutes and adjust cooking time accordingly).
  • Remove from microwave, and fill blender container nearly half full with the steamed cauliflower mixture. Add 1 cup stock to the blender and blend until smooth. (Make sure the blender lid is adequately vented to allow steam to escape before turning on the blender).
  • Pour cauliflower puree into a large soup pot and repeat with the remaining steamed cauliflower mixture and stock until it has all been pureed and transferred to the pot.
  • Turn heat to medium and cook until the cauliflower mixture is heated through, about 5-6 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the goat cheese and stir until blended. Cook another minute or two, or until the soup is uniformly heated. If soup is too thick, add additional stock to reach the desired consistency. If it is too thin, continue cooking until excess moisture has been reduced.
  • Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Serve immediately topped with the garnishes of your choice.
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  • Note: if you don't have a microwave then cook the garlic, cauliflower (include the stems) and dried parsley in a pan of boiling water until tender. Then drain and follow the rest of the recipe.
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