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Cauliflower Soup With Garlic Croutons

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Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup With Garlic Croutons

 

My children love soups…….HOWEVER…. I do not make soup often not sure why and I realized that if I make a soup it’s always the same.

 

You can say I got caught in a vicious 4 kinds-of-soups circle and it was time to break it.

 

So last night as I was planning my meals for this week I realized I had a head of cauliflower that I bought over a week ago and I needed to do something with it before it goes to waste.

 

There is always first time for everything …..and it was time to make a CAULIFLOWER SOUP…..for the first time.

 

Hubby suggested that I put bacon and potatoes in it ,  but I went with Garlic Croutons instead.

 

That turned out to be a great call……

 

……especially after my never ever, no way no-cauliflower eating 12 year old asked for second helping…..

 

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Head of Cauliflower (about 1 lbs)
  • 1 Onion (small and finely chopped)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp Butter (I used Bacon fat I keep in my fridge to make hubs happy)
  • 4 Tbsp Flour
  • 2 cups Vegetable Stock (water is fine too)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley(chopped)
  • Garlic Croutons

STEP 1: Take apart cauliflower into small florets.Cut up the stem into little chunks. Put it into large pot with boiling water and add salt. Cook on medium.

STEP 2: Meanwhile make a rue from the butter (or bacon fat) and flour. Add the chopped onion and garlic. Cook for few minutes while stirring. Add the vegetable stock and cook for few more minutes.

STEP 3: Add the rue mixture into the pot with the cooking cauliflower. Add the pepper to taste and keep cooking on medium low for another 20 minutes. Make sure the soup is not boiling.

STEP 4: Chopped the parsley and add it to the soup. The soup is ready, but I left it to simmer for another 30-40 minutes to get all the flavors out . I suggest you do that if you have time. It’s sure worth it.

STEP 5: Pour the soup into serving bowls and add handful of garlic croutons on top.

 

 

TIP:You can make your own croutons from old bread, olive oil and garlic powder or you can just buy them in your local grocery store.

 

 

 

Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup With Garlic Croutons

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11 Responses to “Cauliflower Soup With Garlic Croutons”

  1. Debbie says:

    I love cauliflower and have started cooking with it much more this past year. This recipe looks great!Stopped by from SITS.

  2. Ruby says:

    I love croutons I think i would try this just cuz of the croutons yummy! stopping by from SITS

  3. Miss Rowley says:

    looks good i will have to give it a try. thanks for posting it. visiting from sits. have a great day.

  4. Pchanner says:

    Sounds delicious. Will have to try it one day. Visiting from SITS.

  5. Looks great!! Cauliflower is so healthy, and acts like a potato in a way. Great idea! Looks so yummy. Also, loved your "Man and bacon" comment. So true! What man doesn't love bacon?

  6. Cauliflower soup is always a nice treat, and these garlic croutons looks great too!Thank you,CCR=:~)

  7. Brook says:

    That looks great! I'll have to keep stopping by your blog for dinner ideas. :) Thanks for posting!Kindest regards,Brook

  8. I'm obsessed with soups. Popped in from SITS!

  9. Rachel says:

    Yum! Anything with garlic croutons sounds good to me. I might add in that bacon though. Around here, it's "women and their bacon", too!!

  10. Just stopping in from SITS today. Have a great evening

  11. Oh yummy! I love cauliflower! Your addition of the croutons takes it to the next level of scrumptiousness!

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