This cauliflower soup recipe will blow your mind. It will leave you satisfied and wondering….how in the heck there are no potatoes in it?
Cauliflower is loaded with vitamin C, containing many cancer-fighting properties. It is also rich in vitamin K, which has numerous anti-inflammatory benefits. This soup is low in calories and very high in nutrients. As far as soup goes- it doesn’t get much better!
This recipe is simple, satisfying and very nourishing – what more could you ask for? 🙂
- 1 medium head of cauliflower, core out and chopped roughly
- 1 medium white onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves chopped
- 3 cups salt reduced chicken or vegetable stock
- 2/3 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup diced bacon<
- 1 tbsp ghee or 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 egg
- A little coconut or macadamia oil to fry bacon in
- One Can of coconut milk
- In a large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of ghee until medium hot. Sauté onion for 3-4 minutes or until soft and translucent.
- Add cauliflower, garlic, coconut milk and stock and bring to boil. Turn the heat down and cook covered for 8-10 minutes.
- In the meantime, pan fry the bacon pieces until crisp.
- At an 8 minute mark, break one whole egg into a smaller saucepan or a metallic mixing bowl that will fit over the larger cooking saucepan. I used a smaller saucepan that I could hold over the steam from the cooking cauliflower soup. While holding the smaller saucepan close to the steam but not touching the simmering liquid, continuously whisk the egg for about 3 minutes until it gets frothy and smooth. It will look almost like a thickened yellowish cream. Set aside.
- Transfer cauliflower soup contents into a blender or food processor to puree until smooth. You can use a hand held puree blender as well. Add 2/3 teaspoon of sea salt and black pepper, process mixture until smooth. Then while the blender is still on, pour in the egg cream. Stop once everything is incorporated. Taste for salt.
- Serve with fresh herbs like chives, parsley or basil and crispy bacon sprinkled on top
I use turkey bacon, as I am not a fan of pork, and extra garlic. And sometimes I will add broccoli into the mix. I also use two cans of coconut milk to add to the creaminess and smooth flavor, while completely skipping number four in the instructions above.