Cauliflower is full of fiber and Vitamin C, making it a powerhouse vegetable for cold & flu season. This 3 Ingredient Cauliflower Soup from Kathleen Ashmore is simple, healthy and delicious — an easy winner in our eyes.
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, sliced thin
- 1 head of cauliflower about 1 1/2 pounds
- Kosher salt
- 5 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable stock or water
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, for serving
- Fresh cracked black pepper
Heat a large pot with olive oil over medium-low heat.
Add sliced onion and cook low and slow, stirring, for 15 minutes. If the onion starts to brown, turn the heat down as we are not trying to achieve color on them.
Add the cauliflower, one teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 cup of the vegetable stock.
Raise the heat to medium, cover the pot, and stew the cauliflower for 15-18 minutes.
Add the remaining 5 cups of stock, bring to a low simmer, and cook uncovered for an additional 20 minutes.
Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender until very smooth. The cauliflower will be so tender that this will not take long.
Transfer back to the pot and let stand for 20 minutes to thicken slightly.
Reheat the soup a bit, if necessary, and ladle into shallow bowls.
Top with a drizzle of olive oil and cracked black pepper. I have garnished with chopped roasted almonds and fresh thyme here as well. Lots of possibilities!