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4.18.2011

PURPLE CAULIFLOWER SOUP


I finally found a way to get my kids to not only eat but be excited about eating cauliflower! We were shopping yesterday and I saw a beautiful display of purple and orange cauliflowers. The taste is the same as traditional white but the color is brilliant.
The purple color comes from anthocyanin, which may help prevent heart disease by slowing blood clotting and tests of the orange cauliflowers found they contained 25 times the concentrations of beta carotene in normal cauliflowers.
On the agenda tonight...purple asparagus! I'll let you know how that goes over.

Purple Cauliflower Soup

1 head of purple, orange or white cauliflower
2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
4 cups organic chicken broth
smoked paprika
good quality olive oil

Clean and break up cauliflower into small florets.

In a large pot or dutch oven, heat up the olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sautee for 5 minutes.

Add minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add cauliflower florets, stir to cover with oil and cook uncovered for about 5 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes. Puree soup using an emersion blender, food processor or blender and return to pot. Check seasoning. Garnish soup with smoked paprika and a drizzle of good quality olive oil.


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9 comments:

Gloria said...

I love the colour of this soup, look amazing! Tonya, I love, gloria

Kim said...

Omg that soup is gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful.

manu said...

I know this recipe I did it before. The only problem is that when the soup is cold the colour is blue!!LOL

Jennifurla said...

That is so vibrant, my adult friends would swoon and the kids would say"cool". I am lucky enough to have a veggie lover in my toddler, shocking I know!

Thanks for your kind words on my blog, I appreciate it.

À LA GRAHAM said...

Manu, you made me run to my fridge and check...mine is still purple, just a tad lighter! When I reheated it, dark purple swirls showed up as I stired. Such a beautiful and delicious soup!

manu said...

Lucky you! Btw it's delicious! Happy Easter♥

Edith Pilaff said...

What a beautiful looking soup!And congratulations on your new restaurant!
Happy Easter.

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