Thursday, April 19, 2012


A-Z Soups
Ok, so you know soup is important to a meal as well as your dietary well-being, but time is not always on your side. Well, today you can beat the clock because this gem of a soup can be made rapidly. Oh no, you don’t open a couple of cans and plop them into a microwave, this is a rich-tasting, culinary comforting, made from scratch soup.

You want soup with your meal for all the right reasons, so even if you’re strapped for time, this luscious potage can be your meal’s centerpiece. Please try it, you have nothing to lose, not even a lot of time.

Recipe adapted from:  365 Easy Mexican Recipes, Marge Poore, Harper Collins, New York, 1993

Quick Creamy Cauliflower Soup                             serves 6


  1. 3 tablespoons butter
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 1 ½ pounds cauliflower (a medium head) trimmed and chopped

  1. 1 cup milk
  2. 1 cup chicken broth
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. ¼ teaspoon pepper (white if you have it or black)
  5. 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  6. 2 green onions (scallions), chopped


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter on medium flame
  • Put in onion and cook 3 minutes
  • Put in cauliflower and cook, stirring 2 minutes
  • Put in Nos. 4 through 8 and bring to boiling
  • Reduce heat and simmer, covered 15 minutes, stirring intermittingly
  • Check that vegetables are soft, if not cook longer
  • Add green onions and cook 2 minutes
  • In electric blender, puree cauliflower mixture, perhaps in batches, until smooth
  • Reheat to serve hot
  • If planning ahead, put in icebox, covered

That’s it. Not only is this quick creamy cauliflower soup simple and easy to prepare, but very delicious as well. I know some cauliflower loathers who enjoy this soup, and why not?  It is very good groceries.



Lynn Proctor said...

mmmm i love cauliflower--i could exchange it more any meats!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Hmmm, I just so happen to have some cauliflower in the fridge right now. Sounds like a plan for tonight's dinner. Thanks!

Joyce said...

So are you going to bind all these posts together into a soup cookbook? : )

anthony stemke said...

LYNN PROCTOR: Yes, cauliflower is that good. Also goes good with cashews.

SUSAN FLETT SWIDERSKI: Once you see how quick 'n easy it is to prepare this, you will make it often. Enjoy.

JOYCE: I don't know. Am not very savvy with computers and most of my writing contacts are technical, not food related.
I do appreciate how you think that much of these soups though. Thank You.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love cauliflower. Turning it into soup sounds like a great idea.

The Golden Eagle
The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

Nate Wilson said...

Mmm, creamy cauliflower. And in my house, quick is definitely good. Another fine addition.

(Of the soups I missed in my absence, the kale & white bean sounds especially good. With some cold rainy days coming next week, it'll be a fine time to try out some of these recipes.)

Anonymous said...

This soup looks good. I think I might get hubby to try it if I added some crumbled bacon on it for a garnish. Or maybe some shredded ham or cheese in it.

Doreen McGettigan said...

The shredded ham and cheese on top sounds really, really good. I love cauliflower. My daughter mashes it with salt, pepper and butter and serves it like potatoes..
You should def think about turning these posts into a cook book.

anthony stemke said...

THE GOLDEN EAGLE: I agree, it does make a fine soup.

NATE WILSON: Thank You, your taste is impeccable.

SUSANNE DRAZIC: Crumpled bacon or ham with cheese is an excellent idea. One time I made this soup and grated asiago into the pot. But I wanted to keep it simple as possible here. Thanks for your brilliant suggestion.

DOREEN MCGETTIGAN: We often puree cauliflower with a little garlic and cheese as a mashed potato substitute.
Your daughter, like you, is obviously a great thinker.

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