This cauliflower leek soup recipe is another great addition to our list of superb low calorie meals and this one offers liver loving veggies, high nutrition and great taste.
For those who like cauliflower this recipe offers a tasty way to enjoy this cruciferous vegetable, or should we say this liver loving food that helps detoxify the body.
This vegetable may lack in color but is certainly abundant in vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
It is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, vitamin B5 and folate. It also contains potassium, manganese, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, manganese, phosphorous and is a good source of dietary fiber.
3 cups cauliflower, wash and cut into small florets
1 large leek or 2 smaller ones, wash well and chop
1 good sized carrot chopped
1 celery stalk chopped
1 fresh tomato chopped
1 good sized potato chopped
1 small red bell pepper seeded and chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
2 cups chicken broth
3 cups of water
Salt & pepper to taste
In a large soup pot melt butter on medium high and add all the veggies except the dill. Sauté the vegetables for about 6-8 minutes over medium heat until a little translucent.
Now add the flour and mix it in with the sautéed vegetables. This is a really quick way of thickening your soup without adding any extra fat.
It is time to add the broth, water and a little salt and pepper. Stir well and brink to a boil. Reduce to low heat, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes until veggies are tender to your liking.
It’s a good idea to check if the vegetables are done by piercing them with a fork. When done, remove from heat and stir in the freshly chopped dill.
Makes 4 – 6 servings
Top the soup with a sprig of fresh dill or thinly sliced green onions.
Take a little extra time to wash leeks thoroughly because leeks grow in layers and most times the dirt hides easily between the layers.
The only way to make sure that the leeks are free from dirt is by separating and washing all the leaves before chopping them up.
As usually, never fear if you do not have any chicken broth handy. Though using broth does give homemade soup that extra flavorful zing, you can substitute the broth with water and add 2 chicken bouillon cubes and it will still be an amazingly healthy and tasty meal.
This soup offers lots of dietary fiber which is so important to stay regular and avoid constipation issues and yes it can be made in about 30 minutes.
So I hope you give this tasty dish a try.
Wishing you health and happiness