Today, I looked into my fridge and found some veggies that had been enjoying the air conditioning just a little too long. They had lost their crispy crunch, and I certainly don’t care for limp veggies in my salad. However, their hours were numbered, since I do love a good soup.
If you have food that is just a bit old, and no longer perfect, pull out the saucepan and start whomping up some soup. Soups go well with sandwiches; they make a sandwich feel like a special meal. Journey with me into an easy soup recipe! All of the vegetables are rough-cut, since they will be blended anyway. I just washed the potatoes and chopped them with the peels on for a bit of extra fiber. If peels bother you, go ahead and take the time to peel them. The proportions of vegetables are what worked best for me, given the veggies that I had. You can get creative with what you have lurking in your refrigerator.
Simple Cauliflower Soup Recipe
4-5 cups of rough-chopped cauliflower florets (This was one small head of cauliflower.)
2 cups of rough-chopped red potato (You may use white, gold, or russet potatoes if you prefer.)
1 cup of rough-chopped celery
1 cup of rough-chopped onion
2 cups of water
2 tablespoons of butter
1 can of evaporated milk
Milk to bring the soup to your desired consistency, if necessary.
½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
½-1 teaspoons Greek seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste (I used 1 teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of ground white pepper.)
Bacon bits or shredded cheese, if desired
In a heavy 3-quart saucepan, add the cauliflower, potato, celery, and onion with 2 cups of water. Cover the pan and bring it to a boil on high heat. Cook on high heat for 10 minutes, then turn the heat down to medium and continue cooking for another 20 minutes. Add the butter, evaporated milk, balsamic vinegar, Greek seasoning, salt and pepper. Using a food processor, process the soup in batches, pouring the processed soup into another pan or large bowl. Be very careful when processing hot food and pouring it out of the food processor bowl. If you need to thin the soup, add a bit of milk and stir, until it is the thickness that you desire. If you want a bit of extra flavor, sprinkle the soup with bacon bits or shredded cheese after you pour it into the serving bowls.
Here are sandwiches that pair well with this soup:
*Ham Salad Sandwich
*Roast Beef Sandwich
*Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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