Makeover Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Makeover Cauliflower Soup Recipe Categories: Soup
Nb persons: 11

      * 2 celery ribs, chopped
      * 1 small onion, chopped
      * 1 medium carrot, chopped
      * 2 tablespoons butter
      * 1 large head cauliflower, (2 pounds), broken into florets
      * 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
      * 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
      * 2 cups 2% milk
      * 3/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
      * 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
      * 1 teaspoon salt
      * 1 teaspoon dill weed
      * 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

* In a Dutch oven, saute the celery, onion and carrot in butter for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in cauliflower and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
* In a blender, process vegetable mixture in batches until smooth. Return all to the pan. Heat over medium heat.
* In a small bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; stir into puree. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in the half-and-half, parsley, salt, dill and pepper. Heat through. Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).

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