Cauliflower in our national kitchenappeared not so long ago. In the time of Catherine the Great this vegetable was considered delicious and was only available to rich Russians. To the palace kitchen he was discharged from abroad and paid fabulous money for this. Therefore soon it was decided to grow up the colorful cauliflower grown on the domestic vegetable beds and this vegetable became affordable and not so expensive. And yet, finally, "registered" cauliflower in our menu just recently. Evaluating the taste of this overseas vegetable, we learned how to cook a lot of dishes from it. Therefore, for example, soup from cauliflower - the recipe is far from exotic for our cuisine. However, many people still do not know that it is possible to prepare it in different ways. Try the proposed recipes in practice and choose the one that you like best.
Cheese soup made from cauliflower
This recipe can be called the most popular! An amazing combination of delicate taste of cauliflower and processed cheese, and in addition - small elastic meatballs from chicken ground meat. This is delicious! Ingredients:
- 1 carrot;
- 2 potatoes;
- 1 head of onions;
- 1 head of cauliflower;
- 1 pod of bell pepper;
- 2 processed cheese;
- 200 g of chicken ground meat;
- 1 raw egg;
- vegetable oil.
Preparation: We put a 2-liter pot of water on the fire and leave it to boil. Meanwhile, the head of onions and carrots are cleaned and washed. Then cut the carrots into strips, and chop the onions. After that, we warm up the vegetable oil in the brazier and fry the carrots with onion together until the vegetables are covered with a golden crust. Potatoes are also cleaned and mine, and then cut the tubers into small cubes. Headed cauliflower on the inflorescence and washed. From chicken ground meat, we make meatballs, adding to the stuffing an egg and salt with ground black pepper. As soon as the water in the saucepan boils, we lower the meatballs into it, reduce the heat and cook the soup for about 5 minutes. After that, we put in the soup cut potatoes, cauliflower inflorescences and carrot-onion roast. Leave the soup to cook for 20 minutes, and at the very least, season it with black ground pepper and fresh herbs. After 5 minutes, our fragrant cheesy soup with cauliflower is ready. You can give him a little to stand, and then take a sample.
Creamy cauliflower soup
The soup-puree recipe with cauliflower is also quite popular. We offer you one of its options. Ingredients:
- 1 head (about 600 g) of cauliflower;
- 5 medium-sized potatoes;
- 2 heads of onions;
- 3 tablespoons of canned corn;
- 100 g of soft processed cheese;
- 1 cup cream 10% fat;
- 1 pinch of nutmeg;
- vegetable oil;
- black ground pepper
- green onions.
Preparation: We put a pot of water on the fire, add a little salt, a little sugar and let the water boil. In the meantime, we disassemble cabbage heads for the inflorescence, wash them, and the code water will boil, we send it to the pan. At the same time, some of the inflorescences are left. Cook cabbage until ready. While cabbage is boiled, we clean both my potatoes and onions. Potatoes cut into cubes and add to the cabbage, when it is almost ready. Onion finely shred and fry until golden in the brazier with vegetable oil. When cabbage and potatoes are completely welded, crush them with a blender to a smoothie state, pour warmed cream into a saucepan and spread the cream cheese. Then cover the pan with a lid and bring the soup to a boil, then add the remaining cabbage, canned corn and fried onions. Continue cooking soup until ready cabbage, try to salt, pepper, put the nutmeg and season with black ground pepper and green onions. We serve soup with bread crumbs.
Cauliflower soup with green peas
The fact that green peas are inseparablethe ingredient in most salads, everyone knows. But the recipe for a soup of green peas is known to a few. We suggest you to cook soup from green peas and cauliflower. The soup is light and hearty, great for dietary nutrition. Ingredients:
- a small head of cauliflower;
- half a can of green peas;
- 4 medium-sized potatoes;
- 1 head of onions;
- 1 carrot;
- chicken bouillon;
- fresh greens;
Preparation: A pan with broth is put on the fire and we let the broth boil. Meanwhile, we clean carrots, onions, potatoes, and we sort out cabbage for inflorescences. My vegetables and cut potatoes - small brusochkami, carrots - straws, and onions finely shinkuem. When the broth begins to boil, put the carrot, potatoes and onions into it and bring the broth to a boil. Next we put the cauliflower and cook the soup for about 15-20 minutes. After that, add green peas, reduce fire and continue cooking soup for another 5 minutes. At the end of cooking, we put freshly chopped greens in a pan, salt soup, season it with spices. Cover the pan with a lid and leave our soup to insist. We serve with sour cream and fresh bread.
Green cauliflower soup
A wonderful recipe for a light vegetable soup-mashed potatoes. This soup can be made from fresh vegetables or frozen. So this recipe is suitable for any season. Ingredients:
- 1 liter of water or chicken broth;
- 1 small head of cauliflower;
- 400 g of green beans;
- 1 medium size zucchini (400-500 g);
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil;
- half a teaspoon of paprika;
- 2 sprigs of thyme;
- 2 sprigs of basil;
- 2 branches of rosemary;
- sweet bell pepper.
Preparation: We put pan with broth on the fire. While the broth (water) boils, my vegetables and cut the string beans and zucchini cubes, and cabbage head is sorted into inflorescences. If we use frozen vegetables to make soup, then we will not have to cut them any more. These vegetables can be added to the soup, even without pre-defrosting. When the broth in the saucepan boils, we spread into it crushed vegetables, add salt, rosemary, basil, paprika and thyme. Continue cooking the soup until the vegetables are soft. We take out sprigs of spicy herbs from the pan and afterwards using a blender or a mixer we pour the vegetables. If necessary, add a little boiling water to achieve the desired density of soup-puree, pour in vegetable oil or put a small piece of creamy. We mix everything thoroughly, cover the pan with a lid and cook the soup on high heat for another 8 or 10 minutes. We serve soup, decorating it with rings of Bulgarian pepper and fresh finely chopped greens.
Cauliflower soup in microwave oven
A wonderful soup recipe, which is cooked easily and quickly in a microwave oven. And this soup turns out to be light and beautiful, as different vegetables are used for its preparation. Ingredients:
- 1 liter of chicken broth or water;
- 100 g of cauliflower,
- 100 g of green peas;
- 1 head of onions;
- 1 fresh tomato;
- 1 carrot;
- 1 potato tuber;
- 1 celery root,
- 1 tablespoon butter;
- black ground pepper;
- fresh greens (for your taste).
Preparation: Prepare this soup is incredibly simple! First you just need to clean and wash all the vegetables. Then it is necessary to cut the head of onions in rings, put a piece of butter and onion in a microwave oven and put it in the oven. At a power of 600 W, heat the onion for about 1-2 minutes until it becomes soft. Then take the dishes out of the oven, cut the potatoes, celery and carrots into small cubes, add the vegetables to a bowl, add chicken broth, salt and black ground pepper, cover the dishes and put it back on. Continue to cook the soup at the same capacity for 15 minutes. During this time, the vegetables will become soft. After 15 minutes, again take out the soup from the microwave, add the green peas and diced tomatoes, and continue cooking for 3 more minutes. In the last turn, fill the soup with cauliflower inflorescences and send the dishes to the microwave for 3 minutes again. All! Our wonderful summer soup is ready! You can start eating! And when serving soup, it is desirable to season with fresh herbs.
Mushroom creamy soup made from cauliflower
With this recipe, you can vary not only the everyday menu. Recipe for mushroom soup will be right when you are not fasting, or, for example, replenish the diet menu. Ingredients:
- 1.5 liters of water;
- 1 head of cauliflower (300 g);
- 5-6 pieces of fresh champignons;
- 1 carrot;
- 2 processed cheese;
- ground black pepper;
- fresh greens.
Preparation: Fused cheeses are put into the freezer so that it is easier to grate them. We put a pot of water on the fire and wait for the boiling water. Meanwhile, we clean both my vegetables and mushrooms and grind them. Champignons cut into plates, we sort out cabbage on inflorescences, carrots grind on a large grater. When the water in the saucepan boils, add salt, a little sugar and crushed vegetables and mushrooms. Cook the soup on a small fire until the full availability of vegetables and champignons. Then grate the melted cheese on the grater and add them to the soup. The soup is mixed, we reduce the heat and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes. During this time, the cheese should completely dissolve in the vegetable broth, and soup - to acquire a rich creamy taste. If desired, you can add butter to the soup, but you need to serve it with fresh herbs and crispy white bread. As you can see, the soup recipes from cauliflower are not so little. This vegetable is perfectly combined with cheese and cream, with tomatoes and green peas, with mushrooms and shrimps. And you can cook this soup in vegetable or meat broth. By the way, to preserve the color of cabbage when cooking, you need to add a little sugar to the water or broth. And still there is an opinion that the tasty cabbage cooked on mineral water turns out especially tasty. So for every taste, you can choose a suitable recipe. The main thing, cook with pleasure. Enjoy your appetite and success in the culinary field!