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Cauliflower and Yukon Gold Soup

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
This soup, to be served with the Willamette Valley pinot, can be made ahead, reheated, and kept warm in a slow cooker. Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 head (6 cups) cauliflower, cored and broken into florets
  • 1 pound (2 cups) cubed peeled Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 1/4 cups organic chicken broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 155
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 5 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 17 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 243 mg
  • calcium 28 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium heat, and add the shallots. Cook, stirring frequently, until shallots are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add cauliflower and potatoes to stockpot. Cover with cold water. Turn heat to high, and bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook at a simmer, uncovered, until the cauliflower and potatoes are tender, 15 minutes.

  3. Remove pot from heat and drain, reserving a few cups of the hot cooking liquid. Add butter, broth, salt, and pepper. Working in batches, puree soup in a blender until smooth. Add additional liquid as needed to reach desired consistency (fairly thin is recommended). To serve, ladle into warm bowls and drizzle each por-tion with a teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil, or more to taste.

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