Let’s talk about Cauliflower and why we all should include it in our diet. First of all, it’s packed full of nutrients such as vitamin A and K and it’s full of fiber. A great thing for me because I always forget to take my vitamins. Also, it is an extremely versatile vegetable to cook with and it has the ability to take on any flavor you introduce to it. Another cool thing about cauliflower is that it naturally has pectin in it, which means when you blend it up it turns out to be really creamy. That is a great thing when making soups because you don’t need to add additional cream or flour to achieve a creamy textured cauliflower soup.
I love creamy soups, but hate the guilt I feel after eating all that cream… well bye, bye guilt I can eat heaps of creamy luscious cauliflower soup GUILT FREE….Yay!!!
I am really big on textures when it comes to food… Are any of you like that? Texture and flavor go hand in hand for me. If something tastes delicious but the texture is off… I will not eat it. So for texture purposes when I am making soup I always add some croutons…I love the crunch factor. Let’s face it though croutons are pretty standard and sometimes you want something extra. Pumpkin seeds are that something extra. I toasted up some seeds with butter and added it to my luscious cauliflower soup. The crunchy salty buttery pumpkin seeds are absolutely delicious paired with this soup…Gives that perfect crunch factor.
Please make this healthy cauliflower soup with toasted pumpkin, it is worth it. You can make it under 30 minutes and it requires just a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in the fridge. A bonus is that if you like me made a resolution this year to eat healthier and eat more veggies this fits that criteria.