Purple Cauliflower Soup

Purple Cauliflower Soup

When I was a little girl, I was always attracted to foods that had vibrant, bright colors and I still feel the same ways as an adult. Plant foods taste delectable and have some amazing colors that are so beautiful! I love eating with the colors of the rainbow because these wonderful foods contain powerful nutrients that nourish and help protect the body from disease.

 

I just went shopping at my local farmer’s market over the weekend and found a gorgeous purple cauliflower that drew me in with its deep purple color! This cauliflower was truly a sight to see! I had to take this beauty home immediately and figure out what I wanted to make with it.

 

Once I got home, I decided to make a purple cauliflower soup because I like eating hot soups especially during the fall and winter months. This hot soup is great to enjoy for an easy lunch or with dinner. Once I tried the soup I knew it was going to be one I would make again and again because it was so delicious and comforting. Who knew that purple soup could taste so good!
My easy recipe is made with garlic, homemade chicken bone broth, pastured organic butter, onions, fresh herbs, and coconut milk which really showcases the flavor of the cauliflower and lets it shine. You could also substitute vegetable stock and coconut oil for a tasty vegan version.

 

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Purple Cauliflower

 

Purple cauliflower is an exceptional source of nutrients for protection of the body. The vibrant purple color signals the presence of anthocyanin a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radical damage and premature aging. Purple cauliflower is also rich in vitamin C and K, B vitamins, potassium, manganese, and fiber that work together to help detox the body, fight inflammation and diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other degenerative diseases.

 

I hope you can find purple cauliflower at your local farmer’s market so you can try my recipe and enjoy both the great flavor and health benefits of this amazing vegetable!

 

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If you want to make your own homemade bone broth to use in my soup recipe check out this fantastic post on the benefits of bone broth with a great recipe included from Kula Mama.

 

What is your favorite way to eat cauliflower? Please contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment below.

 

 

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Purple Cauliflower Soup

Paleo, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free

Makes 3-4 servings

1 large head organic purple cauliflower (at least 3 pounds)

2 tablespoons pastured organic butter or organic virgin coconut oil

1 small peeled white onion-chopped into small pieces

3 minced garlic cloves

Himalayan Pink salt—to taste

Fresh ground black pepper—to taste

4 cups organic chicken bone broth/stock or organic vegetable stock*

1 bay leaf

2 teaspoons thyme leaves

½ teaspoon rosemary leaves

¼ teaspoon oregano leaves

½ cup organic coconut milk—preservative free

 

1. Remove green leaves from the bottom of the cauliflower and wash it to remove any dirt. Cut cauliflower into florets and set aside 5 florets for later.

2. Place 2 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil in a large pot with a lid and melt on medium heat then add onion. Sprinkle onion with sea salt and cook for 3-4 minutes until it starts to get soft. Add garlic during the last 1 to 2 minutes and continue cooking until the garlic starts to soften but not get dark brown.

3. Add remaining purple cauliflower florets to the pot and sprinkle with pink salt and black pepper to taste. Pour in chicken stock or vegetable stock and add the bay leaf, thyme, rosemary, and oregano leaves.

4. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and add in coconut milk. Cover pot and simmer for around 20-25 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender.

5. Once cauliflower is tender, remove bay leaf and puree soup with either an immersion stick blender or regular blender until smooth. Taste soup and adjust seasoning if needed.

6. Break remaining 5 raw cauliflower florets into smaller pieces. Pour soup into bowls and top with the floret pieces. Enjoy immediately!

*If you use a commercial brand of stock, either choose low sodium or adjust the pink salt used in the recipe.

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Wow what? How cool is that… my favorite color.. in soup… o_o so pretty!
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  2. Hi Shelley,
    great recipe.
    It is good to know that the soup contains the color, which looks very attractive to me.
    The photo of the cauliflour is stunning with the purple and green contrast!
    I never heard of “anthocyanin”.
    How great that something that looks so good is also so good for you!

    Thank you for sharing this!

    To eating with all the senses!
    Yorinda
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  3. Hi Shelley,

    I did not know purple cauliflower existed.

    Neat!

    Amazing health benefits.

    And a cool recipe too.

    Thanks!
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  4. Shelley,

    It certainly is a beautiful plant. Purple is powerful. My wife and I attend a nutrition class every week and our instructor repeatedly suggests eating a rainbow of veggies and the value of each color.

    As for cauliflower, I’ve found my favorite way is mashed. It’s so much like mashed potatoes but without the glycemic bang. With some ingenuity mashed cauliflower is a creative and tasty addition to most any meal. Now, purple cauliflower would just add the extra zing to a delightful plate.

    Thanks for introducing us to purple cauliflower. Barney from Sesame Street will never be the same.

    Best,

    RICK
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    • Rick, so happy to hear that you and your wife are attending nutrition classes weekly! Eating with the rainbow is the best way to improve your health. I hope you seek out the purple variety and try it in your mashed cauliflower recipe, you will love it!
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  5. It certainly looks really pretty!! I’ve never seen purple cauliflower. For ordinary white cauli, I steam it, then make a cheese sauce to put on top, and put it in the grill to melt the cheese.
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  6. Great recipe … and what a fabulous idea for purple cauliflower…!
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  7. Ooh… that is very vivid! AND, I really do like cauliflower. It’s getting colder, so soups are in season now
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  8. Made this for dinner tonight using orange cauliflower. FABULOUS!!! Now I know what to contribute to Thanksgiving dinner w/friends. Thanks for the recipe:))

  9. Purple cauliflower soup sounds about right. Yummm!
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