Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

Is it difficult to eat vegetables? Here is a savory soup to help overcome those difficulties.

Ingredients:

• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

• 2 large leeks, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced and rinsed

• 4 cups chopped cauliflower florets (from 1 medium head)

• 2 1/2 cups low-fat milk, divided

• 2 cups water

• 1 bay leaf

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 teaspoon white or black pepper

• 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

• 1 1/2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese

• 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:

1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring, until very soft. Duration: About 5 minutes.
2. Add cauliflower, 2 cups milk, water, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over
medium-high heat, stirring often.

3. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is soft. Duration: About 8 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/2 cup milk and flour in a small bowl.
5. When the cauliflower is soft, remove the bay leaf and stir in the milk mixture.
6. Cook  over medium-high heat for 2 minutes more, stirring until the soup has thickened slightly.

7. Remove from the heat.
8. Stir in cheese and lemon juice.

Enjoy your soup 🙂

Compliments of Tina Ramaiya

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