Butternut Bisque with Cauliflower

Vegetarian Times - Great Food, Good  Health, Smart Living

The squash base for this creamy soup gets puréed before cooking rather than after, so there’s no shuffling of hot liquids. For a heartier main-dish version, use 1 cup cauliflower and 1 cup peeled, diced potatoes instead of 2 cups cauliflower.

Ingredient List

Serves 5

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped cauliflower florets (4 oz.)
  • 1 10-oz. pkg. frozen diced butternut squash, thawed (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups soy creamer
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 2 green onions, white and pale green parts thinly sliced

Directions

1. Place steamer basket and 1/2 inch of water in medium saucepan. Cover, and steam cauliflower 4 to 6 minutes, or until tender. Set aside.
2. Meanwhile, purée squash, broth, flour, and thyme in blender or food processor until smooth.
3. Bring squash purée to a boil in saucepan. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 minutes, whisking occasionally to prevent scorching.
4. Remove pan from heat, and stir in soy creamer. Add cauliflower and corn, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Ladle soup into bowls, and top with green onions.

Nutritional Information

Per 1-cup serving: Calories: 160, Protein: 3g, Total fat: 5g, Saturated fat: 1g, Carbs: 23g, Cholesterol: mg, Sodium: 113mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 4g

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