Simple and delicious are two of our favorite words here at Cook for Your Life, and this is exactly what this easy bright green Cauliflower & Collard Soup is. Slow cooked onions are the key. Made from two of the cruciferous family’s powerhouses, cauliflower and collard greens, the slow cooked onions and thyme in this soup become slightly caramelized, sweetening the taste of these nutritious veggies to perfection.
1. Add the olive oil to a medium pot over medium-low heat. Once hot, add the onions and cook for 8 minutes until beginning to soften. Add the thyme leaves and a generous sprinkling of salt. Continue to cook the onions for another 8 to 10 minutes until the onions are very soft and lightly browned.
2. Add the cauliflower and water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add the collard greens, cover and cook for 4 minutes, until bright green. Remove from the heat and puree until smooth.
4. Return the pot to the stove and add the Parmesan and heat through. Taste for seasonings. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a piece of whole grain bread.
Ann's Tips and Tricks
If you are fatigued, buy your collard greens and cauliflower pre-packed and pre-cut for speedy soup making.