Cauliflower & Collard Soup- anti-cancer recipes- cook for your life

Cauliflower & Collard Soup

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients
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...


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, packed
  • 5 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 leaves collard greens, de-stemmed and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, loosely packed

Nutrition Facts


172 cals


9 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

4 g


14 g


4 g


6 g


12 g


878 mg


  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.

Chef Tips

If you are fatigued, buy your collard greens and cauliflower pre-packed and pre-cut for speedy soup making.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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