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Easy Truffled Cauliflower Soup (with Garlic and Thyme)

27 Jun

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By Molly Norton

Easy. Elegant. Don't use this much thyme at home.

The best way to make rather pedestrian food taste world-class? Truffle oil. A bottle of oil can be purchased at your local Whole Foods/Italian market and lasts quite a while. Some grocery stores sell it. If you can’t find truffle oil, extra virgin olive oil is just dandy.

Truffle salt is best when it comes from Oregon’s Springwater Farm. If you can’t get truffle salt, sea salt is just dandy.

Truffled Cauliflower Soup with Garlic and Thyme

Shopping List

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 pound cauliflower florets (about 5 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 14 oz can chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp Springwater Farm truffle salt (or regular sea salt is just fine)
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white truffle oil

Make it

  • Melt butter in heavy large pot over medium heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, and thyme and sauté until tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Add cauliflower and truffle salt and sauté 2 minutes.
  • Add broth and milk. Cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 25 minutes.
  • Using a hand blender in pot, purée until smooth. Otherwise, purée in batches in blender.
  • Ladle soup into bowls. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle with truffle oil. Add a few sprigs of thyme.