This great recipe is from Dr. Mark Hyman’s “10 Day Diet Detox”. It makes for a very tasty and satisfying lunch when combined with a healthy and lean protein.
Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil (reserve 1/4 tsp for serving)
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 medium cauliflower, cut into 2 inch chunks
1/4 cup raw cashews
2 Tbs sesame seeds or 1 Tbs tahini
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
Heat the oil in a medium soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, until translucent. Then add 4 cups water and the cauliflower, cashews, and sesame seeds or tahini. Bring to a biol, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cauliflower, cashews, and sesame seeds or tahini. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender. Let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a blender or use a hand-held immersion blender to puree the soup directly in the pot and blend with the avocado until smooth. Season with slat and pepper. Drizzle with the 1/4 tsp extra virgin olive oil and chopped parsley. Serve warm or chilled with your favorite salad and protein of your choice.
Nutritional analysis per serving (1 1/2 cups): calires 169; fat 12 g, saturated fat 2 g. cholesterol 0 mg, fiber 6 g, carbohydrate 14 g, sodium 47 mg.