Creamy Cauliflower-Apple Soup
1 cup(s), thinly sliced
Fat free reduced sodium vegetable broth
1¾ pound(s), chopped
1 pound(s), peeled, cored, and chopped
1 tbsp(s), thinly sliced
- Coat a Dutch oven with cooking spray. Heat the pan over medium-high heat. Add the leeks; sauté 3 minutes or until the leeks start to brown. Stir in 2 cups water, vegetable broth, salt, pepper, cauliflower, and apples. Bring the mixture to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer until the cauliflower and apples are very tender, 20 to 22 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook until the butter is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in the pine nuts; continue cooking until the nuts are lightly toasted and the butter is medium-brown, about 2 minutes. Pour the butter mixture into a small bowl; stir in the sage.
- Pour half of the soup mixture into a blender. Remove the center piece of the blender lid to allow steam to escape; place a kitchen towel or folded-up paper towel over the opening. Blend on high speed until smooth; pour into a large bowl. Repeat the process with the remaining soup mixture. Ladle the soup evenly into bowls; top with the pine nut mixture.
- Serving size: about 1⅛ cups soup and 1 tsp topping