Purple Cauliflower

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Do you ever get really excited about a particular ingredient or recipe only to find the end result a little….off?  I can’t be the only one here.  I recently had that very experience with this lovely purple cauliflower I picked up from the farmer’s market.   Isn’t it gorgeous?

I decided to make a creamy cauliflower soup, and was really looking forward a gorgeous, lavender-hued soup to savor!  I followed a pretty standard “non-recipe” recipe that can be used for any cream soup:


Cream of Cauliflower Soup

You will need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower OR broccoli OR 4 medium-sized potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of cooked rice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of chicken broth (or bouillon to make 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup of cream, half-and-half, or milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Cut featured vegetable into medium-sized pieces.



2.  Combine vegetable, rice, garlic and chicken broth in medium-sized pot.  Simmer over low heat until vegetables are soft.



3. Once vegetables are tender, remove from heat and use a hand blender to puree mixture into a smooth consistency.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


4. Add cream to puree. Enjoy!Cauliflower_Soup-7

Don’t get me wrong – this soup was delicious!  I was just a little distracted by the lavender color that I was so excited about.  It’s not every day that you eat lavender tinted soup, you know?

What do you think?  Would you eat this soup? How would you have prepared this purple cauliflower – inquiring minds want to know!

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  • Reply
    January 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I’m with you, tastes great, visually a little. . .distracting? I dunno, it brings back horrible memories of purple ketchup (shudder). Yet the soup itself is so, dare I say it, pretty? Perhaps next time just roast the cauliflower toss with some garlic, so that your brain can still easily recognize what it’s eating?

    But. . .it’s just so pretty. . .

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    Geek in Heels
    January 10, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Hmm I wouldn’t have minded purple soup! It actually looks pretty tasty to me. Now BLUE soup (like in the Bridget Jones movie) is something I would have trouble eating.

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    January 10, 2013 at 11:03 am

    that certainly is a unique color 🙂 tasty i’m sure, too!

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    January 10, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I would totally eat it! Pretty food is so rare. 😉

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    January 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Looks amazing! I would totally eat that up. 🙂 (I love purple)

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    January 11, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Mmmm, purple soup. Just close your eyes and it’ll taste like non purple cauliflower.

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    January 11, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Looks absolutely lovely, and would love to try some! I don’t think I’d be distracted by the color!

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    January 17, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Maybe if it was swirled with something not so purple? Maybe a white and purple swirl?

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