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Cauliflower Almond Soup

This and other great recipes can be found in The Culinary Institute of America's Diabetes-Friendly Kitchen cookbook.
CIA cauliflower almond soup recipe



Makes 4 Servings

  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 leek, white and light green parts, sliced (about 1½ cups)
  • 1 small head cauliflower separated into florets (about 4 cups)
  • 1 quart low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup almond-cashew cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Heat the almond oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the celery and sweat until it begins to soften. Add the leek and continue to sweat until both vegetables are soft.
  2. Steam a few cauliflower florets and set aside for garnish. Add the remaining cauliflower, the broth, salt, pepper, and nutmeg to the vegetable mixture and bring to a boil. Simmer until the cauliflower is soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Purée the soup in a blender or food processor. Stir in the almond-cashew cream. Serve each bowl of soup garnished with 1 tablespoon of the parsley, 2 tablespoons of the almonds, and a few of the reserved cauliflower florets.

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