Light Vegetable Chowder
 
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Serves: 6 Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 3 cups of cauliflower florets
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon flower
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Sprig of thyme
  • 1 russet potato, peeled & chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
Instructions
  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large thick bottomed sauce pan over medium high heat. Stir in half of the onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Cook for one minute and stir in 2 cups of vegetable broth and 2 cups of cauliflower florets. Cover and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is for tender. Transfer the contents of the pot to a blender and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In the same pan add the rest of the butter and onion and saute for 1 to 2 minutes or until the onion is soft and fragrant. Stir in the garlic, carrots, and celery. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the flour and cook, while whisking until browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth, milk, bay leaf, thyme, potato, cauliflower, and broccoli. Cook for 2 minutes while stirring. Add the pureed cauliflower to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  4. Adjust seasonings and serve.
Recipe by Sweet Love and Ginger at http://www.sweetloveandginger.com/light-vegetable-chowder/