Hey friend, if you have followed me on Instagram for some time you might have seen this super quick creamy cauliflower and potato soup recipe a couple of times before. I might have even emailed it to you. If so, please bear with me. I just love this recipe so much that I will never get tired of recommending it to anyone who asks for a simple, healthy and family-friendly dinner or lunch.
This recipe contains one of my all-time favorite vegetables – the cauliflower! You can read this post to find out why I love cauliflower so much. It also contains white potatoes, which for some strange reason has the reputation of not being the healthiest vegetable on earth. Which is a big misconception.
Health benefits of potatoes
Potatoes are rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese. Potatoes are a good source of antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers (See healthline.com for more information). So if you like potatoes, go ahead and use them in your cooking. They are a great food – nutritious, delicious and cheap.
Health benefits of thyme and rosemary
However, the main taste contributors in this delicious soup are the herbs – rosemary and thyme. To use herbs in your cooking is a simple way to add those much-needed antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Did you know that rosemary is thought to help to boost the immune system and improve blood circulation?
Thyme on the other hand is packed with vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A. If you feel a cold coming on, thyme can help get you back in good health (see healthline.com for more).
And what about leek?
The sweetness of this soup comes from leek, which is gently sautéed in olive oil or butter, depending on your preference. Can you believe that dried specimens and carvings depicting leeks have been found in archaeological sites in Egypt? Leeks were part of the ancient Egyptian diet. It is no wonder, as leek is very versatile and delicious. It is a great source of vitamins A, C and K, and contain lots of dietary fibre (better health channel).
So as you can see this simple soup is not just super easy and quick to cook, but it also comes with many health benefits and is extremely good for you. It is anti-inflammatory and gluten-free by nature.