I never liked cauliflower, that was until I tried this soup! This creamy mixture of veggies and protein will leave you craving more. Try this delicious anti-inflammatory cauliflower chicken soup recipe that will help you reduce your symptoms naturally.
Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that is related to the broccoli family. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants making it great for inflammation. Read more below.
Anti-Inflammatory Cauliflower Chicken Soup
For someone who has suffered from rheumatism for almost 3 years now, I can totally relate to what you are feeling right now. Inflammation of the joints, muscles, and other parts of the body isn’t fun at all.
That said, there are ways to reduce symptoms naturally right from the comfort of your home. These methods include eating the right foods, reducing sugar and salt intake, and following a healthy lifestyle.
Anti-Inflammatory Cauliflower Chicken Soup Recipe
This cauliflower chicken soup for inflammation yields 4 servings and takes around 30 minutes of total cooking time.
- 2 pounds of chicken breast (cooked & shredded)
- 3 cups of chicken stock or chicken broth
- 1 large head of cauliflower (disassembled)
- 2 large carrots (chopped)
- 1 medium onion (chopped)
- 4 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1-inch ginger (grated)
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of dried mint
- 1 tablespoon of fresh green onions (for topping)
- 1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese (topping)
- 1/2 a lemon (optional)
Begin by heating the olive oil in a medium soup pot and sautee the onions and carrots for 3-4 minutes. Add in the garlic and ginger and stir fry for an extra minute.
Add in the cauliflower, chicken broth, and seasonings. Cover and let it cook for at least 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft.
Now, add 90% of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You could add all but you don’t want the whole soup to be pureed.
Return the soup to the pot and add in the chicken breast. Lower the heat, cover the pot, and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
Serve with some freshly squeezed lemon juice, green onions, and cheddar cheese while the soup is still hot.
Chicken Cauliflower Soup Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this cauliflower chicken soup contains 357 calories, 13% total fat, 4% saturated fat, 48% cholesterol, 31% sodium, 4% total carb, 8% dietary fiber, 4 grams of sugar, 53 grams of protein, 4% calcium, 10% iron, and 25% potassium.
How This Cauliflower Soup Works For Inflammation
Similar to cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower contains an antioxidant called sulforaphane which helps reduce inflammation caused by oxidative stress. Remember that oxidative stress is very bad for heart health.
Next, we have carrots which are filled with vitamin A and beta-carotene. Vitamin A strengthens the immune response to inflammation and beta-carotene reduces the production of inflammatory cytokines in the body.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the accumulation of free radicals and toxins that causes inflammation.
Finally, turmeric is an amazing spice that has some powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric lowers 2 specific proteins that are responsible for inflammation in the body.
Other Anti-inflammatory Soup Recipes Worth Trying:
- Cabbage Soup For Inflammation
- Chicken Soup For Inflammation
- Carrot Soup For Inflammation
- Bean Soup For Inflammation
- Lentil Soup For Inflammation
- Anti-Inflammatory Soup Cleanse
There you go! One of the tastiest anti-inflammatory soup recipes I’ve covered so far. Don’t forget to save it for later and if you do, give me a follow on Pinterest for more awesome recipes. I would also love to hear your thoughts about this soup in the comments if you actually do try it.