The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch makes some clear statements that do not reflect the range of opinions. For example, Ch 53 #2, "...in the case of...vegetables, which are eaten after they are cooked, when the soup is also eaten, this is the halacha: over the soup you say borei pri ha'adamah, even if you do not eat the solid food." (See attached photo.)
To what extent is the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch considered authoritative? How widely accepted is the KSA among ashkenazim?