The very best cauliflower soup

soup

This beautiful soup is one of the only reasons why I like winter – it’s hearty, healthy and down right delicious! I can’t take full credit for this recipe as I was inspired by Jamie Oliver’s cauliflower soup; gosh I love that man. The combination of flavours all marry perfectly and the mustard just adds a kick to the dish. I definitely recommend making this soup – it’s a family pleaser, it’s super simple and if you haven’t gathered yet… it just tastes amazing! And what better accompaniment than homemade garlic bread.

Ingredients

  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 tbl olive oil
  • 1 cauliflower, leaves peeled off and roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 1/2 L vegetable stock
  • 100g cheddar cheese, grated
  • handful parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 heaped tbl English mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Serves 6

Method

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat and add onion and garlic. Cook until onion has softened then add cauliflower, carrots and celery. Coat vegetables in oil and stir continuously for a good 2 minutes.

Add the stock and stir. Bring the soup to the boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Add the cheeses, mustard and salt & pepper then blend the soup until smooth.

Serve hot with a garnish of fresh parsley and a side of garlic bread.

Happy cooking, love Jem x

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