This lovely combination of cauliflower and Stilton cheese makes a thick, warming soup. The cold weather is definitely influencing what I cook at the moment and I am craving nutritious, comforting foods! This is a quick and easy recipe and will be ready in about 30 minutes - perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner.
1 cauliflower chopped (including green outer leaves)
2 medium potatoes chopped
1 onion chopped
1 clove garlic
2 bay leaves
2 litres vegetable stock
50g Stilton cheese (but any blue cheese would work well I think)
1 tbs olive oil
juice of half a lemon
salt and pepper to taste
(optional) chopped parsley to garnish
preparation time: 5-10 minutes
cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Step 1: Soften the Potatoes, Onion, Garlic and Bay Leaves
- heat a large pan then add the olive oil before adding the prepared potatoes, onion, garlic and bay leaves - soften for about 5 minutes
Step 2: Add the Cauliflower and Simmer
- add the chopped cauliflower, cauliflower leaves and stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 20-25 minutes - until the potatoes and cauliflower are soft and cooked through.
Step 3: Add the Cheese and a Little Bit of Lemon
- take off the heat and blend until smooth then crumble in the Stilton cheese and the juice of half a lemon which just brightens the taste. Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with chopped parsley if you like.