Monday, 10 December 2012

Stilton and Cauliflower Soup

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 

  • heat a large pan then add the olive oil before adding the prepared potatoes, onion, garlic and bay leaves - soften for about 5 minutes

  • 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.

  • 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.    

I served this with some crusty bread and butter - would be great with one of these from how to eat properly - delicious :) 

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