Summer Soup!

It’s been a bit cooler lately so we got back in the kitchen and used up some left over cauliflower, and made a fab summery soup that’s dairy-free and includes a veggie/vegan alternative. It’s also great for a lunch, main, or starter … what more could you want!

What you need

1 small knob butter or 2 teaspoons coconut oil, ½ regular onion chopped, 1 teaspoon crushed garlic, ½ cauliflower chopped into chunks, 2 small potatoes chopped, chicken (or veggie) stock, and ground black pepper to taste.

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Cauliflower soup with bacon and parmesan. Image by LFW

What you do

Place the butter, garlic and onion in a medium to large saucepan and sauté until the onion is soft. Add the cauliflower and potato, enough stock to cover, and a few grinds of black pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer until cooked and mash with a potato masher. Allow to cool then pour into a blender and blend until smooth. If it’s too thick at this point just add more stock, a tablespoon at a time, until you reach the right consistency. We served it with local organic bacon cooked until crispy and cut into small pieces, a sprinkle of shaved Parmesan, and a few bits of rocket. It’s also great with fresh crusty bread, or warm bread rolls. You can also freeze any leftovers.

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Cauliflower soup with sautéed mushrooms. 

You can make it veggie/vegan by substituting sautéed mushrooms for the bacon and using shaved vegan cheese. You can also get great GF buns by Pure Bred from Coles or Woolworths. And yes, I’m still waiting for Baker’s Delight to make a GF option.

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