What do you do when….

You decide to buy a cauliflower, can’t remember why and need to use it before you have to chuck it in the bin?


No, not Cauliflower Cheese…. Cauliflower soup!! No idea why I decided to do this, I think its because it is cold, and I wanted something comforting and soupy.  Luckily for me so did Anne over at Annes Food.  Whilst catching up on my google reader and thinking about what to do with my cauliflower, I spotted this post – it was meant to be!

This is a dead easy and tasty recipe taken from the River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook or in my case from Annes Blog

Cauliflower Soup
Serves 4-6


25 g butter
1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped
200 g potatoes, diced
1 kilo cauliflower, coarsely chopped
750 ml stock (chicken or vegetable), or water
1 bay leaf
salt, pepper


  • Melt the butter in a large pot, and gently fry the onion, garlic and potatoes on medium heat, covered, until softened.(7-8 minutes or so.)
  • Add cauliflower and stock or water, which should just about cover the vegetables. Add the bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes. The cauliflower and the potato should be completely soft and cooked through.
  • Remove the bay leaf, and use a stick blender to purée the soup. Season with salt and pepper.

Luckily earlier today I visited the new Earthy Foods at Canonmills (which is fab by the way!) And I picked up some fresh granary bread, perfect to have with this warming soup!