Cauliflower - that's a great idea, I'll get that! Was what I thought to myself the other day as I scurried about the shop the other day. This would either turn to soup or baked curry cauliflower.
I went for the first and safest bet, using some light coconut milk I had in the cupboard that I wanted to try to make it extra creamy -100% vegan, for those of you who are, but you can also top it with various other things. I had some bacon that had to be used, and it went really well with it! I can imagine chopped, roasted and lightly salted nuts or some grated cheese on top with be lovely too though!
PS that sprinkle on top is flaxseed! but it tasted a little wrong, so for my second helping I left it out. Some chives would be much better for garnish!
Improvised Coconut Cauliflower Soup
400ml light coconut milk
2-3 tbsp vegetable stock
1 tsp peppercorns
1 small leek, chopped (or one big onion)
1 cauliflower head, cut into little florets
Salt to taste
Good bread for dipping and mopping!
Toppings such as chopped, salted nuts, grated cheese, or crispy bacon
Good crusty bread to serve
- Simply start by heating up the coconut milk and water in a large pan. Bring to a simmer and add the stock, pepper, leek and cauliflower. Cover and leave for about 10-15 minutes until the cauliflower is tender.
- Use a stick blender and whizz until smooth. Season to taste and top with whatever you want and serve with some good bread for mopping. Enjoy!
What's your favourite way of preparing cauliflower? Any good recipe ideas for me?