Curried cauliflower cheese soup V

After having spent 2 weeks at my parents eating foie gras for breakfast, lunch and dinner (without even exagerating), I was looking forward to going back to my regular soup-filled routine.

So about 3 minutes after my groceries where delivered this week, I was in my kitchen chopping away.

Curried cauliflower cheese soup (V) ● Cake + Whisky

This cauliflower cheese soup was one of those wonderful accidents that happen when you’re trying to make the most of your ingredients.

After separating the cauliflower florets for another dish, I was left with the stalks. For some reason, I decided to boil them in some water, then blended them with curry powder and a cheeky bit of grated cheddar and it turned out GREAT!

Curried cauliflower cheese soup (V) ● Cake + Whisky

It tastes absolutely delicious (I mean, it’s basically cauliflower cheese in soup form!) and, because it’s a zero waste sort of recipe, it’s also great for the environment and your wallet.

Curried cauliflower cheese soup (V) ● Cake + Whisky

It’s a well-known fact that free food is the best food. And that little number is a great example of how incredible scraps can be.

Fragrant, gently spiced, indulgent-sounding but incredibly light – it’s soooooo gouda!

Curried cauliflower cheese soup (V) ● Cake + Whisky

Curried cauliflower cheese soup V

Yield: 1


  • Stalks of one large cauliflower head (what's left after you remove the florets and green leaves)
  • One tsp curry powder
  • 1 thumb(ish) grated cheddar
  • Salt, pepper or chilli powder
  • To serve: toppings e.g. a soft boiled egg, crushed nuts, chopped fresh herbs, fried onion, crumbled blue cheese, fresh mozzarella chunks...


  1. Dice the cauliflower stalk, then cook into a pan of water until very tender.
  2. Remove the cauliflower with a slotted spoon, then blend with some of the cooking water until you get the texture you like.
  3. Add the curry powder and the grated cheddar and blend until well mixed.
  4. Season with salt and pepper or chilli and serve warm topped with delicious little bits (I went for a soft boiled egg, crushed cashews and coriander leaves).

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  1. 06-01-2018 / 4:46 PM

    This sounds so good! I’ve never thought about doing cauliflower soup – it’s on the list to make soon! x

    • 08-01-2018 / 11:03 AM

      I stumbled onto it by accident to be honest – was just trying to find a way to maximise the use of my ingredients and reduce waste! But it’s 100% delicious (and basically free food) so yay!
      xx Sandra

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