Recipe For Creamy Cauliflower Soup

 Creamy Cauliflower Soup Cream of leek and cauliflower soup with salami strips - Extracted from Low Carb is Lekker by Inè Reynierse (Struik Lifestyle)
Cream of leek and cauliflower soup with salami strips – Extracted from Low Carb is Lekker by Inè Reynierse (Struik Lifestyle)

I do not consider myself an aggressive driver. I am impatient with other drivers (read idiots) on the road but my own driving is cautious. I’m aware of what is going on around me and drive defensively to avoid accidents. I make good use of my hooter to ‘tell’ people what I think of their failure to indicate, follow the rules of the road or when they drive too slowly in the fast lane of the highway. The other morning a car drove through a stop street and tried to turn in front of me. I honked my horn to let him know I was in the space he wanted to occupy and I could not change lanes due to a pedestrian who was in the middle of the road. He slowed down and pulled in behind me and I thought that was that. Well it wasn’t. He followed me after I turned down the road that leads to my office, drove like mad to block me off and I am sure he was about to get out of his car to attack me. I already had the car in reverse and was ready to get myself out of the situation when a car approached us and he drove off. I sped away and only when I got out of the car at work did I realise how shocked I was. I was not afraid at the time, but it could have turned nasty. In situations like these we need comforting. As it was before breakfast I chose rescue remedy but had it been later, soup would have done the trick. This cream of leek and cauliflower soup packed a great flavour punch and I adapted it slightly from the original, as you can see below in the recipe I have provided.

Cream Of Leek And Cauliflower Soup With Salami Strips Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Cream Of Leek And Cauliflower Soup With Salami Strips

5.0 from 3 reviews
Cream Of Leek And Cauliflower Soup
 
This soup has amazing depth of flavour
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Ingredients
  • 25g coconut oil
  • 2 leeks, white part only, finely sliced
  • 2 pork rashers, cubed (if you leave the bones on, remember to count how many!)
  • 5mls salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 10mls minced garlic
  • 1 cauliflower, thickly sliced (mine weighed 512g)
  • 1l water
  • 160mls cream
  • 40g cream cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh chives, chopped
  • Grated cheddar cheese and strips of salami to garnish
Method
  1. Place the coconut oil into a medium sized sauce pan and heat over a medium temperature
  2. Sauté the leeks until they start to soften
  3. Add the rashers and cook until the fat renders down
  4. Add the salt, pepper, garlic, cauliflower and water
  5. Continue cooking until the cauliflower is soft
  6. Add the cream and cream cheese and stir to mix
  7. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes
  8. Remove the bones and then remove from heat
  9. Purée with a stick blender until smooth
  10. Add the chives, return to the heat and simmer until reduced to your preferred consistency
  11. Garnish with the cheese and salami and serve hot

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Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa and this recipe formed part of the review and is published with permission. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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42 thoughts on “Recipe For Creamy Cauliflower Soup

  1. Oh my goodness Tandy that is so frightening. Some people are so aggressive. I can’t believe he followed you! 🙁
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Chai Spiced Tea CakeMy Profile

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    1. Me either!

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  2. Mmmm, soup! Am loving this cold weather as I can eat my fill – I made a huge vat of pumpkin soup the other day but I will make this next.

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    1. I love pumpkin soup so I will put that on my next to make list 🙂

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  3. Cauliflower soup is one of my favs. In a few weeks we’ll be picking cauliflower heads in the garden so can’t wait to try this!

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    1. Cannot wait for you to harvest your cauliflower Pamela 🙂

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  4. I was so excited when I saw this post. I just love cauliflower. I can eat it everyday if I could. I definitely have to try out this soup Tandy.

    Kia / The House of KTS
    http://www.houseofkts.com

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    1. Enjoy it Kia 🙂

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  5. A lovely tasty cauliflower soup, my friend! Yummy yummy!

    Well-flavoured too! MMMM!

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    1. Thanks Sophie 🙂

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  6. Lipsmackingly creamy! Planning to do this one of these days, especially in the cold!

    Julie & Alesah
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    1. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did 🙂

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  7. Tandy, this soup looks delicious, like you alluded too, the perfect comfort soup. I love making cauliflower soup, it is a family favorite here, but never tried with cream cheese. Thanks for the inspiration! And I am a defensive driver too, and a slow driver, I get so mad when people tailgate me. With 2 little kids in the back, I’m just not going to go 10-20 over the speed limit!

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    1. I can see no reason to drive over the speed limit either Laura 🙂

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  8. Lovely combination. Great idea.
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    1. Thanks Neela 🙂

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  9. Leek and cauliflower, this is such a nice combination…I just can imagine how tasty this soup is…
    Have a great week Tandy 🙂
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    1. Thanks Juliana, you too!

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  10. YUM! This is great! I just love how versatile cauliflower is!! Great recipe Tandy!
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    1. Thanks Cailee 🙂

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  11. What an awful experience :/ I feel like driving gives people some stupid concept of ‘power’ I don’t understand why!
    I hope you calmed your nerves with this delicious soup, it is getting so cold here, I could also use a bowl!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. I saw your weather is getting close to winter! Enjoy the soup if you make it 🙂

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  12. Yum, This looks so creamy and delicious.
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    1. Thanks Mary Frances 🙂

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  13. This sounds great and I love the idea of adding salami to the top!

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    1. It made for a nice ‘croûton’ 🙂

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  14. Mmmm. It looks and sounds so delicious!

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    1. Thanks Pam 🙂

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  15. Oh my gosh – Tandy that must have been so scary! Something similar happened to me once – when I merged onto a highway, the driver behind me I guess thought I shouldn’t have merged infront of him – he sped around me and slammed on his breaks – I got into the next lane – and he did too and slammed on his breaks again – this happened a couple more times and I got my phone out and took a pic of his tag and as I was getting ready to call the cops, he sped off! I wish I had some of this comforting soup waiting for me!

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    1. Wow, that must have been a terrible experience, and so unnecessary!

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  16. Horrible experience, some people are so aggressive 🙁 Love cauliflower and I know I’d love this soup!

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    1. Enjoy it if you make it 🙂

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  17. People can be so CRAZY on the road!! Glad you’re okay…sounds like it was a bad situation!

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    1. It was not the best place to be at the time.

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  18. This is exactly why I almost never use my horn on the car. You might think you mean one thing, but the other person could so easily take it as something completely different – as happened here. I will admit to yelling my head off at a few people from time to time – particularly the ones who don’t indicate their intentions – but I try not to interact with other drivers to avoid this very situation.

    Anyway, the soup sounds wonderful! I’ve bookmarked it for a time when I’ve more cauliflower than I know what to do with. 😀
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    1. I am practising restraint and not using my horn. Instead I have taken to ‘talking’ to the drivers instead. Hope you enjoy this soup and thanks for the visit 🙂

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  19. Flip that experience must have been scary. People are so aggressive on the roads lately and many of them seem to live their lives constantly on the fine line between sanity and snapping. I’m glad you’re okay. The soup sounds delicious xx

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    1. I could not believe his reaction and was really grateful someone drove up so soon 🙂

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  20. What a dreadful way to start the day – Tandy – but this soup looks wonderful, I’ave had thoughts of cauliflower soup because they are looking so good in the markets at the moment.
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    1. We also have great looking cauliflower at the moment, and I hope it stays that way 🙂

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  21. i’m not very keen on soups, but this one looks appealing!

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    1. Thanks Marcela 🙂

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