This cauliflower soup recipe is perfect for chilly autumnal days. 

Cauliflower rice, cauliflower pizza base... we've heard it all when it comes to this low-calorie veg but this soup, from our sister website FOOD and WINE Ireland, could become one of your winter staple recipes. 

Irish cream of cauliflower soup recipe

Serves 6

Time: 1 hour

Level: Easy

Top tip: Try it with croutons or crispy bacon for some added texture.

Ingredients

- 1 head cauliflower

- 1 large potato

- 1 onion

- 25g butter

- 2 tablespoons olive oil

- 1 liter chicken or veg stock

- 500ml full-fat milk

- 100ml cream

- Croutons, to garnish

Read more: Irish potato and cheese soup recipe

Tips

More interesting garnishes include crispy bacon, truffle oil, sautéed mushrooms, or some crumbled blue cheese.

Method

- Wash the cauliflower, remove the stalk and chop into florets. Peel the potato and dice. Finely slice the onion.

- Heat the butter and oil in a large saucepan and add the veg. Allow to sweat over low heat for at least ten minutes. Do not allow to color.

- Pour in the stock and bring the boil. Return to a simmer, add the milk, season and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes until all the vegetables are soft.

- Purée until very smooth. Add the cream, stir and serve with crispy croutons.

Read more: Guinness French onion soup recipe

* Originally published on FOOD and WINE Ireland.

Cauliflower soup. Getty