Italian Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Italian cauliflower and potato soup is really quick and easy to make. Cauliflower is in season and this soup, with potato, fresh tomato and garlic, is satisfying and delicious.

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Italian Cauliflower and Potato Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1/2  large head of cauliflower, trimmed of leaves an stalks and cut into florets
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled, and cut into 1cm cubes
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise then sliced and cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tblsp Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1 small knob of butter
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • small soup pasta like ditalini or elbow shaped pasta

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Method:

  1. In a large stock pot, place olive oil and the knob of butter
  2. When the butter foams, lower the heat to medium low
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a further 5 minutesIMG_20170927_100324-Tomatoes cooking.jpg
  5. Add the cauliflower florets and stir throughIMG_20170927_100740-Cauliflower
  6. Add the cubed potatoesIMG_20170927_100803-Potatoes and cauliflower
  7. Cover with chicken stock and stir throughIMG_20170927_100859-Cauliflower soup 1
  8. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and bring to the boil
  9. Then lower the heat to simmer and cook for 25 minutes
  10. The soup can be served with or without pasta
  11. Cook the soup pasta separately and add when serving the soup
  12. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve with crusty sourdough bread

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