Club Cheese and Cauliflower and Leek Soup
200-300g cauliflower and stems, roughly chopped
150g potato, peeled and roughly chopped
½ leek, roughly chopped
½ onion, roughly chopped
120g grated Vintage club cheese (light or regular)
4 teaspoons Natvia
salt and cracked black pepper for taste
optional ½ or 1 tablespoon olive or sunflower oil
extra cream or milk/non-dairy alternative/water as preferred
corn flour , if required
Steam all vegetables until just soft. Retain any cooking liquid.
Transfer to food processor and roughly puree with cheese, Natvia, salt, pepper and oil, adding extra cream or milk/non-dairy equivalent as required.
It should be a thick chunky soup. If too runny, thicken as follows. Make a small amount of paste using cornflour and cold water. Put “too runny” soup in pot and gradually bring to boil then reduce heat. Do not continue to cook the soup after a minute. Boiling for more than a minute will begin to break down the thickening properties, but if you don’t bring it to a thorough boil, cornflour retains a starchy taste. An easier way to thicken is simply to add a tablespoon or two of Original Unflavoured Vital Protein (Pea Protein isolate).
Leave to cool before transferring to fridge, or serve immediately.
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Tips and Tricks
It tastes better the next day after the cheese and cracked pepper has properly infused with the vegetable flavours. Keeps fresh in the fridge for 4-5 days. It’s even yummy cold. Sprinkle over with extra grated cheese and garnish with cracked black pepper.