Quick & Easy

Cauliflower soup with cheese and bacon toasts

The cheese and bacon toasts on the side make this rich, savoury cauliflower soup a meal all by itself but it also works as a starter for a dinner party.
cauliflower soup with cheese and bacon toasts



1.Heat oil in large saucepan; cook onion and garlic over low heat, stirring, until soft, but not coloured.
2.Add potato, cauliflower, stock and the water, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until vegetables are very soft.
3.Meanwhile, make cheese and bacon toasts. Place bacon on foil-covered oven tray; grill until browned and crisp. Slice bread diagonally into 12 thin slices. Grill bread slices until browned lightly; spread with mustard, top with cheese. Grill until cheese melts; top with bacon.
4.Blend or process cauliflower mixture, in batches, until smooth; return to pan, stir gently over low heat until hot.
5.Divide soup among serving bowls; sprinkle with chives. Serve with cheese and bacon toasts.

The soup can be made two days ahead. The bacon toasts are best made close to serving.


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