Cauliflower Soup with Pear and Gorgonzola [vegetarian]

My passion for cooking extends also to reading recipes. When I read them, I try to imagine the taste of food prepared according to them and if I like it, sooner or later I test them out. This passion makes me buy more cookery books, find more recipes on the internet but also look for recipes everywhere: in all sorts of magazines or even promotional material in supermarkets.

The below soup recipe I found in a Waitrose (British supermarket) booklet. Straight away I liked “the image of the taste” in my mind and when I cooked the slightly changed version, I really did enjoy it. I also tested the soup on my friend who liked it so much that she took the leftovers back home with her.

INGREDIENTS (for 4 portions):

200g shallots, peeled and chopped,

2 Conference pears, peeled, cored and chopped,

1 cauliflower (weighing approx. 500g), broken into florets,

60g Gorgonzola cheese (dolce), roughly chopped,

chopped walnuts, parsley and Gorgonzola cheese.

  1. In a big pot melt the butter; add the shallots and celery and cook on medium heat for 5 min.
  2. Add the pears and cauliflower, stir and pour in the stock; cook for approx. 15 minutes till the cauliflower is soft.
  3. Add the Gorgonzola and parsley, cook for 5 minutes longer.
  4. Blend the soup till smooth, adjust the seasoning and serve garnished with chopped walnuts, parsley and Gorgonzola.

Originally published at on January 8, 2016.

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