Monday, December 10, 2018

Lentil Soup with Cauliflower and Cheese

Today is Terra Madre Day. It’s a day for celebrating good, clean, and fair food. This is a Slow Food celebration that focuses on protecting our environment and on the link between food and climate change. It’s a day to cook Food for Change. And, that can be one delicious way to work toward solving climate change. Full disclosure: I volunteer as the president of the Slow Food Austin chapter. Slow Food partnered with Camellia Beans and Meatless Monday to bring attention to vegetarian cooking for this occasion. After bringing home locally-grown cauliflower, onion, leeks, carrots, and thyme, a hearty soup with those ingredients plus lentils sounded perfect for a chilly night. I found this Lentil Soup with Cauliflower and Cheese on the Martha Stewart website. The broiled and browned parmesan on top made it comfort food in a bowl. I hope you’ll consider enjoying some Food for Change and Meatless Mondays or more days! 

Here’s a list of some of my other favorite lentil dishes: 
Lentil Croquettes with Yogurt Sauce 
Braised Root Vegetables with du Puy Lentils and Red Wine Sauce 
Lentils with Tomatoes and Gorgonzola 
Watermelon Curry on Black Lentil Cakes 
Bulgur and Green Lentil Salad with Chickpeas and Preserved Lemon 
Lentil and Pickled Shallot Salad with Berbere Croutons 
Mushroom and Lentil Pot Pies with Gouda Biscuit Topping 

If you have a favorite lentil dish, please share a link in the comments.


  1. Lisa, Food for Change looks like a good cause- I hadn't heard of this before. This reminds me that I need to prepare more plant-based foods. Thanks for your post!

  2. love this recipe I love lentils and cauliflower ! delicious!

  3. The soup looks and sounds really wonderful.

  4. Lisa, this is such a nice bowl of soup...I love the combination of lentil and cauliflower and yes, browned Parmesan...thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a great rest of the week!

  5. Love lentils in soup! This looks great, and that sounds like a wonderful cause. Thanks!

  6. Very interesting combination, the cauli with lentils - never thought of it, but I've been using more lentils recently, realize I do love its flavor. Will be bookmarking this one!

  7. i've never had this particular combo at all, much less in a soup! very, very savory.


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