Christmas in July dinner last weekend we ended up with lots of leftovers to see us through the week. On Monday night I made a soup out of some leftover roast vegies, other vegies that needed using, rice from the freezer and the rest of the cauliflower cheese. It was a beautiful melding of leftovers! Creamy with just a little texture. Even Sylvia ate a small bowl of it.
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More leftover meals at Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Beetroot koftas in carrot sauce
Kalyn's stuffed peppers
Leftovers pasta bake
Pizza piled with kale and leftover stew
Vegan bubble and squeak
What to do with nut roast leftovers
Leftover cauliflower cheese, veg and rice soup
2 celery, diced
3 medium red peppers, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
2 cups of cauliflower cheese
1 chunk of peeled roasted pumpkin
4 large cloves of roast garlic, squeezed out of the skin
1 large spoonful of gravy
1-2 cups cooked rice
1 cup diced roast potato
salt and pepper
60g grated mature cheddar cheese
Cook celery in a small amount of water in a large saucepan for a few minutes until it softens. Add red pepper and zucchini and cook in a small amount of water until softened. Add cauliflower cheese, pumpkin, garlic, gravy and about 2 cups of water. Cook briefly until warmed - about 5-10 minutes. Puree with blender. Season lightly and add rice and potato. Cook for about 5-10 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. Check and adjust seasoning. Serve warm.
NOTES: The soup seemed quite thin when blended by thickened up when potato and rice were added. This recipe could be adjusted to use up other leftover roast vegies but lighter colored veg are best if you want the lovely warm orange colour. To read about how I make cauliflower cheese, roast vegies, and gravy, check out this winter solstice roast dinner.
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