Cauliflower & apple soup

Cauliflower & apple soup

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 8
Take two classic ingredients and whip up a light, fresh vegetarian soup to feed a crowd in style

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal284
  • fat13g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre7g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 4 onion, thinly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1½ kg cauliflower (about 2 large cauliflowers), broken up into very small florets
    Cauliflower

    Cauliflower

    coll-ee-fl-ow-ah

    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 8 eating apple - 6 cored, peeled and chopped, 2 unpeeled and cut into matchsticks
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 2 vegetable stock cubes, or gluten-free alternative, crumbled
  • 1½ l milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 8 tbsp single cream
  • olive oil, for drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • a few thyme sprigs, leaves picked

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the onions and fry gently until softened. Add the cauliflower and diced apple and fry for 5 more mins. Add the stock cubes and milk and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 mins, or until the cauliflower and apples are tender.

  2. Use a hand blender or liquidiser to purée the soup until smooth and season (the soup can now be chilled for up to 48 hours or frozen, just reheat to serve). Divide into bowls and swirl 1 tbsp cream in each along with a drizzle of oil. Top with the apple matchsticks and thyme.

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Comments (3)

nipper54's picture
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Cauliflower & Apple Soup - March 2014

I have just made this recipe. Disappointing after all the chopping involved, it is not worth the effort. I spent quite soup time liquidising the soup but even then it is far too thick and does not have a great deal of flavour.

Gadget lady's picture

As I an not very fond of cauliflower and had been given 2. I decided to try James recipe it was superb

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