Cauliflower & apple soup

Cauliflower & apple soup

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


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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  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 4 onions, thinly sliced



    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



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

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



    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



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

  • 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


  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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31st Oct, 2017
This soup is delicious and with the glut of apples this year a really warming nutritious soup and low cost. It was tasty and different when made as the recipe states but with the addition of some Horseradish sauce it was amazing. I will most definitely make this again.
20th Mar, 2015
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.
TheEightHours's picture
13th Mar, 2015
this sounds yummy, and different.
Gadget lady
6th Mar, 2014
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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