Cauliflower soup in two bowls

Cauliflower soup

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4-6

Throw together this comforting and creamy cauliflower soup for lunch or a light supper. It's perfect topped with parsley and served with crusty bread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal176
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre6g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower (1½ kg), cut into florets
    Cauliflower

    Cauliflower

    coll-ee-fl-ow-ah

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

  • ½ tbsp ground cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra 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…

  • 4 thyme sprigs

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
    Celery

    Celery

    sell-er-ee

    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 750-850ml veg or chicken stock
  • 100ml single cream
  • ½ small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Toss the cauliflower florets in a roasting tin with 1 tbsp olive oil, the cumin and the thyme. Roast for 15 mins or until golden and tender. Discard the thyme. 

  2. Heat the remaining oil in a saucepan with the onion and celery and fry over a medium heat for 10 mins or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min. Stir through most of the cauliflower, reserving some to top the soup with later. Add 750ml of the stock to the pan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 mins. 

  3. Blitz the soup until smooth using a hand blender or food processor. Stir through the cream and season to taste. Add extra stock if you like your soup a little thinner. Ladle into bowls and top with the parsley, reserved cauliflower and an extra drizzle of olive oil. 

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joycevdh
23rd Apr, 2020
5.05
This turned out way better than I thought it would. I didn't add the cream - didn't feel it needed it. I didn't have fresh thyme, so I just sprinkled some dried thyme on the cauliflower. I did thin it down a bit.
reevey
15th Feb, 2020
1.05
Very gloopy and didn't have much flavour, I wouldn't make it again
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