Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup
You’ll love this unique cauliflower soup flavored with curry and topped with apples.
For the Soup
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 head cauliflower (2-1/2 to 3 pounds), cut into small florets
- 1 tart yet sweet apple, such as Fuji or Honeycrisp, peeled and roughly chopped
- 6 cups (48 oz) low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons honey, plus more to taste
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
For Curried Apples Garnish
- 1 tart yet sweet apple, such as Fuji or Honeycrisp, peeled and finely diced
- Heaping 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
- Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the curry powder and cinnamon and cook a few minutes more.
- Add the cauliflower, apple, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and then turn the heat down to a simmer. Cover the pot and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
- Purée the soup with an immersion blender until completely smooth. (Alternatively, use a standard blender to purée the soup in batches; see note.) Stir in the honey and heavy cream. Bring the soup to a simmer, and then taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and more honey. (For a sweeter soup, you'll need 2-3 tablespoons more honey). Keep the soup warm while you prepare the garnish.
- For the garnish, toss the diced apples with the curry powder. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a spoonful of curried apples.
- Note: If using a standard blender to purée the soup: be sure not to fill the jar more than halfway; leave the hole in the lid open and cover loosely with a dishtowel to allow the heat to escape; and pour blended soup into a clean pot.
- Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The soup can be frozen, without the cream, for up to 3 months. Defrost the soup in the refrigerator for 12 hours and then reheat it on the stovetop over medium heat until hot. Once heated through, add the cream and bring to a simmer before serving.
- Calories: 201
- Fat: 9 g
- Saturated fat: 3 g
- Carbohydrates: 26 g
- Sugar: 14 g
- Fiber: 6 g
- Protein: 9 g
- Sodium: 329 mg
- Cholesterol: 9 mg