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Cauliflower and Cheddar soup with Basil Pesto



6 portion(s)


  • 20 grams Parmesan cheese
  • 80 grams pine nuts
  • 4 sprig Basil leaves
  • 60 grams olive oil
  • 20 grams Baby Spinach Leaves, optional


  • 25 grams Butter
  • 25 grams olive oil
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 2 leeks
  • 1/2 Cauilflower
  • 2 --- potatoes
  • 1000 grams water
  • 4 heaped teaspoon vegtable stock edc
  • 250 grams Mature Cheddar Cheese
  • 200 grams cream
  • Salt and pepper
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

    Make Pesto First
  1. Chop Parmasen Cheese into small blocks

     mill 10 seconds speed 10 

    Add the rest of ingredents 

    10seconds speed 6 


    Set aside in seperate bowl 


    Clean and Dry Bowl 





    Add 250g Mature cheddar cheese ..  1


    10 seconds speed 10 


    Set aside  no need to clean Bowl 

  3. SOUP
  4. Add Oil Butter and sliced Leeks and Garlic 

    saute 3 minutes . Temp 120  Speed 1 



    Diced Cauliflower enough to sit just under the lid 




    Mince speed 8.. 10 seconds 


    Scrap down side of bowl 


    Add the Water  and Vegtable stock 


    cook for 20 min Speed 3  temp 98 


    Once finished cooking make sure Potaoes are tender 


    Blend speed 5 for 30 seconds .. increading up to speed 8 for another 30 


    Cheese and Cream  and salt and Pepper to taste 

    set Thermomix for 3 min  temp 70  speed 2


    Pour in to the thermobowl  then adding your pesto on top  drizzled with olive oil if needed and pepper







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  • Very nice soup, I used parmesan instead of cheddar...

    Submitted by BeesAreCool on 15. November 2018 - 09:58.

    Very nice soup, I used parmesan instead of cheddar (because i didnt have any cheddar). Thanks for the recipe

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