In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook

Danielle Centoni
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

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  • Combine coriander, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, salt, pepper and cayenne in a small bowl. Toss cauliflower with 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture and toss again. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast the cauliflower until the edges are browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrot and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, stirring often, until the onion is soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, chile and the remaining spice mixture. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.

  • Stir in tomato sauce, scraping up any browned bits, and simmer for 1 minute. Add broth, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lime zest and juice. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, partially covered and stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 35 to 40 minutes.

  • Stir in coconut milk and the roasted cauliflower. Return to a simmer to heat through. Serve garnished with cilantro and chiles, if desired.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; 14.8 g total fat; 509 mg sodium. 33.4 g carbohydrates; 5.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2019
This is delicious!! I eliminated the chile as it was already plenty spicy. I’m a vegetarian who is transitioning into veganism, and this is a great start! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2019
Excellent. Even better the next day. Next time I will use less cinnamon and no sweet potatoes (I don’t like them) Also the second day I added chicken. This time I’m going to add shrimp. The cauliflower is the best part. The sauce is a great base for curry! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2019
No one in my family will eat sweet potatoes. However, two of them are diabetic so I decided to try it anyway. Everyone loved it - my pickiest eater had thirds. I eased up on the chili powder as most of the family doesn't like spicy food. Again, everyone enjoyed it and I'll be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2019
Great recipe.. I subbed Butternut Squash for the sweet potato but otherwise made as printed. Everyone loved it and the lime really made it delicious so don't forget that step. My 7 year old Granddaughter loves spice and this hit all the buttons for her.. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2019
Excellent. A wonderful combination of flavors. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2019
Amazing! I now make this cauliflower as a stand alone side dish. The soup is great too, I omitted the regular potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2019
This dish is absolutely delicious. It's flavored perfectly. I loved it. Mine came out nice and thick not so much like a soup and I prefer it that way. I may have added more tomato sauce than the recipe calls for.. or less vegetable broth.. I don't know.. because I get creative when I cook. I chose to leave out the cayenne pepper because I am not a fan of it. I left out the lime zest because I felt like it. I paired this with brown rice since it came out thicker and it was a perfect satisfying healthy combination. Thank you Eating Well for this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2019
Made this tonight. Added some frozen peas once I turned it off-gave it a nice crunch and sweetness. Does need a bit more salt but can be added once it s in your own bowl. Left out the cayenne (had a nice little kick without it) and it made it a bit more kid friendly. I loved it! Can t wait to see how it tastes tomorrow once all the flavors have time to sit together. Will be making this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2019
First time making and eating curry. Delicious! Will make again. Did not have coriander so added same amount of dried cilantro since Coriander is the seeds of a cilantro plant I believe. Will buy coriander for next time Did not change in any other way. Will recommend to others. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2018
Amazing! I've made it several times and find that I crave it in between. The spices make a perfect curry so savory so amazing. Wow. I didn't change a thing this time no dairy just a crusty roll to dip and wipe the bowl clean. Note all the chopping it is a labor of love. If anyone has shortcuts let me know! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2018
First time making it didn't change a thing. My only complaint is that it is too good and I wanted to eat way more than I should have! First fully intentional vegan meal and I loved it!!! On the list for a regular meal I have to say!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2018
Curry is a combination of spices... And the spices in the recipe are exactly that:-) Wonderful recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2018
It says Curry soup but there is no Curry in the recipe. I did make it but without oil and salt since I am SOS free. It still was very delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2018
Superb! Loved it! With all the spices and veggies being Vegan doesn't have to be boring! Thank you for this superb delicious recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2018
LOVED THIS. Going vegan and wanted to try something with big flavors! This is amazing! I didn't have potatoes so I added a bunch of mushrooms and doubled the cauliflower!!! sooooo good Thank you Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2018
I absolutely loved this soup. The flavor profile blew me away! I have been vegan for several years and hearty food can be difficult to come by. This soup was very filling and great for a winter dinner. I used a jalapeno for my soup and served it with halved pitas baked for about 10 minutes in the oven with Earth Balance salt and fresh garlic. This will be a new staple for me! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2018
I ve been trying to go vegan for awhile now. I ve been a vegetarian for three years and this recipe might make this journey even easier. Love love love this! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2017
I love that the cauliflower was roasted since overcooking can cause the sulfuric smell. The only change I made was omitting the red chile pepper and felt like it still had enough heat! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2017
Delicious soup!!! I did do a few changes: I omitted the russet potatoes I added 1 medium leek halved and sliced ( incorporate it with the onion) and only 3/4 of 1 onion. I used the better than bouillon low sodium vegetable broth Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2017
Amazing flavour! I also added bok choy & peppers plus chicken chunks because my family all love meat! Definitely will make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2017
Loved this recipe! Made it exactly as written no tweaks. The spice level was great. This will definitely be going in my fall/winter dinner rotation. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2017
Very flavourful. Wanted it to be more of a thick stew so reduced the broth a bit but added a tsp of vegetable bullion. Added fresh spinach and chick peas at the end. Served over rice. Everyone loved it. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2017
This is an easy and wonderful recipe. The spices interspersed throughout the cauliflower made it hard to not eat them before putting in the batch. I don't have any suggestions on tweaking a perfect recipe. Thanks for sharing. J Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2017
I have made this twice so far - once directly from the magazine and another time using up food in the house (adding chicken my son brought home using a bag of frozen cauliflower instead of a fresh head using a small butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes). Still amazing. I skipped the hot pepper but still flavorful. Gearing up to make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2017
Absolutely the best curry I've ever had! I'm definitely making again.... it's so worth the time it takes! Sour cream and cilantro is a must IMO Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2017
I absolutely loved this dish!! I have never had Indian food but if this is representative...I am a convert! My sister also loved it and I'll definitely be making for the rest of my family. It's rich a little spicy (which I love) and so comforting! Thank you for this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2017
We loved the spices in this! I added baked tofu nuggets (prepackaged) cut into small pieces to add some protein. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2017
My whole family loved this soup including two kids under 5 and the recipe made enough for two meals. I used one hot pepper and it wasn't really spicy at all so if you like things spicy you could even add more or do the garnish like the recipe suggests. I think I might try adding chickpeas next time too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2017
This was so hearty and satisfying. I only used half the tomato sauce called for which was fine. I didn't put the full amount of cauliflower which would have made it better. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2017
My husband and two of my sons loved this youngest son said it was only okay! I did choose light coconut milk and used 2 red peppers (spicy food is much favored in this house). The dollop of Greek Yogurt was perfect and very needed because of spice level. The cilantro was lovely for bit of bright freshness. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2017
Made this for the first time this evening and I will be making it again. I loved the flavor with the of the mix of spices. I used lite coconut milk and only half a jalapeno to control heat. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2017
I love Indian food and the spices in this were delish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2016
One of the most surprisingly delicious soups I've ever eaten! Read More