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Spicy Cauliflower Soup

Thick and creamy, this spicy cauliflower soup is loaded with ginger, garlic, turmeric, and cayenne. It is a nutritious, plant-based soup that is comforting and delicious.

Two bowls with spicy cauliflower soup

If you love extra thick and spicy soups as I do, this Spicy Cauliflower Soup is going to be a treat for your taste buds. Comforting and ever so creamy, this soup is completely dairy-free and chockablock with flavor.

One of the reasons I love this soup is that it is so ridiculously easy to make. Another reason is that this tasty soup can be prepared in 35 minutes or less.

Ingredients to make spicy cauliflower soup recipe

What are the ingredients needed to make this Spicy Cauliflower Soup?

You only need the following 11 easy-to-find ingredients to make a flavor-rocking spicy cauliflower soup, and they are:

  1. Cauliflower,
  2. Celery,
  3. Yellow onion,
  4. Garlic,
  5. Ginger,
  6. Olive oil,
  7. Coriander,
  8. Cayenne,
  9. Smoked paprika,
  10. Turmeric, &
  11. Almond milk.

You will also need salt and pepper to season the soup with. And, some optional ingredients are cilantro and jalapeño slices for garnish.

Roasting cauliflower with spices to make soup

Steps to make this Cauliflower Soup:

  • Prep the veggies
    Clean, peel and roughly chop up the onion, cauliflower (BTW, check out this video for a super easy tutorial to cut up cauliflower without too much of a mess), garlic cloves, ginger chunk, and celery. These do not have to be sliced thin or perfectly, as they will all be blended. After the veggies are cleaned and chopped, then drizzle them with a mixture of the olive oil and spices. A pastry brush can be used to spread the spiced oil mixture around the veggies if desired.
  • Roast the veggies
    Roasting the spice and oil smothered cauliflower, celery, garlic, onion, and ginger adds so much flavor. But that’s not the only advantage. Roasting the veggies makes this soup so easy and quick to make.
Two bowls with spicy cauliflower soup recipe
  • Blend the veggies
    When the veggies are tender, add them to a blender along with the almond milk. The almond milk adds a little oomph of protein to this recipe. However, it can easily be substituted with vegetable stock, another nut milk (other than pistachio), or coconut milk. If you like a thicker soup, keep the quantity of almond milk at 2 cups or fewer. However, if you like a thinner soup, add in more almond milk or vegetable stock to get the consistency you like.
A big bowl of creamy plant based spicy cauliflower soup
  • Season, Serve, and Sprinkle
    After the veggies are blended, add in a bit of salt and pepper and mix the soup around so the salt and pepper are well incorporated, and they season the soup throughout. Then, serve the soup up in bowls, sprinkled with some chopped cilantro or parsley, some jalapeño slices and some roasted cauliflower florets.
Digging into a big bowl of creamy vegan cauliflower soup.

Cauliflower is one of my favorite ingredients. At this point I am thinking at there isn’t much cauliflower cannot do. I have so enjoyed it riced, sauced, puréed, sautéed, and curry-fied. It is so versatile and so good at absorbing the flavors it is surrounded with ~ like in this Spicy Cauliflower Soup. I have enjoyed numerous steamy bowls of this comforting and creamy soup over this winter, and I am hoping you give this recipe a try too.

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A big bowl of creamy plant based spicy cauliflower soup

Spicy Cauliflower Soup

Yield: 3-4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Thick and creamy, this spicy cauliflower soup is loaded with ginger, garlic, turmeric, and cayenne. It is a nutritious, plant-based soup that is comforting and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 medium/large yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch chunk of ginger
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (or oil of your choice)
  • 3 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cayenne (can use 1/2 tsp or 1/4 tsp for a less spicy soup)
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2.5 cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro, jalapeño slices, to garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Chop up the head of cauliflower, separate the florets off the stem and leaves and place them on a Silpat lined baking tray.
  3. Remove the skin off the onion, ginger, and garlic cloves, roughly chop them up as well and add them to the baking tray as well.
  4. Wash and roughly chop up the celery stalks and add them to the tray as well.
  5. Add the oil, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, and smoked paprika to a small bowl and mix well.
  6. Then brush the spiced oil over the cauliflower, opinion, ginger, garlic, and celery on the baking tray.
  7. Place the spiced veggies in the 400 F oven and bake for 30 minutes until cauliflower is tender.
  8. Remove veggies from the oven, save a couple of roasted cauliflower florets to garnish the soup with, and add the rest to a blender along with the almond milk. Blend until it is as smooth as you like it to be.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve garnished with roasted cauliflower florets, jalapeño slices, and chopped cilantro.
Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 245Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 0mgSodium 161mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 7gSugar 12gProtein 6g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

Love cauliflower, and this soup looks amazing. Terrific recipe -- thanks.

Katherine

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

What a lovely, healthy soup! Great idea to roast the cauliflower for extra flavor.

Amanda Wren-Grimwood

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

That looks so good. I love the colour and the roasted cauliflower on top. Delicious!

Dannii

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

This is my favourite soup to make in the winter. So hearty and delicious.

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