This cauliflower soup recipe is vegan and full of cozy spices, like ginger and turmeric. It’s a healthy soup that’s easy and delicious.
- 3 pounds whole cauliflower (about 1 1/2 medium heads or 8 cups of florets)
- 6 medium garlic cloves
- 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus additional for garnish
- 1 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1 large yellow onion
- 1 carrot
- 6 to 7 cups vegetable broth
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Sliced green onion tops, for garnish
- Paprika, for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 450F.
- Chop the cauliflower into florets. Peel the garlic, keeping the cloves whole. Place the cauliflower and garlic in a large bowl and stir together with 3 tablespoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat, and place the cauliflower in an even layer on top. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes until lightly blackened and very tender, stirring once.
- Meanwhile, dice the onion. Peel and dice carrot.
- In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat. Saute the onion and carrot until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add 6 cups vegetable both and the cumin, coriander, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and black pepper, and bring it to a boil. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes while the cauliflower roasts.
- When the cauliflower is done, use a spoon to remove about 3/4 cup of the smallest florets for the garnish. Then pour the remaining roasted cauliflower and garlic into the broth mixture. Add 1 cup broth, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Puree with an immersion blender until smooth (or pour into a blender and blend until smooth, taking care that the liquid is very hot).
- Serve immediately, topped with the reserved cauliflower, sliced green onions, additional olive oil (if desired), and a sprinkle of paprika.
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Moroccan
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