Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Seasoned with curry powder and cumin, a hot bowl of this Roasted Cauliflower Soup is the perfect lunch on chilly spring day!

Seasoned with curry powder and cumin, a hot bowl of this Roasted Cauliflower Soup is the perfect lunch on cold winter day!A couple of weeks ago, my wife went out of town on a work trip.  Now I love having her here, but there is something totally awesome about having the house all to yourself for a few days, too.  Tell me you know the feeling!  I was tempted to sit in the basement and play video games all day…but nope, I used that quiet time to get some work done.  I know, I know.  All work and no play makes David boring.  I guess I was a bit boring for those couple of days…although I did wander out for a late-night curling game one night.  That counts, right?

Seasoned with curry powder and cumin, a hot bowl of this Roasted Cauliflower Soup is the perfect lunch on cold winter day!By Day 3, I was getting tired of sitting in front of the computer.  I headed off to the kitchen to see if I could stir up some trouble.  And stir up trouble I did!  It’s been downright cold here in upstate New York this past winter.  Even though we’re heading into spring now, it’s still a bit on the chilly side, and I felt like a hot, flavorful soup was in order.  We’ve been eating different homemade soups since all winter, but we were out of leftovers.  As boredom was beginning to set in, I decided to push my culinary boundaries a bit.  You know, rummage around in the spice cabinet and see what I could find hiding in there.  And there it was.  Sitting in the back left corner of the cabinet.  Curry powder.  My wife is a huge fan of curry, but I don’t use it that much in the kitchen.  It was clearly time to fix that problem!

Seasoned with curry powder and cumin, a hot bowl of this Roasted Cauliflower Soup is the perfect lunch on cold winter day!Roasted Cauliflower Soup

We’re all about roasted veggies in the winter as a side dish, but I wanted to make soup.  That’s when the recipe started to come together.  Roasted veggie soup using curry powder.  I grabbed a couple of heads of cauliflower and seasoned those bad boys with some olive oil, salt and curry powder.  45 minutes later, those roasted curried cauliflower were soft and ready to be blended into a soup.  Yup, cauliflower soup.  Yup, that same cauliflower that I poked at and pushed around my plate as a kid.  Who knew that a little bit of curry was all I needed to turn cauliflower into a delicious and flavorful soup?

I believe this is our 5th batch of soup in the past two months.  We’ve gone back in the Spiced archives and made Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup, Fiesta Chicken Soup (with leftover turkey instead of chicken) as well as another round of Wild Mushroom Bean and Barley Soup.  What is your go-to lunch in the winter and early spring?  As you can tell, ours is soup…lots and lots of soup!

Did you make a batch of this Roasted Cauliflower Soup at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  Enjoy!

Seasoned with curry powder and cumin, a hot bowl of this Roasted Cauliflower Soup is the perfect lunch on cold winter day!

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Seasoned with curry powder and cumin, a hot bowl of this Roasted Cauliflower Soup is the perfect lunch on chilly day!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 316kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium heads cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp salt divided
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 7 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • cups full-fat coconut milk see note
  • tsp cumin
  • 6 slices day-old bread cubed
  • Optional garnishes: fresh herbs sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Spray with olive oil or nonstick baking spray. Set pan aside.
  • Break cauliflower into florets and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, 1 tsp of salt and curry powder. Toss until well coated. Arrange florets in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Roast at 375°F for 38-40 minutes, or until florets are soft and lightly browned.
  • Once the cauliflower is done, place a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the butter and diced onions and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the minced garlic and saute for 3-4 more minutes.
  • Add the roasted cauliflower and chicken stock; bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the remaining 2 tsp salt along with the coconut milk, cumin and cubed bread; stir until well combined.
  • Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs and a dollop of sour cream before serving (optional).

Notes

Full fat coconut milk is often available in cans in the Asian aisle at your local supermarket.

Seasoned with curry powder and cumin, a hot bowl of this Roasted Cauliflower Soup is the perfect lunch on cold winter day!

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26 Comments

    1. Thank you so much, Rachelle! I am really quite happy that the winter is finally winding down, but I gotta admit that I will miss soup season a bit. It’s still chilly here, though, so another round or two of soup is still totally justifiable! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  1. Oh good gawsh – curry powder and cumin are my kryptonite! What a fantastic idea to roast cauliflower with it and then turn it into a delectable soup with cumin!!! This is fantastic – wait I said that already – I am blinded by cumin and curry!!!!
    P.S. – kudos to Mrs. Spiced for the inspiration for this one!

    1. I’m noticing a trend here, Shashi. Whenever Mrs. Spiced inspires a recipe, it makes you go crazy. Are you trying to tell me something? :-/ Just kidding!! Mrs. Spiced (Laura) has also been an adventurous chef, although I take full credit for this recipe! Ok, maybe the curry powder and cumin was indeed inspired by Mrs. Spiced…just don’t tell her that. 🙂

    1. Exactly, Christina! I couldn’t be happier about winter coming to a close here, but it’s still a bit chilly out there. I think another batch or two of soup is totally allowed before we hit the warm(ish) spring days!

    1. Yes! The cauliflower was a fun base to this soup. And the cumin and curry powder really added just the right amount of seasoning. I guess it was more of a stew than a soup since it’s pretty thick…but you could always adjust the amount of stock depending on your preferences. Thanks so much, Manali! Oh, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  2. I so know the feeling of having “free” time when the spouse is out of town. Even though you miss them, it is kind of nice to have the time for yourself. This soup looks amazing David. I have not ever made cauliflower soup but I think I am going to try your recipe.

    1. Thanks so much, Raquel! This one was definitely an adventure. Roasted cauliflower has a ton of flavor, so it just made sense that it would be tasty once it was pureed into a soup, right? I left this soup fairly thick since I like thicker soups, but you could totally thin it out with more stock. Either way, it was a fun adventure. I guess if the most trouble that I get into while my wife is out of town is making a new kind of soup, then things could be worse. Haha! Thanks so much for commenting, Raquel! 🙂

    1. Why thank you my good man! I had a blast playing with spices that I normally don’t pull out of the cabinet. I clearly need to play with curry a bit more! #WolfpackCurryTrain

  3. I LOVE roasting cauliflower with cumin and curry powder and this is just amazing you combined it in a soup- Maybe the other half needs to leave more often for this epic creations to be created…That, or crazy weather to be more permanent.

    1. Haha…I don’t know about the crazy weather being more permanent. I think it would be dangerous to see what I would create if I get much more stir crazy than I am after this winter! And as far as the better half leaving more often? Well, she’s gone again this week (to Disney for a “conference”) and all I want to do is lay on the couch watching basketball with a beer in my hand. Is that bad?

  4. I’m so with you on the empty house thing. It’s nice to have a couple “bachelor” days… prior to Asheley, I would always just fall asleep with the TV on… she totally nixed that when we got married. So when I’m alone, I keep that sucker on all night hahaha. And dude, late night curling game and you didn’t call me? I thought we were friends. How are we supposed to train for the 2018 Olympics team if we aren’t practicing non-stop?

    1. Dude! You gotta get your butt up here and try some curling before the ice melts for the season. How in the heck are you going to make the Olympics if you don’t practice?? I’ve got a game tonight, so I’m totally beating you on the practice thing. (They say practice makes perfect…but I’m seriously doubting that right now. Haha!)

  5. Roasted cauliflower, coconut milk and tons of spices…this is literally my dream soup David!

    And btw you should have totally stayed in the basement playing video games, no showers, no answering the phone, not emptying the trash: totally wolfpack style!

    1. Haha…when I was making this, I totally thought, “Hmmm…this sounds like something Mike would make.” We all know about you and your love affair with cauliflower. 😉

      Wait…not emptying the trash would imply that the trash even made it the trashcan in the first place. We’re going full-on bachelor pad style here!

    1. Yeah, curry is definitely one of those spices that is growing on me. I never think about using it, but whenever I do I end up being pleasantly surprised. Of course, you could easily sub the curry out for another spice…that’s what makes soups so much fun (and so easy!) to make!

    1. Thanks, Greg! I have to admit that I kinda stumbled onto these spices in my quest to venture out of my normal spice routine (i.e. cinnamon…haha). It’s one heck of a tasty soup!

  6. I have seen so many cauliflower recipes lately and have yet to make one. This soup looks divine! I am a huge fan of eating soup not just in the Winter, but all year. I rarely make it, but I love eating it!:-)

    1. I agree, Tamara! Cauliflower seems to be the new kale. Haha! As if anything could dethrone kale from it’s spot in the trendy foods list. 🙂 We love soup around here, too! I always forget how easy it is to make a huge pot. We usually freeze half and then we have it hiding in the freezer later when we aren’t in the mood to make anything. I hope it’s getting a bit warmer down there for you!

    1. Wait…what is that supposed to mean? I’m a perfect little angel! (Ok, so maybe that halo is held up by devil’s horns.) I’m so ready for the winter to be over, but I am going to miss the winter comfort food! Hot soup in the middle of July just doesn’t cut it.

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