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Curried Cauliflower Soup

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Curried Cauliflower Soup

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This curried cauliflower soup recipe uses the starch in onions and cauliflower to make a spicy and wonderfully creamy soup from puréed vegetables and a just a bit of heavy cream. Feel free to add more cayenne if you like things spicy.

Note: As with all soups, homemade broth greatly improves the flavor and nutrition value of this soup.

Feeling a chill? Try these other delicious Warming Winter Soups. Or, try this simple yet luxurious Cream of Cauliflower Soup.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 main or 8 soup course servings


  • 2 Tbsp. butter, plus more for optional garnish
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne (optional)
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped chives or fresh cilantro for garnish, optional


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally and adjusting heat so onions are cooking but not browning, until onions look starchy and a bit creamy, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add curry powder and cayenne, if you like, and stir to combine thoroughly, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add cauliflower, stir to combine, cover and cook 3 minutes. Add broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat to maintain a steady simmer and cook until cauliflower is very tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Purée soup with a hand-held blender. Or, whirl in batches in a blender or food processor until smooth (place a kitchen towel over blender to prevent potential burns). (Note: At this point the soup may be cooled, covered, and frozen for up to 4 months.)
  4. Add cream and cook over medium-low heat until hot.

Serve soup hot, with a sprinkle of chives and/or a pat of butter, if you like.

Makes about 8 cups soup (4 main course servings; 8 soup course servings) Curried Cauliflower Soup.

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 5 out of 5
Delicious!!, Member Crazy4Veggies

I am so impressed on a soup that cooks up this quick! The flavor is divine!! Love the simplicity of this too.

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