Moroccan spiced cauliflower & almond soup

Moroccan spiced cauliflower & almond soup

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(39 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Satisfying and comforting soup is the ultimate meal in a bowl, like this smooth and spicy North African blend

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal200
  • fat16g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein8g
  • salt2.7g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower
    Cauliflower

    Cauliflower

    coll-ee-fl-ow-ah

    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • ½ tsp each ground cinnamon, cumin and coriander
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste, plus extra drizzle
  • 1l hot vegetable or chicken stock
  • 50g toasted flaked almond, plus extra to serve

Method

  1. Cut the cauliflower into small florets. Fry olive oil, ground cinnamon, cumin and coriander and harissa paste for 2 mins in a large pan. Add the cauliflower, stock and almonds. Cover and cook for 20 mins until the cauliflower is tender. Blend soup until smooth, then serve with an extra drizzle of harissa and a sprinkle of toasted almonds.

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looney
10th Mar, 2013
4.05
This is the easiest soup to make. I was worried about the beige colour others spoke of but mine turned out okay. I used a red harissa. Ate with naan bread and it was super filling. I have frozen the leftovers and I'm going to try using it as a sauce for a healthy chicken curry. I think this will work. Can't seem to rate the recipe but would give it a 4 if I could.
arianna119
21st Feb, 2013
3.05
Nice soup but found the harissa paste overpowering. Would make it again but next time willdefinitely halve the quantity of harissa
sl230l
18th Feb, 2013
5.05
I would give this 5 stars (not sure if I managed this on the star system!). This is based on a taste : ease ratio! This is ridiculously easy, and very tasty for a change. If the cauliflower isn't large enough, it is a little watery : I add a little couscous to thicken it up. The almonds give it a lovely rich taste. The heat depends on the brand of harrissa paste. A firm favourite in our house
macquac68
5th Feb, 2013
5.05
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! And the flaked almonds at the end really do at to the texture of the dish!
cdcarbonell
30th Jan, 2013
5.05
Truly excellent. I didn't have fresh, so used frozen cauliflower.
fajroman
30th Jan, 2013
Hi all Could any please tell me what is harrisa Thank you
tellybwmbas
25th Sep, 2013
its a spicy moroccan paste...look for it in the spices section....Barts make one, but i make my own, its lovely stuff.
suegriff26
28th Jan, 2013
5.05
Very nice, reminded me of a satay taste. Didn't look too appetising but the taste definitely made up for it. Added about 40g dried green lentils at the beginning for extra thickness
sl230l
6th Jan, 2013
5.05
Delicious - especially given it's so easy. You don't even have to fry any onions : genius!!! New favourite in our house
rachelexeter
22nd Nov, 2012
4.05
Cauliflower is one of my least favourite vegetables, but I had a spare one to use up from the sunday roast, and gave this a go. Although the beige colour of the blended soup is quite unappealing, I really liked the combination of spices, and the almonds seemed to create a creamy consistency. I used 2 tbsps of harissa and like the spice/heat. I froze some and reheated - It doesn't smell great when reheated, but it does taste good still

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