Moroccan spiced cauliflower & almond soup

Moroccan spiced cauliflower & almond soup

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


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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  • 1 large cauliflower



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

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 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


  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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20th Oct, 2013
How is this an evaluation of the above soup? It's an entirely different recipe. Your soup may be nice but is no indication of how the actual recipe tastes.
1st Sep, 2013
I made this last weekend. It's very tasty, beautifully balanced with the creamy almond and cauliflower and the spicy harissa and I'd recommend it, but probably as a starter rather than a main course. Halfway through the bowl the flavours were still great but I was a bit bored with the texture. I think any dish is better if you finish it and are wishing you could have just another spoonful. Will definitely make again.
14th Aug, 2013
Excellent! Really super simple and tasty. Harissa made it quite strong, so I added a handful of fresh coriander. Also added lentils to thicken. Used purple cauliflower so colour was fine.
10th Mar, 2013
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.
21st Feb, 2013
Nice soup but found the harissa paste overpowering. Would make it again but next time willdefinitely halve the quantity of harissa
18th Feb, 2013
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
5th Feb, 2013
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! And the flaked almonds at the end really do at to the texture of the dish!
30th Jan, 2013
Truly excellent. I didn't have fresh, so used frozen cauliflower.
30th Jan, 2013
Hi all Could any please tell me what is harrisa Thank you
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.


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