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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    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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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.
28th Jan, 2013
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
6th Jan, 2013
Delicious - especially given it's so easy. You don't even have to fry any onions : genius!!! New favourite in our house
22nd Nov, 2012
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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25th Oct, 2012
I used Cayenne Pepper at the end, when seasoning,since I had no Harissa, but it turned out spicy enough. It's a nice soup,the only drawback being the greyish colour. Apart from that, all good!


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