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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8th Oct, 2012
I used 2tsp of chipotle paste and omitted the cumin and was very nice. Might add an onion and garlic next time.
14th Sep, 2012
I added extra water as it was too thick. It had a strong taste of almonds, which I was not keen on. Next time I will reduce the amount of almonds. Overall, it was nice and a hit with all the family. I will certainly make it again.
28th Aug, 2012
I adore this soup! Great recipe. So simple and cost effective. I am having vegan friends over tomorrow and am making it for their starter with nice crusty bread.
31st Jul, 2012
Amazing recipe - I've made this many times and turns out delicious each time! So filling, goes well with cheese.
24th Feb, 2012
I used curry paste instead of harissa paste and had curried cauliflower and almond soup. Also nice.
16th Feb, 2012
I used the 2 tablepoons of harissa and the soup was far too spicy for me .Even my husband who likes hot curries had to put some yoghurt in to eat it. If I made this again I would use 2 teaspoons intead of 2 tablespoons of the harissa [presumably depends on the make]. The other comment I have is that it left a very strong unpleasant smell around the house and everyone complained about the smell when I heated it up in our staffroom!!
13th Feb, 2012
Fabulous recipe!! I think it's un-mess-up-able! I have fogotten to add the cinnamon, cumin and coriander until just before blending once and it made no difference to the delicious outcome! Love it!
29th Jan, 2012
It wasn't bad, but my husband and I were not too sure about the consistency which in our case turned out a bit too grainy and thick. Also agree with Saz who said that the spices overwhelm the cauliflower. Colour a bit off putting too! Won't be making this again.
24th Jan, 2012
Lovely thick warming soup, fed 3 of us at lunch including 2 fussy girls.
22nd Jan, 2012
I absolutely Loved this soup. Thought the almonds gave the soup a great texture. I didn't find it fed 4 - more like 2. Will double next time.


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