Roasted Cauliflower Curry Soup

Soup is so good for the soul, especially during our long Michigan winters or beautiful late Michigan fall weather.

My family knows we have transitioned into fall mode once soups and stews become regular fare at dinner.  Though my family prefers noodle based or heartier soups and stews, I like a feel good/taste good bowl of vegetable based deliciousness.  I will often make a big batch of a Recipe Rebuild soup at the start of the week and enjoy it for multiple lunches throughout the week.  This keeps my lunches easy, fast and of course healthy!

In this particular cauliflower soup recipe, curry was added for a whole new depth of flavor.  By roasting the cauliflower first, the soup gains even more flavor through the caramelization process.  Coconut milk adds a subtle delicate balance and if I had roasted chickpeas around, I would have garnished it with those.

Other favorite vegetable based soup recipes:

Creamy Squash Soup

Immunity Boosting Sweet Potato Soup With Red Lentils, Ginger and Tumeric

Creamy Tuscan Bean Soup 

Broccoli Bisque With Gremolata

White Bean and Squash Soup 

Vegetable Pesto Soup

Roasted Mushroom Soup 

Why Healthy

  • Cauliflower is low in fat and carbs but high in dietary fiber, folate, water, and vitamin C. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable and like the other cruciferous vegetables, it is known for high concentration of cancer-fighting chemicals called glucosinolates.


Roasted Cauliflower Curry Soup

Yield: 4-6

Prep Time: 15

Cook Time: 1.5 Hours


2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Divided
2 Medium Heads of Cauliflower, Chopped Into Florets, Stems Removed
1 Medium Sweet Onion, Chopped Roughly
4 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
2 Teaspoons Good Quality Curry Powder
2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger, Minced
1 Can Light Coconut Milk
4-5 Cups Vegetable Stock
1 Potato, Peeled and Diced
Salt and Pepper To Taste

Optional Garnish: Roasted Chickpeas, Pepitas or Sunflower Seeds, Thinly Sliced Hot Peppers


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and drizzle a large baking pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Add cauliflower and onion to the pan and toss to gently coat in oil, roast for 30 minutes turning once during the cooking time.
Heat the additional tablespoon of olive oil in a large soup pot and toss in the garlic, until fragrant.
Add the ginger, cumin and curry to the garlic and toss well, toasting the spices until they are also fragrant.
Pour the coconut milk in the pot as well as the stock.
Add the roasted cauliflower, onion and potato to the pot and simmer on low to medium heat until the cauliflower is very tender when pierced with a fork, about 40 minutes.
Taste and adjust seasonings as desired and using a handheld immersion blender puree until smooth or until half pureed to leave a little texture.
If you do not have an immersion blender, working in batches carefully puree in a blender until smooth.
Transfer to soup bowls, garnish and enjoy!


40 Responses to “Quinoa Revolution Review & Giveaway”

  1. G. Tessner — January 8, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    The quinoa salad with cauliflower, chickpeas and mushrooms was a big hit!


  2. Peggy — January 8, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    Yum!! We have added quinoa this year too and would love the cookbook!


  3. Barbara — January 8, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    I discovered quinoa a couple of years ago. I am hooked…very versatile.


  4. monica cesarato — January 8, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    I actually ate it few times but never got round to cook it, so this book would be a great help! Ciao from Venice!


  5. Sue — January 8, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    I’m following you on pinterest.


  6. Sue — January 8, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    My family is trying to eat less meat this year, this cookbook looks like a big help.


  7. Barbara — January 8, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    I’m TRYING to use more quinoa so a book like this would be VERY helpful!


  8. Barbara — January 8, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    I’ve re-tweeted this!


  9. Barbara — January 8, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

    I’m followong you on Pinterest now!


  10. Barbara — January 8, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    and now we’re FB friends too!


  11. lori — January 8, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    If quinoa is so great, I really need to find a recipe that works for me. I’ve tried it once an didn’t really like it.


  12. lori — January 8, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    I’ve completed step 2.


  13. lori — January 8, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    I’ve completed step 3.


  14. Peggy — January 8, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    Following you on facebook and pintrest~


  15. Sarah L — January 8, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    I love quinoa, but I always make the same few recipes with it. I’d love this cookbook so that I can expand my use of quinoa.


  16. Sarah L — January 8, 2013 @ 6:43 pm
  17. linda — January 8, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    The perfect grain high in protein and tastes great. I’d love the cookbook so I can continue on my healthy eating journey and help my friends do the same, while enjoying every bite.


  18. Helen Crosso — January 8, 2013 @ 11:46 pm

    I Love Quinoa, I would love to win this cookbook to find great recipes to help me use it more & keep us healthy!!!


  19. Helen Crosso — January 8, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

    Tweeted: Helen Crosson ‏@CrossonHelen

    Enter to win a copy of Quinoa Revolution @ Recipe Rebuild


  20. Helen Crosso — January 8, 2013 @ 11:58 pm
  21. Helen Crosso — January 8, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    “Liked” Recipe Rebuild’s Facebook Page


  22. Michael — January 9, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    We’ve been eating Quinoa for years. Love it! Some new recipes for preparing it would be wonderful. Thank you.


  23. Michael — January 9, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    “Liked” Recipe Rebuild’s Facebook Page


  24. Carolyn — January 9, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    We eat quinoa here in our house but it’s always hard to come up with new and interesting recipes my kids will eat too. Would love the cookbook! I already am part of your Facebook page but i don’t follow Twitter. I’ll try “Pinterest” next.


  25. Cory Moorhead — January 9, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    Our son made a dish using quinoa while he was visiting over Christmas and left us with a big bagful. A cookbook full of quinoa reccipes would be wonderful, plus a dictionary on how to pronounce the word. lol


  26. Julie in Redmond — January 9, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    I would love to learn how to incorporate quinoa into my family’s diet. I’ve been cooking with more “ancient” grains like farro and kamut, but I haven’t tackled quinoa yet.


  27. Rosetta from Elmwood Park — January 9, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    It’s all about the health benefits of eating more complex carbs and staying away from white processed flour! Would love this cookbook!!!

    Thanks for this contest…


  28. Joan — January 9, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    I’ve loved quinoa since before it was trendy! This cookbook would give new life to this ancient grain!!


  29. Joan — January 9, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    I’m already following you on Pinterest! :)


  30. Joan — January 9, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    I’ve “liked” you on Facebook!


  31. Joan — January 9, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    I’ve tweeted about you and the contest!


  32. Imacolata — January 9, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    Have used quinoa a couple of times and would like the book for recipes to use it more. (Have completed step 3)


  33. Julie in Redmond — January 10, 2013 @ 5:07 am

    I’ve liked” Recipe Rebuild on Facebook.


  34. Sandy — January 10, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    I have just recently discovered quinoa and due to health issues, I’m looking for new and interesting recipes with quinoa. Thank- you!


  35. Danielle K — January 12, 2013 @ 3:15 am

    I’d love this cookbook because I love quinoa but want to try new ways to cook it…I always use the same few recipes with it.


  36. Kelly B — January 12, 2013 @ 4:50 am

    I recently made quinoa for the first time after having a taste my neighbor made for a party. It had a greek salad flavor, complete with feta, chopped cucumbers and tomato and rainbow quinoa. The clincher was her homemade basil and sundried tomato honey! What a flavor explosion and it made me a quinoa fan.


  37. Annie — January 12, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    Hi.. I did #2


  38. Annie — January 12, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    me again.. i did #3


  39. Annie — January 12, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    And I would like to win this book because I a quinoa freak and I always need a recipe to follow..otherwise I’m lost..thanks


  40. AdriBarr — January 13, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    Because I love Quinoa! I’ve cooked with it for years – old hippies never die you know. We just discover cool heirloom, ancient or foreign grains and rices.


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