In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired.
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoons ground turmeric
1 ¼ teaspoons salt
¾ teaspoon ground pepper
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (about 6 cups)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup diced carrot
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 fresh red chile pepper, such as serrano or jalapeño, minced, plus more for garnish
1 (14 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
3 cups diced peeled russet potatoes (1/2-inch)
3 cups diced peeled sweet potatoes (1/2-inch)
2 teaspoons lime zest
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
- Step 1
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Step 2
Combine coriander, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, salt, pepper and cayenne in a small bowl. Toss cauliflower with 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture and toss again. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast the cauliflower until the edges are browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside.
- Step 3
Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrot and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, stirring often, until the onion is soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, chile and the remaining spice mixture. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.
- Step 4
Stir in tomato sauce, scraping up any browned bits, and simmer for 1 minute. Add broth, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lime zest and juice. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, partially covered and stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 35 to 40 minutes.
- Step 5
Stir in coconut milk and the roasted cauliflower. Return to a simmer to heat through. Serve garnished with cilantro and chiles, if desired.
To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups
Per Serving: 272 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 33.4g; dietary fiber 7.2g; sugars 8.3g; fat 14.8g; saturated fat 10.1g; vitamin a iu 9200.1IU; vitamin c 52.2mg; folate 73.8mcg; calcium 86.3mg; iron 3.6mg; magnesium 69.4mg; potassium 910.5mg; sodium 509.4mg.
Exchanges: 3 fat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch