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Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Vegan Cauliflower and Almond Soup in a white soup bowl with a spoon dipped in it.
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Filling, velvety smooth and spiced with warm and fragrant ras el hanout spice mix, this Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup is a perfect winter warmer! Made with ground almonds, you won’t believe this dairy-free cauliflower soup has no cream in it! We drizzled the soup with spicy harissa and sprinkled it with earthy toasted almonds for some extra flavour and texture!

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Is Cauliflower Underrated?

Cauliflower is a wonderful filling ingredient, especially when you’re following an all-plant diet. Without being too calorific, cauliflower is really satisfying and full of fibre. Furthermore, cauliflower contains a lot of antioxidants and various nutrients, including significant amounts of Vitamins C, K and B6.

Nutrients Found in 1 Cup (128g) of Cauliflower:
Calories: 25
Fibre: 3 grams
Vitamin C: 77% of the RDI
Vitamin K: 20% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 11% of the RDI
Folate: 14% of the RDI
Pantothenic acid: 7% of the RDI
Potassium: 9% of the RDI
Manganese: 8% of the RDI
Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI
Source: The Top 8 Health Benefits of Cauliflower (healthline.com)
Cauliflower florets in a large metal bowl.

Ingredients and Substitutes

Only 5 main ingredients, two optional toppings and some crusty bread to serve this dairy-free cauliflower soup! Simple and delicious.

  • vegetable oil: or any other odourless oil, like rapeseed or sunflower oil.
  • ras el hanout: adds all the flavour to this Moroccan cauliflower soup. If you want to make your own spice mix, have a look at our Ras El Hanout Spice Blend recipe.
  • cauliflower: you will need about 225-250g of raw cauliflower for one portion.
  • ground almonds: also known as almond flour. Choose finely ground almonds for the velvety non-grainy texture in this creamy vegan cauliflower soup. Almonds are the best way to add that smooth creaminess to cauliflower soup without cream or milk.
  • vegetable stock: make sure it’s vegan if required.
  • harissa: to drizzle on top. If your harissa is too thick, mix it with a little oil to make it drizzlable consistency.
  • almond flakes: to sprinkle on top.
  • crusty bread: to serve

Step-by-Step Cauliflower and Almond Soup Recipe

First, break up your cauliflower into florets. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pot. Then add ras el hanout and fry for 30 seconds until fragrant. If you don’t have any ras el hanout handy, it’s very simple to mix it yourself. Here’s the recipe for our ras el hanout spice mix.

Add cauliflower florets, and ground almonds and stir to coat in spices. Then pour in hot vegetable stock, cover with the lid, bring to the boil and leave to simmer on low heat for 20 minutes or until cauliflower is tender.

In the meantime, toast almond flakes in a dry pan until slightly browned and smelling nutty.

When the cauliflower is tender, tip into a liquidised or use a stick blender to make a silky smooth Moroccan Cauliflower Soup. Finally, divide it between two bowls, drizzle with harissa and scatter toasted almond flakes on top.

Two white bowls filled with vegan creamy cauliflower soup drizzled with harissa and topped with toasted fralked almonds.

Serve this Cauliflower and Almond Soup with some crusty bread for a more substantial meal! We absolutely love crusty sourdough with it!

Recipe FAQs

Why is My Soup Too Thin?

There are a couple of reasons that would contribute to Cauliflower & Almond Soup being too thin. First, make sure the weight of cauliflower indicated in the recipe is of the prepared cauliflower florets (once all the outer leaves have been removed). Second, make sure to use finely ground almonds that will absorb the moisture and thicken the soup better.

What Can I Substitute Harissa With In This Cauliflower Soup without Cream?

If you don’t have any harissa, try it with jerk paste (equally delicious). Alternatively, drizzle some chilli oil on top!

What To Serve Cauliflower Almond Soup With?

Just like with other soups, we like some bread with it! If you’re looking for an all-plant-based feast, try it with:

Have a look at our Bread Section and Sourdough Section for more ideas!

Other Delicious Soup Recipes

Did you enjoy our Vegan Cauliflower and Almond Soup? If you love having soups for lunch, you can find more ideas in our Soup Section. Three you will find a number of warming soups for a cold winter day as well as some fresh summer soups perfect for al fresco dining in the garden!

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Vegan Cauliflower and Almond Soup in a white soup bowl with a spoon dipped in it.

Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Soup

Filling, creamy and spiced with warm and fragrant ras el hanout spice mix, this Vegan Cauliflower and Almond Soup is a perfect winter warmer! Made with ground almonds, you won't believe this soup doesn't have any cream in! We drizzled the soup with spicy harissa and sprinkled with earthy toasted almonds for some extra flavour and texture!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course, Starter
Cuisine Maroccan, North African, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 2 portions
Calories 367 kcal

Equipment

  • Liquidiser or Stick Blender

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp ras el hanout
  • 450 g cauliflower cut into florets
  • 30 g ground almonds
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp harissa paste, to drizzle on top optional
  • 25 g almond flakes, to sprinkle on top optional
  • 2 slices of crusty bread to serve

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a large pot, add ras el hanout and fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add cauliflower florets, ground almond and stir to coat in spices. Then pour in the vegetable stock, cover with the lid, bring to the boil and leave to simmer on low heat for 20 minutes or until cauliflower is tender.
  • In the meantime, toast almond flakes in a dry pan until slightly browned.
  • When the cauliflower is cooked, tip into a liquidised or use a stick blender to make a silky smooth soup. Divide between two bowls, drizzle with harissa and scatter toasted almond flakes on top.
  • Serve with some crusty bread for a more substantial meal!

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 13gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 1247mgPotassium: 812mgFiber: 9gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 533IUVitamin C: 108mgCalcium: 169mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Cauliflower and Almond Soup, Cauliflower and Harissa Soup, Cauliflower Soup, Cauliflower Soup Recipe, Moroccan Cauliflower Soup, North African Cauliflower Soup, Vegan Cauliflower and Almond Soup, Vegan Cauliflower Soup
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6 Replies to “Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup”

  1. 5 stars
    Love that you used ras el hanout ~ it’s one of my favorite slice blends!

    1. We love it too! Goes so well with cauliflower and harissa!

  2. 5 stars
    One of my favourite soups. So creamy and delicious.

    1. Thanks, Dannii! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Wow, really delicious recipe and I was impressed how creamy it was whilst still being vegan!

    1. Absolutely, finely ground almonds are the magic ingredients in many of our vegan recipes! 🙂

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