10 Jan 2011 Curried Cauliflower Soup

Adapted from Whole Foods Market. “Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup“. Downloaded from the web on 10 January 2011.

My comments: I love the combination of cauliflower and curry! Here is an economical soup – economical in cost and in Weight Watcher points (4 per serving!).  We like a good crusty bread to go along with the soup — and while good French-style breads can be found in the Boston area, with a little advance planning (make the dough in the morning before work), I generally turn to a no-knead crusty bread that I originally found in Mark Bitman’s NY Times Column, The Minimalist. Of course, not to be outdone, America’s Test Kitchens tweaked this recipe by adding a bit of beer.  While the original ATK recipe is on their website, I also found it on the blog, Serious Eats. Either of these versions is a delicious accompaniment to soup!


1/4 cup raw sunflower kernels
3 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk (divided)
5 tsp milk curry powder (or make your own concoction)
1 cup chopped yellow onion
3 cloves garlic, chopped
5 cups (which is about 1 lb.) cauliflower florets


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Toss sunflower kernels with 1 tsp of the almond milk and 1 tsp curry powder. Spread the kernels on a small parchment lined baking sheet and bake, tossing once or twice, until the sunflower kernels are fragrant

Creamy curry cauliflower soup

Copyright © 2011. Adrien Bisson.

and toasted.  This should be about 6-8 mins.  Put these aside.

Heat 1/2 cup almond milk in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft – about 10 minutes.

Add remaining 4 teaspoons curry powder, remaining almond milk, and the cauliflower florets. Cover and simmer until the cauliflower is tender – about 40 minutes.

Using a stick blender (or as Emeril calls it, the boat motor), puree until smooth. Serve with the sunflower kernels.

Weight Watcher points = 4.

About amybisson

I taught second, third and fourth graders. Teaching was my passion and joy for 30 years. And it didn't hurt that they called me "mom" sometimes. View all posts by amybisson

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