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Tandoori-Roasted Cauliflower Soup

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Pureeing only part of the ingredients gives this soup a smooth, creamy base. The addition of bite-size veggies and roasted cauliflower lends a nice, hearty feel.


Uncooked cauliflower

8 cup(s), bite-size florets, divided

Curry powder

2½ tsp(s), divided (or more to taste)

Table salt

1 tsp(s), divided

Coconut oil

¾ tsp(s)


2 cup(s), diced

Minced garlic

1 tsp(s)

Minced ginger

1 tsp(s)

Mustard seed

1 tsp(s)

Cumin seeds

1 tsp(s)

Fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth

4 cup(s)

Canned diced tomatoes

14 oz, drained

String beans

2 cup(s), cut into bite-size pieces

Fresh lime juice

1 tbsp(s)

Fresh basil

2 tbsp(s), fresh, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Place 4 c cauliflower in a large bowl and coat with cooking spray; toss with 2 tsp curry powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Spread cauliflower on prepared pan; roast, stirring once halfway through, 30 minutes.
  3. While cauliflower cooks, heat oil in a large soup pot. Add onion and remaining 1/2 tsp salt; cook, stirring often, until slightly softened, 5 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, mustard seed, cumin seed and remaining 1/2 tsp curry powder (or more to taste); cook, stirring frequently, 1 minute.
  4. Add remaining 4 c raw cauliflower florets and broth to pot; increase heat to high and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, uncovered, until cauliflower is extremely soft, 15-20 minutes.
  5. Puree soup in pot using an immersion blender (or puree in batches in a countertop blender); stir in tomatoes and green beans. Cook, uncovered, until green beans are tender, 5-7 minutes. Stir in lime juice and roasted cauliflower; sprinkle with basil.


Serving size: 1 cup