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Curried Cauliflower and Carrot Soup
with baby kale salad

Active: 35 Total: 35

This bright soup is positively packed with vegetables and turns smooth and creamy without needing any cream.
Smarts: Yogurt, raisins, and almonds all work well as toppings with the flavors of the curry in the soup, but feel free just to use one or two and / or set them out to customize bowls at the table.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Curried Cauliflower and Carrot Soup:
  • Onions, medium - 1/2, chopped
  • Carrots - 1 1/2 lbs, chopped
  • Cauliflower florets - 10 oz (use pre-chopped to save time or use frozen)
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Curry powder, mild - 2 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 4 cups
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Pita bread or flatbread, gluten-free (opt) - 4 rounds (sub gluten-free chips if you want something crunchy)
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/2 cup
  • Golden raisins (opt) - 1/4 cup (sub regular raisins)
  • Almonds, sliced or slivered - 2 Tbsp
Baby Kale Salad with Curried Yogurt Dressing:
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 2 Tbsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 1/2 tsp
  • Honey - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric, ground - 1/8 tsp
  • Baby kale - 5 oz
  • Almonds, sliced or slivered - 2 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Onions / Carrots / Cauliflower / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make dressing - Whisk together yogurt (portion for salad), olive oil, vinegar, water, honey, and turmeric until smooth. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven or large saucepan with cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and carrots and saute both together until carrots are nearly tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. To carrots, add curry powder and garlic and saute until fragrant, ~1 minute.

  3. Add cauliflower to carrots and pour stock over top. Bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer until cauliflower and carrots are tender, 15 to 20 minutes (if using frozen cauliflower, it will be tender in much less time).

  4. Turn off the heat and blend the soup until smooth using an immersion blender or (working in batches) a standing blender. (You can add some water if the soup is too thick.)

  5. Return the blended soup to the pot and stir in lemon juice. Taste and season with some salt and pepper.

  6. Warm gluten-free bread in the toaster or oven (if using).

  7. Spread baby kale out on a serving platter. Top with almonds (portion for salad) and drizzle with dressing. Add some black pepper on top if you’d like.

  8. Divide soup between serving bowls and top with yogurt, raisins, and / or almonds (portion for soup). Enjoy with pita bread and salad on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

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Paleo (4)
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Most Helpful

Surprisingly delicious soup! The almonds, raisins, and yogurt toppings made the difference. Salad ok.

By: Diane
Posted: Apr 30, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

18 reviews

I though the soup needed a little perking up (added coriander and red pepper flakes), but I enjoyed it in the end despite the blandness. I didn't have any almonds on hand so I substituted roasted unsalted cashews. I appreciate that this meal was easy to make ahead and full of veggies. Crispy chickpeas as garnish would be a nice addition.

By: Claire
Posted: Nov 02, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really yummy! Preparing the carrots was the most time consuming part of this meal. I made sure I simmered it long enough so that everything was soft and then put it in a blender. It didn't need the almonds or raisins.

By: Johanna
Posted: Sep 26, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very good! I like the inclusion of the side salad, as well

By: Brooke
Posted: Sep 25, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Delicious soup! I also roasted some chickpeas (tossed with curry powder and salt) to add a bit more protein along with all the other toppings.

By: Teresa
Posted: Jun 19, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

This was just ok. The raisins helped, but overall just kind of an average meal.

By: Jennifer
Posted: May 23, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was good but not great.

By: Namrita
Posted: May 17, 2022
Diet: Paleo
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