Cauliflower Soup with Tahini

Smell of Rosemary - Cauliflower Soup with Tahini - Top

With this particular winter soup, healthy and delicious are found in a single fantastic recipe!  Each serving has only 141 calories and there is no cholesterol in this creamy cauliflower soup. It is super easy and fast to make, but has an extra array of flavors from tahini paste and smoked paprika and extra spice from hot pepper flakes. Roasted cauliflower florets makes a nice garnish for this soup. Enjoy!

Ingredients for roasted cauliflower florets

  • 2 cups of small cauliflower florets
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for the soup

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of hot pepper flakes
  • 1 large cauliflower, cut onto medium pieces
  • 1 small yellow potato, chopped
  • 6 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ cup tahini paste
  • 2 tablespoon s of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped dill

Smell of Rosemary - Cauliflower Soup with Tahini - Ingredients

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Toss small cauliflower florets with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place them in a single layer on parchment-lined baking sheet.

 

Smell of Rosemary - Cauliflower Soup with Tahini - Cauliflower Ready for Roasting

Roast the cauliflower until golden brown and crispy, for about 20 minutes.

Smell of Rosemary - Cauliflower Soup with Tahini - Cauliflower Roasted

In the meantime, prepare the soup.  In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium-high heat, add onion and cook for about 6 minutes, add garlic, smoked paprika and hot pepper flakes and cook an additional 1 minute, stirring frequently.

Smell of Rosemary - Cauliflower Soup with Tahini - Onion Cooking

Next, add cauliflower pieces, chopped potato, vegetable broth and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes until vegetables are soft.  Add tahini paste and lemon juice. Cook for 2 to 3 more minutes. Puree soup using a hand blender. Serve soup topped with roasted cauliflower florets and fresh chopped dill.

Smell of Rosemary - Cauliflower Soup with Tahini - Ready for Boiling

Serve 4-6.

Smell of Rosemary - Cauliflower Soup with Tahini - Soup Cooking

This recipe was inspired by a recipe found in Clean Eating from January/February 2017.

Prep time: 25 minutes

Active cook time 30 minutes.

Total time: 55 minutes

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