Vegan Cauliflower Soup With Turmeric

Vegan cauliflower soup will delight your tastebuds with flavorful spices like cumin, turmeric, cardamon with a sprinkle of red pepper to spice it up!  Enjoy this creamy soup as a main meal or add as a starter to your menu! 


vegan cauliflower soup with red pepper flakes


Vegan Cauliflower Soup

The summer months are so unpredictable here in Pacific Grove, CA. We have a lot of sunny days year round, but the months of June and July when you expect the sun to to be brightest is actually thick with coastal fog. It seems to appear in the morning as I head out for work and then rolls back in when I return (sigh).

It’s the price you pay for living near the beach and after living on the Monterey Bay for over ten years, I’m still not completely tuned in with the fact that our summer months are filled with gray days. The gloom does burn off, but I can’t appreciate the glorious cool 70-75 degree breeze while I’m at the office!

I suppose that is why I’m craving the comfort of a warm bowl of soup! If you’re socked in with fog then evenings should include a good book and a bowl of this creamy cauliflower soup, ya think?!

I stumbled on this Creamy Cauliflower Soup to Die For recipe on a health site called Proline Organic.  I think they sell health products mostly, but this recipe is what caught my eye!


vegan cauliflower soup in a black bowl


Cauliflower soup recipe with lots of spices!

The list of ingredients for this recipe looks a little long, but don’t skimp on any of the spices. The flavors together are belly warming delicious, and it’s very easy to make! I had all the spices, even the turmeric and cardamom that gives this soup soup such a nice complex addition of flavor!

Have you noticed that I’m completely hooked on Cauliflower (Cauliflower Fried Rice, Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole, Low Carb Hamburger Casserole)? It’s such a healthy veggie full of fiber and Vitamin C  and when you add it in soups it blends into a thick creamy base. When the flavors meld together you think you’re consuming a rich heavy cream based soup instead of a dairy-free nutritious meal!

Summer-time soups

I know some of you are rolling your eyes (I see you!) about my weather complaints! Some of you are sweltering in heat and can’t imagine cooking soup, but that too shall pass and you’ll want a healthy serving of this vegan cauliflower soup!

In fact, how about trying to keep cool with these summer soups:

Best homemade tomato soup recipe

Tangy cucumber soup

So easy gazpacho recipe


vegan cauliflower soup with turmeric


Wear layers when visiting Monterey

I always feel a little bad for the tourists that try to escape the heat of the central valley and head toward the coast only to find that they actually need sweaters and long pants (always pack long sleeved shirts and a warm pull-over), so my final tip for you is to wait a bit before visiting Monterey Bay.

Perfect summer weather arrives in September and it’s glorious too because while the rest of California is begging for the cool weather to arrive, we get another couple of months of a mild breeze and bright sunshine!

I need to keep reminding myself that this gray weather will pass..


Creamy cauliflower soup with a sprinkle of red peppers

Cauliflower Soup

Vegan cauliflower soup will delight your tastebuds with flavorful spices like cumin, turmeric, cardamon with a sprinkle of red pepper to spice it up! Enjoy this creamy soup as a main meal or add as a starter to your menu!
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Course: Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 1 TBL coconut oil
  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 large cauliflower chopped as evenly as possible
  • 1 13.5 ounce coconut milk from a can
  • 1 TBL apple cider vinegar


  • In a large stock pot heat oil over medium low heat. Add onions, cumin, salt, turmeric, coriander, cardamom and pepper. Mix well and sauté until onions are soft and fragrant. Stir in the garlic.
  • Add the broth and cauliflower pieces and bring to a boil over medium high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until cauliflower is cooked through.
  • Remove stock pot from heat and with an immersion blender mix until the ingredients are creamy.
  • Return pot to stove and turn heat to simmer. Add the coconut milk and vinegar.
  • Simmer until all the ingredient are incorporated. Serve with red pepper flakes for a little warm spice!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 664mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g


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vegan cauliflower soup with red pepper flakes

This vegan cauliflower soup will delight your tastebuds with flavorful spices like cumin, turmeric, cardamon with a sprinkle of red pepper to spice it up!  Enjoy this creamy soup as a main meal or add as a starter to your menu! #vegan #soup #cauliflower #dairyfree |

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  1. My kids love cauliflower and the spices in the soup make this sound so flavorful! This is a great gluten and dairy free option. Yum! 🙂

  2. I love cauliflower in practically anything, definitely one of my favourite vegetables. It really does make the most beautiful soups and purees, I must give this a try!

  3. We use cauliflower extensively in Indian cooking, but, I have never tried to put it into a soup and add Indian spices to it. I am going to make this soup for some family members who would never have thought of making soup from cauliflower. I will send you a photo of them enjoying the soup.

  4. Oh wow, what a flavorful soup! Cauliflower will soon be in season here and I’ll def. be trying this. The spices sound great. Ya know, the one and only time I’ve been to California was a few years back in late June and I was surprised at the weather. I remember it being very grey most of the day. I was one of those people looking for the non stop sunshine and definitely didn’t pack for the non sunny mornings!

  5. There’s nothing I like better than a great bowl of soup and your cauliflower soup looks so creamy and delicious! The turmeric gives it such a beautiful color too. Your pictures are beautiful!

  6. We’ve had plenty of damp rainy days this summer and we’ve had soup a number of times. I love soup so much we eat it year round. Can’t wait to try your Cauliflower soup!