Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup – Without Heavy Cream!

roasted cauliflower soup with saffron

This creamy roasted cauliflower soup has a vegetable broth and no heavy cream.   Put this side-by-side against a store-bought creamy soup and you’ll be blown away by the comparison in taste.  Then go down the ingredient lists of the two and you’ll be floored.  With roasted cauliflower, coriander seeds, nutmeg and a few other veggies this healthy winter soup is packed with nutritional value.  My kids lapped it up and wanted more… it makes me so happy when they feast on veggies like they’re a dessert.

roasted cauliflower soup with saffronThis cauliflower soup recipe is the second time I’ve featured the vegetable as a star ingredient this week.  Nutmeg, coriander and leeks are ingredients that aren’t used all that often and may not be lying around the house, but I recommend trying them out in this recipe.  Especially during fall and winter these can be used in quite a few recipes.

Saffron may be expensive but just a dash gives the flavor a boost, but is not mandatory.  I keep a small bottle around and use a touch here and there to make it last, then buy another tiny $10 bottle. If you are looking for cauliflower recipes,  check out these delicious cauliflower recipes  Delicious Roasted Cauliflower Lemon Pasta  and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower (with Adobo Seasoning). Hope you’ll enjoy this healthy and nutritious roasted cauliflower soup recipe!

Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Saffron
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1 pieces cauliflower head cut into small
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil I used Nutiva brand
  • 3/4 cup leeks chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • teaspoon optional: 1/2 Spanish saffron
  • cup optional: 1/2 coconut milk
  • 3-4 cups vegetable broth low sodium
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place the cauliflower in a small roasting pan. Drizzle with oil and season with salt, pepper, nutmeg, coriander seeds powder, toss to coat and distribute evenly.
  2. Roast the cauliflower until tender for about 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a large pot and add leeks, onion, carrots, garlic. Stir for about 5-7 minutes, until fragrant.
  4. Add the roasted cauliflower and saffron. Stir for another 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and put all the soup ingredients in a blender, then puree.
  6. Bring the puree soup back to the pot and add broth. Cook at low heat and bring to boil for about 10 minutes
  7. Add salt/pepper to taste.
  8. Remove from the heat and serve

roasted cauliflower soup with saffron

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    Kim @ Three Olives Branch
    Nov 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I absolutely love cauliflower, and this soup sounds so amazing! We are big soup lovers, so this will definitely be happening in the near future!

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    Nov 10, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I must admit I have never had a cauliflower soup. I roast cauliflower a lot but must think of soup in future.Thanks for the recipe.

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    Nov 10, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    This sounds so delicious. What a pretty presentation. And I love that bowl!

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    Daniela Anderson
    Nov 10, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Healthy, tasty and beautifully presented! A great recipe, cauliflower is one of my favourite vegetable. I must give it a go!

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    Nov 10, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Pfew that soup looks superb. I like your photography style! You might want to give the stem and cauliflower leaves a try as soup ingredients too! They taste stunning and bring a more cream textuur to the soup.

    Plus less waste 🙂

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    Cindy Ingalls
    Nov 10, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I was obsessed with cauliflower soup last fall. I lost count of how many times I made it. I’ve been looking for a new recipe to add some additional flavor. Can’t wait to try this one out.

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    Rose A (@mail4rosey)
    Nov 11, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    What a good idea to have a roasted soup. I have never done that before!

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    Nov 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    This recipe sounds delicious and looks stunning. What a gorgeous photo! I can’t wait for this recipe! – Erin Kennedy

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    Nov 11, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing this my family and I enjoy soups like this on a cold fall night so this will be perfect for me to try.

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    Christine Cox
    Nov 11, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    I have never had cauliflower soup but this does sound really good. I’ll have to make a batch of it and see how it really is!!

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    Nicole Herose Cochingco - Escat
    Nov 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    This soup sounds so new to me. I love cauliflower but haven’t tried it in soup!

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    Nov 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    this looks so tasty.I will definitely try this recepie.I never made cauliflower soup before thou

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    Akhil Sharma
    Nov 14, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    A thick soup with no corn starch…amazing. I will try to make it as it looks really delicious

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    Nov 14, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I love thick soups like this in the winter. So comforting!

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    Elizabeth O.
    Nov 14, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    This is the kind of soup recipe you’ll want to keep especially during the colder days of the year! Thanks for the lovely recipe, the saffron will make this even more tasty!

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