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This has been an odd winter. Some weeks are very mild and then other weeks we are having snowstorms with -22F degrees weather with the wind chill. Today we are having high winds that are melting the snow. Comfort food is a must during these days and soup can be a great way to prepare healthier meals. Just be careful to not have too much bread with your soup!

Cauliflower Spinach Spice Soup top view with chicken 2

This is a wonderful winter soup recipe that you can modify to add more or less vegetables and spices. I make the soup and then add the chopped fresh spinach when serving. I also like to make a batch of shredded chicken and add it to the soup when reheating to make it a one-bowl meal! Top the soup with some crunchy nuts for a nice presentation and making it more fun to eat! A large pot can last several days with the ingredients blending together nicely for more flavors each day.

Cauliflower Spinach Spice Soup closeup

My preference is to use fresh tomatoes and not the canned version. And of course fresh carrots, cauliflower, and spinach.
Cauliflower Spinach Spice Soup closeup 2

The broth is just wonderful – I prefer a vegetable broth but you could use chicken broth.
Cauliflower Spinach Spice Soup side view

This recipe from adapted from click here.
Cauliflower Spinach Spice Soup top view with chicken

Base Spice Ingredients:
2 cups chopped onions
2 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground pepper

Soup Broth Ingredients:
6 cups vegetable broth
1 – 2 cups water
2 cups chopped cauliflower
2 cups chopped carrots
1 cup lentils
2 cups diced tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste

Garnish:
Chopped fresh spinach
Chopped fresh cilantro
Nuts
Shredded Carrots

Preparation:
In a large soup pot heat the olive oil and then add onions cooking until tender. Add the remaining base spice ingredients cooking for a few minutes to release their flavors. Add the soup broth ingredients bring to a soft boil and then simmer until vegetables are tender.

When ready to serve the soup, add the fresh spinach then top with cilantro and consider other crunchy type toppings such as nuts and shredded carrots.

Cauliflower Spinach Spice Soup

14 thoughts on “Cauliflower Spinach Spice Soup

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks! It was a nice change! πŸ™‚

  1. The past couple days have been windy, though not cold, just nasty enough to be a headache.
    Love soup anytime especially during the ‘winter’ months–haven’t they changed recently? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ This one sounds perfect.

    1. Bernice says:

      I am not a fan of winter, snow or bitter cold! So I need something to get me through these winters. πŸ™‚ And trying different soups do help!

      1. L.o.v.e soups. Always have. Yum.

      2. Bernice says:

        Yes it is great during the winter. Plus it keeps the calories down when you are not as active.

  2. Sandhya says:

    Looks absolutely scrumptious, Bernice!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  3. missemzyy says:

    Healthy, wholesome and delicious! The perfect winter soup x

  4. Sheryl says:

    This soup looks wonderful, and perfect for some of these brisk late winter days. I also absolutely adore the spoon that you used in the photos. The colored squares on the handle turn a boring utensil into something interesting and fun.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks – I have a full set of the colorful silverware. It is a bit heavier but I love the fun look! The soup was nice to have on a cold, winter day!

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