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Curried Cauliflower and Lentil Soup

January 24, 2016

A healthy vegetarian recipe for Curried Cauliflower and Lentil Soup, this dish will quickly become a lunch staple. Just whip up a pot at the beginning of the week and have healthy meals for days!

Do you feel like cauliflower is an underrated vegetable?! It’s honestly one of my favorite foods. It’s so versatile, nutritious andddd delicious. You can roast it, rice it, make a creamy soup or just eat it raw! I’ve eaten it in every possible way and can’t pick a favorite. If you think of cauliflower as a bland, mushy vegetable, you’re doing it wrong. Try this recipe and then report back!

This curried cauliflower and lentil soup is a go to in our household. It’s loaded with flavor and is crazy simple to make. I love making a batch on the weekend and enjoying it throughout the week. 

A healthy vegetarian recipe for Curried Cauliflower and Lentil Soup, this dish will quickly become a lunch staple. Just whip up a pot at the beginning of the week and have healthy meals for days!

Here’s What You Need

  • Vegetables – cauliflower, onion and garlic cloves.
  • Red lentils
  • Vegetable stock – I prefer to make my own but you can buy it as well! 
  • Canned diced tomatoes
  • Red curry paste – I like the Thai Kitchen brand.
  • Olive oil
  • Seasonings and spices – turmeric, cumin, sea salt and pepper.

Why lentils?

Why not?! I chose to use lentils instead of beans or another protein option for a variety of reasons: 

  1. They are a great source of plant-based protein.
  2. They are cost effective… aka cheap!
  3. You don’t have to soak them ahead of time or do any prep work before cooking with them.
  4. They have a mild flavor that takes on the flavors of the dish. Perfect for flavorful dishes like this curried soup!

A healthy vegetarian recipe for Curried Cauliflower and Lentil Soup, this dish will quickly become a lunch staple. Just whip up a pot at the beginning of the week and have healthy meals for days!

How to Make Curried Cauliflower and Lentil Soup

STEP 1: In a large pot, add the olive oil and bring to medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute for about 5 minutes or until fragrant and translucent. Add in the garlic and cook for an additional minute.

STEP 2: Add the cauliflower, lentils, vegetable stock, diced tomatoes, curry paste and spices. Bring to a boil then cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.

STEP 3: Remove top and continue simmering for an additional 20 minutes. Serve warm.

How to Store Leftover Soup

Let the soup cool slightly before storing. It holds up well in both the refrigerator and freezer. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Curried Cauliflower and Lentil Soup

A healthy vegetarian recipe for Curried Cauliflower and Lentil Soup, this dish will quickly become a lunch staple. Just whip up a pot at the beginning of the week and have healthy meals for days!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a large pot add oil and bring to medium-high heat.
  2. Saute onion for about 5 mins or until translucent.
  3. Add in garlic and cook for another minute before adding the cauliflower.
  4. Top cauliflower with lentils, vegetable stock, diced tomatoes, curry paste and spices.
  5. Bring to a boil and then cover and let simmer for 20 mins.
  6. Remove top and let simmer for additional 20 mins.
  7. Serve warm.
  8. Will keep in fridge for up to 1 week or months in the freezer.

Keywords: curried lentil soup, curry lentil soup, cauliflower lentil soup, curry cauliflower soup

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  • Reply
    Kelly @ Eat the Gains
    February 2, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Made it and it was awesome!! It wasn’t chilly out but I had to have it. And I just was eating some leftovers cold and it’s still delicious lol

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      February 2, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Wonderful! So happy you enjoyed it 🙂 Also I totally eat leftovers cold all the time…and yes even soup!

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