Curried Cauliflower & Potato Soup with Crispy Chickpeas

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I am writing this post while snuggled under a fleece blanket wearing pajama pants and a sweatshirt.  The A/C is off for the first time in seven months and I’m half tempted to turn the heat on.  I’m binge watching Sex and the City while Cheeto purrs on my lap and I am a happy girl!  And I have a warm bowl of this soup in front of me which makes my stomach happy.

Ahhh, soup!  You were my enemy when I was young and I never took you seriously as a real meal.  I thought you were just something that grownups with no taste buds ate.  I just didn’t get you and I’m so sorry for that!  I’m all grown up now and I have finally started to appreciate your deliciousness!  Sorry it took me so long.

Curry Cauliflower & Potato Soup with Crispy Chickpeas

You can enjoy a chilled soup made with sweet cherry tomatoes, you can puree black beans and sweet potato into a smokey bowl of deliciousness, you can roast all the root vegetables and add some perfect winter herbs, and you can make a creamy soup with potatoes, cauliflower and curry powder that you will want to eat all winter long!Curry Cauliflower & Potato Soup with Crispy Chickpeas-8310

Cheers to cold weather and cheers to this soup :)

Curry Cauliflower & Potato Soup with Crispy Chickpeas - Main

Curried Cauliflower & Potato Soup with Crispy Chickpeas

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10
  • Category: Soup, Gluten Free, Vegan


  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups peeled and diced russet potatoes, about 3 large potatoes
  • 1 large head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon black pepper, depending on taste
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 6-7 cups vegetable stock
  • Fresh parsley leaves for garnish, if desired

Crispy Chickpeas:

  • 1 (15) ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 pinch black pepper


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the olive oil, shallot and a pinch of salt. Cook shallot for 3 minutes and then add garlic and cook for another 1 minute. Next add the potatoes, cauliflower and the spices. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Add the vegetable stock, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and simmer until potatoes and cauliflower are fork tender, about 30-40 minutes.
  2. While soup is cooking pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Dry the chickpeas with a paper towel and place them onto a large sheet pan. Toss with spices and cook for 25-30 minutes. Set aside until soup is finished.
  3. Once soup is finished cooking let it cool and then blend until creamy. You can either blend in batches in a food processor or blender or use immersion blender. Heat soup before serving.
  4. Top each bowl of soup with 1 tablespoon chickpeas and a few parsley leaves, if desired.


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  1. says

    Send the cold my way please! It is still warm and sunny here and I’ve had enough. And this soup + Sex and the City + a purring Cheeto sounds like ultimate comfort. I’ll take one of each, at the same time! But I promise to give Cheeto back afterwards. 😉

    • She Likes Food says

      Oh no! It was a little warmer here today but I’m hoping the weather doesn’t make a habit of it! Haha, Cheeto would love to be your cuddle buddy :)

  2. says

    Hooray, Izzy! Finally, some much needed heat relief! Sounds like you had a little party with this soup and Cheeto…. My kind of party! 😀 I’m with ya on getting to know soup. I used to think it was just boring. No more! There’s so much deliciousness in a bowl of soup, hearty packed with flavor. I’ll take it! Love the curry powder addition and the color is gorgeous! (PS – I don’t see how to prep the chickpeas). Thank you for this my dear!

    • She Likes Food says

      Very much needed!! It was a little warm today but not nearly has warm as it had been. There really are like 1,000 ways you can make soup! I’m glad we both grew out of our soup hating phase :) Eek, thanks so much for alerting me to the chickpea prep, it is now added!!

  3. says

    You sound just like me, Izzy! I’m bundled in a sweatshirt and fleece pants, even though it’s in the 60s right now. I’m so glad it’s soup season! This sounds so flavorful! I’ve never had a cauliflower soup before, so I can only imagine how delicious this must taste. Love the addition of chickpeas, too!

  4. says

    Ummm, can I come share your couch with you? Because that sounds like the best evening ever! I still watch Sex and the City all the time. Best shows ever! And this soup sounds so delicious. For real adding this to the menu for this next week. I love the combo of cauliflower and curry. Side note, I am OBSESSED with your pictures Izzy! The lighting and styling, perfection!

    • She Likes Food says

      I always have room on my couch for you, Natalie!! It was such a good night and I’m hoping to repeat it again soon! Thank you so much, Natalie! I took these on a kinda overcast day and was a little upset at first but then really liked the moodiness to them :)

  5. says

    You sound like you’re having a great night — cozy, with Sex & the City reruns and soup! A very delicious soup! This looks so scrumptious and those crispy chickpeas are just the best toppers. 😃

  6. says

    Your blanket//soup//SitC fest sounds like the best way to spend time EVAH! I’m loving the idea of a creamy curried cauliflower soup, and those crispy chickpeas are divine! I need this fall experience up close and personal. :)

  7. says

    Definitely cheers to cooler weather! It warmed up a bit the last day or so but at least the mornings and nights are still chilly!

    This soup looks amazingggg. Love the crispy chickpeas! Happy Friday!!

  8. says

    That sounds so cozy!! We just got back from our trip and it was so cold in Colorado, I definitely needed a soup like this! :)

  9. Jeanne says

    Its 17 degrees here this morning .I think that qualifies us for a curry for dinner. This looks delicious ! Can’t wait to try it.


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