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Curried Cauliflower & Potato Soup with Crispy Chickpeas


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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon black pepper, depending on taste
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 67 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

Instructions

  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.