Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford 
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 25 Mins
Serves 10 (serving size: 2/3 cup)

Roasting the cauliflower and nuts deepens the flavor. The nuts also add body once the soup is pureed.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Place cauliflower on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat cauliflower with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until cauliflower begins to brown on the bottom. Turn cauliflower over; bake 5 minutes. Add almonds to pan; bake an additional 5 minutes or until almonds are browned.

Step 3

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add apple; cook 3 minutes. Add curry powder; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in cauliflower, almonds, 4 cups water, salt, pepper, and bay leaf; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook 30 minutes or until cauliflower and apple are very tender. Discard bay leaf. Place half of soup in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining soup. Return soup to pan; stir in half-and-half. Top soup with yogurt and chives; sprinkle with cracked black pepper.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Sandee's Review

January 24, 2016
I was just beginning to prepare the soup, when I read the reviews. So I added more Curry, plus a blend of coriander, chile pepper, mustard, cardamom. Instead of water I used chicken . Add seasoning to Califlower while roasting. . Very little half and half and no yogurt. Served with bacon and grated cheese on top. My husband liked it as much as I did. So thanks for the reviews above.Also added more salt to taste.

Suze02's Review

November 23, 2014
I thought this was okay--maybe more curry powder though next time.

jmcarlson's Review

October 27, 2014
I really thought we would like this because we love all of the elements, but I would definitely not make it again. It smelled bad, tasted bad, and the texture was bad. All around bad.

Carrieg1's Review

September 22, 2014