Spicy Cauliflower Soup

clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon heart heart icon heart solid heart solid icon

Spicy Cauliflower Soup (Whole30)

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


This soup will warm you up with a little kick! Spice up your Whole30 with this delicious dish.


  • 1 Tbsp Aleppo Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Sumac
  • 1 Tbsp Smoky Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 quart chicken stock (or compliant vegetable stock)


Preheat oven to 400 F.

Make a spice blend by combining the Aleppo pepper, Sumac, smoky paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Set aside 2 Tbsp for this recipe and store the rest for later use.

Break up the cauliflower into florets. Toss with olive oil, 2 Tbsp of spice blend, and salt.

Roast for 20 minutes. Remove and add the garlic cloves. Return to the oven for 20 more minutes, or until done. (My cauliflower took a total roasting time of 40 minutes.)

Blend the roasted cauliflower in a Vitamix with the chicken or vegetable stock.

Serve with suggested toppings (or your favorite toppings.)


Optional toppings: toasted pepitas, Whole30 compliant bacon or croutons, créma (if not doing Whole30)

21 thoughts on “Spicy Cauliflower Soup

  1. I just made cauliflower soup..but had not picked up the sumac yet..next time!Thanks Teri!

    1. Hope you have a chance to make it again with the sumac…so delicious! One of my favorite ingredients!

  2. WOW, I am in luck…I needed inspiration for dinner and this popped up in my email. I have everything in the house except the Vitamix 🙁 (hopefully I will win one) so guess what we are having tonight! Can’t wait. Thanks Teri!

    1. Love that you were inspired by this! Awesome!!

  3. I would like to make this tonight but I don’t have Aleppo pepper. Any suggestions for substitutions?

    1. This recipe is definitely best with the sumac and the aleppo pepper…but you might be able to try ancho chile powder.

  4. Lori L. - @miss_elles December 18, 2017 — 1:39 pm

    Thanks for the recipe, it had my mouth watering when I saw it on the Vitamix story over on Instagram and it looks so easy to make!

    I don’t have Aleppo Pepper or Sumac, is there anything else I could substitute or do you recommend that I pick some up? Thanks!

    1. The sumac and aleppo pepper is so delicious and a great update to your spice cabinet for spring…so I would definitely recommend picking some up!

  5. I am also interested in what to use when I don’t have the Sumac or the Aleppo pepper ?

    1. It’s well worth figuring out a place to get them….and update your spices…rather than using something else, I would suggest ordering it because it is a delightful way to update spring cooking!

  6. Cristina Yacobucci December 20, 2017 — 7:18 am

    I’m trying this recipe for sure Yummmm😋

    1. Hope you love it as much as I do!

  7. Would it be feasible to use an immersion blender if I don’t have a Vitamix?

    1. I’m wondering the same–I don’t own a Vitamix…yet!

      1. You may not get it as smooth as in the Vitamix, but an immersion blender should work just fine!!

    2. You can use your immersion blender!

  8. Delicious! And so happy it was more filling than I thought.

    1. So glad it filled you up and kept you going!

  9. Charlotte Freeman January 7, 2018 — 1:30 am

    I absolutely love this soup. I made it twice. One of my top 10 soups. I love my Vitamix.

    1. Love it!!

  10. So I purchased the sumac for this recipe and FELL IN LOVE. It is so amazing on everything. Made the best simple crispy salmon tonight using sumac, salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon. Thanks Teri for turning me onto the best cooking supplies!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close