curried cauliflower soup

Cauliflower coconut curry soup with rice and butternut squash

Super cozy coconut curry soup recipe! This vegan curry soup with rice is loaded with cauliflower and butternut squash and topped with fresh lime and cilantro.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Indian
Keyword gluten free, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 329 kcal
Author Ellyn Nguyen


  • 1 1/2 cups dry basmati rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 cups cubed butternut squash*
  • 2 cups diced yellow onion**
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 cups chopped cauliflower***
  • 8 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cans unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp curry powder
  • 4 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 whole lime
  • Salt and pepper
  • fresh cilantro, lime wedges, and jalapeno slices (optional) for serving


  1. Cook the rice in the water according to package directions and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, Heat the coconut oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add the squash and onions and saute, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cauliflower and saute, stirring occasionally, until softened, another 10 minutes.

  3. Add the stock, coconut milk, curry powder, and sugar and raise the heat, bringing it to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer until veggies are adequately softened and tasty, about 10 minutes. Juice the lime into the soup and stir to combine. Generously season with salt and a bit of pepper. You may need a lot of salt!

  4. To serve, add some rice to a bowl and top with soup. Top with fresh cilantro and serve with lime wedges and jalapeno slices if desired.

Recipe Notes

*4 cups cubed butternut is approx. 1/2 large squash

**2 cups diced yellow onion is approx. 1 medium onion

***5 cups chopped cauliflower is approx. 1 medium head of cauliflower


Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower coconut curry soup with rice and butternut squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Sodium 657mg27%
Potassium 558mg16%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 5310IU106%
Vitamin C 34.2mg41%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.