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Spicy Moroccan Cauliflower & Chickpea Soup

Ok guys because the weather in Ireland is quite bizzare at the moment (Flooding around Dublin region, see video below) and Winter is slowly creeping in this recipe is perfect to keep you warm indoors. The inspiration of the recipe comes from a tapas dish we sold on the previous menu in DESEO @ Gleneagles. I hope you try it and more importantly enjoy!


2 Heads of Cauliflower
2 Chillies
1 Lemon & Zest
1 Onion, chopped
1 Carrot, chopped
Half celery stick, chopped
Half leek, chopped
1.2 L (2 pints) vegetable stock / water
Salt & Pepper
Bouquet garni


    1. Roughly chop the mirepoix (carrots, onion, leek, celery) into small pieces. Cut the Cauliflower into florets. If you like a bit of spice to your soup you can add chillies with the seeds intact or remove if preferred.

    2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a large pan, add the onion, leek, celery and carrot and cook gently until soften.  Add the florets of cauliflower, 1/2 can of chickpeas, juice and zest of a lemon, bouquet garni and stock/water, bring to simmer, cover the pan and cook 25 minutes

    3. Cool slightly before pureeing the soup, add cream and season to taste. Add the remaining chickpeas, as they add a nice bite to the soup.

    4.  Serve the soup in warm bowls. Garnish with coriander and drizzle lemon infused olive oil.

Here’s a video of what the weather was like in Dublin 24-10-11


3 comments on “Spicy Moroccan Cauliflower & Chickpea Soup

  1. Multifaceted Moi
    November 3, 2011

    I really enjoy your blog, but what caught my eye from this particular post was the video of the weather in Dublin. My family and I experienced something similar last year. Are you and your family alright?

    • kelvintan88
      November 4, 2011

      Glad you like my blog and thanks for your concerns but the region where I live wasn’t affected by the rain. Sorry to hear this happened to your family last year, hope you guys are all ok.

      • Multifaceted Moi
        December 5, 2011

        I’m so relieved to hear that you were unaffected. I ended up moving out of the area because the insurance company, FEMA, and the mortgage company did absolutely nothing to help repair the damage brought about by the flood. I moved far away from any major water source to lessen my chances of going through the same thing again. Thank you, in kind, for your concern.

        Enjoy your new year!

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