Lactose-free cauliflower soup with turmeric
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Lactose-free cauliflower soup with turmeric

50 min
Dig into this lactose-free version of a classic cauliflower soup infused with aromatic turmeric. Enjoy its velvety texture and comforting aroma of caramelised onions and garlic balanced by exotic notes of turmeric. Lactose-free double cream adds a luxurious feel, perfect for a cosy night in or a hearty lunch. Try our easy recipe for a wholesome and delicious meal that satisfies and nourishes.


  • Place a large saucepan over medium heat. Heat olive oil and reduce the heat to low. Add onion, garlic, paprika, and turmeric. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are soft.
  • Add cauliflower and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add vegetable stock and lactose-free double cream. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Let the soup cool slightly, cover with a clean tea towel, and puree.
  • To serve, heat the soup and stir in lactose-free double cream. Garnish with turmeric, pumpkin seeds, and coriander.

Like most soups, cauliflower soup often tastes great the next day as the flavours have had time to meld together. Consider preparing a larger batch and refrigerating it overnight. This way, you will have a convenient and delightful meal ready to enjoy the next day. Alternatively, you can freeze it for later, giving you a quick and effortless option when you are short on time.

Questions about lactose-free cauliflower soup

Looking for a comforting lactose-free dinner that is simple to prepare? Look no further than this delightful recipe for lactose-free cauliflower soup with turmeric. Keep reading to discover more about this mouth-watering dish.

Do you use fresh or frozen cauliflower for lactose-free cauliflower soup?
Even though we opted for fresh cauliflower florets in our recipe, you can easily use frozen, too. However, frozen cauliflower releases more water during cooking, so the cooking time might take longer. Let it simmer until all excess water has evaporated before proceeding with the recipe.
What to serve with lactose-free cauliflower soup?
For a delightful addition to the lactose-free cauliflower soup, we suggest serving it with roasted pumpkin seeds and freshly chopped coriander to add a nutty crunch and a vibrant, herbal freshness. You can also pair it with a refreshing salad. A green salad with tangy vinaigrette or a roasted vegetable salad with zesty dressing complements the soup perfectly. For added protein, grilled chicken or shrimp are delicious options that harmonise with the flavours of the soup.
How to store lactose-free cauliflower soup?
If you end up with leftovers or prepare a larger batch, do not worry. It can easily be stored in the fridge or freezer, ensuring quick and convenient meals later. Allow it to cool before transferring it to airtight containers – several portion-sized or one large container. Refrigerate for up to four days or freeze it for up to 3 months using freezer-safe containers. When you are ready to enjoy it, gently reheat the soup in a saucepan, adjusting the consistency as desired.


Lactose-free double cream (plus extra for serving)
50 ml
Cauliflower heads (florets)
400 g
Vegetable stock
800 ml
Garlic cloves, crushed
Olive oil
1 tbsp
White onion, diced
Ground paprika
½ tbsp
Ground turmeric and a little more to serve
½ tbsp
To serve:
Pumpkin seeds, roasted
2 tbsp
Fresh coriander, chopped
2 tbsp

Try our easy recipe for cauliflower soup with turmeric

If you are looking for an easy-to-make dish that is both wholesome and packed with flavour, then look no further than this lactose-free cauliflower soup with turmeric. The fragrant combination of turmeric, onion, and garlic infuses the soup with a deep and exotic aroma that is both comforting and invigorating. The cauliflower adds a velvety smoothness and a rich vegetable essence. And to top it off, the vibrant yellow colour will brighten up any table and tantalise your taste buds.

Looking for a simple and satisfying dinner that is both meat-free and lactose-free? Our creamy lactose-free pasta with mushrooms and pumpkin is here to fulfil your cravings. It is the perfect dish to enjoy when you are short on time but want something hearty and filling.

A creamy and delicious soup without lactose

Indulge in the rich and velvety flavours of our creamy cauliflower soup without lactose. The cream is what gives the soup its irresistible texture and rounded-off flavour, and you get the same luxurious, smooth, and creamy texture with lactose-free cream. With each spoonful, you will savour the delicate sweetness of caramelised onion, the warmth of garlic and paprika, and the earthy aroma of turmeric – and everyone can have a try since it is completely without lactose.

If you are looking for more lactose-free soup options, give our hearty lactose-free chowder soup with fish a try. It is filled with vegetable goodness and seasoned with warm and comforting spices.