This Moroccan chickpea and cauliflower soup is in a league of its own. Cauliflower adds a meaty texture and soaks up so much flavour. Seasoned with smoked paprika and cinnamon and loaded with chickpeas, this dish is hearty, satisfying and so flavorful. Serve with fresh squeezed lemon and cilantro or parsley.

Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Keyword cauliflower, Chickpeas, gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 237 kcal
Author Heidi Richter


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium medium carrot chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 heaping cup cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 1-14 oz can diced tomatoes or use fresh chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish


  1. In a large pot, over medium heat the oil and add the onion, celery, carrot, cauliflower and garlic. Saute until the vegetables are softened (about 10 minutes). Stir in the spices and cook for another 2 minutes.
  2. Increase the heat to medium high. Add in the vegetable broth, tomatoes and chickpeas and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for approx. 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Serve with fresh squeezed lemon juice and diced parsley or cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 662mg29%
Potassium 806mg23%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 3044IU61%
Vitamin C 88mg107%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an approximation of the nutrition offered in this recipe, and is created using a nutrition calculator. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your preferred calculator.