Cauliflower & Leek Soup

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Cauliflower & Leek Soup

For an easy and absolutely delicious lunch or light dinner, you just can’t go wrong with this creamy (BUT VEGAN!) cauliflower soup.


Cauliflower is so nutritious! It is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium and Manganese. And guess what? Cauliflower is also a good source of protein.

Garlic adds medicinal benefits to this soup, ranging from it's antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to healing the body with antioxidants. Garlic is great for helping boost your immune system - making it a powerful and flavorful way to spice up any meal.



  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 large leeks, white and light green part only, chopped. (chop first and wash well, they are dirty inside!)

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into 2 inch florets

  • 4 cups vegetable stock (more if needed)

  • 3 cups water (more if needed)

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt, more or less to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper, more or less to taste

  • Garnishes: microgreens, chopped chives, parsley, a squeeze of lemon, croutons and/or slivered almonds


In a large soup pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

Add the leeks, celery, and a pinch of salt and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cook for another minute, stirring. (be careful not to burn the garlic or the soup will be bitter.)

Add the stock, 2 cups water, 2 teaspoons sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and the bay leaf, then bring to a boil.

Add the cauliflower florets and turn the heat to medium; simmer 30 minutes until the cauliflower is tender.

Discard the bay leaf. Puree the soup in small batches in a high-speed blender (like a vita-mix) until very smooth.

Add the pureed soup back to the pot and stir in 1/2 to 1 cup more stock or water (if needed)

Garish with micro greens, fresh chives, parsley, and lemon. Chopped almonds are also a great addition!


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