Cauliflower and leek soup

    1 hour 15 min

    A simple yet tasty alternative to potato leek soup. Great for those watching their calories, or just looking for a different vegetarian soup.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 40g butter
    • 3 leeks, cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • 1 large cauliflower, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 2L vegetable stock
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 250ml double cream (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat, and saute the leeks, cauliflower and garlic for about 10 minutes. Stir in the vegetable stock, and bring the mixture to the boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45 minutes.
    2. Remove the soup from heat. Blend the soup with an immersion blender or hand mixer. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in the double cream, and continue blending until smooth.

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    Tasty, warming and simple  -  19 Mar 2013


    A simple warming recipe - we both loved it Will try it on guests  -  07 Jan 2012


    We had this tonight, it was a big hit! I used the whole cauliflower, leaves, stalk - everything, it made a lovely flavored soup. Couldn't be bothered to measure out the cream so I used a whole 300ml tub. We had it with walnut bread, croutons & little cheese & onion tarts.. Lovely!  -  08 Mar 2014