Creamless Cauliflower Leek Soup
This is a really rich and great tasting soup that does not contain cream. If you want to add a cup of cream to it to up the decadence factor, you can. It's easy to make with an immersion blender.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 leeks, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 large head cauliflower, chopped
- 3 -6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 8 cups vegetable broth (I like homemade best)
- 1⁄4 cup oatmeal (optional)
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of (optional)
- 1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat, and saute the leeks, cauliflower, garlic, and thyme for about 10 minutes. Stir in the vegetable broth, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45 minutes.
- 2. Remove the soup from heat. Blend the soup with an immersion blender or hand mixer. If the soup is too thin, add oatmeal to thicken. Season with salt and pepper, and lemon juice, if using.
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Wonderful. I was distracted while making this last night (never happens, right? ;) and prepared 1/2 a cup of lemon juice instead of 1/2 a lemon. Adding it to the soup I thought, "wait a minute" and only put in about 1/4 cup. Well, it was still delicious. In fact, I think I'll always add the juice of a whole lemon. We don't care for thyme so I subbed in a new-to-me herb Winter Savory. I think any mild herb would work well. It's not the most beautifully colored soup I've ever made, but it's so good, healthy and satisfying, who cares? Thanks Katzen.Reply
We received a leek from our CSA and since I have only made one other recipe using a leek I looked for something that I had all the ingredients for and this fit the bill, I only had one so it really made one serving but boy was it good, now I will need to go out and buy the leeks just to make this soup. Thanks for a great recipe.Reply
Easy to make and yummy! I sauteed in a little olive oil and added broth, skipping the butter. At the end, I wasn't planning on adding the lemon it was fine without. I couldn't imagine how it would taste together so I tried a little in a bowl with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. The lemon really made the flavors blend. I added it to the rest of the soup. My family loved the taste and the creamy texture. I did not need to add oatmeal.Reply
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