Creamy Cauliflower Leek Soup
A nice springtime soup. Serve with warm French bread.
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- 2 lbs leeks (1 bunch)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 head cauliflower, cored and divided into large flowerets
- 2 1⁄3 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 8 ounces low-fat Greek yogurt or 8 ounces plain low-fat yogurt
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- Halve the leeks lengthwise, then slice them into half-moon shapes approximately 1/2-inch thick. Rinse the leeks thoroughly to remove any dirt.
- In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and cook, stirring frequently, until they’re tender. Do not let brown.
- Add the cauliflower and chicken broth. Turn heat to high and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and cook until cauliflower is tender. Add the yogurt and return the soup almost to a boil. Remove from heat.
- Purée the soup, in blender or food processor, as finely as possible. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add milk to thin if needed, and return to pan and reheat over medium heat.
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My best friend tried this recipe and raved about it, so I had to try. We did add the garlic and red pepper flakes as some others had suggested and were glad we did. In addition, we added some parmesan and parsley (plus I threw in a random dash of ground thyme). I loved it with the additions. My daughter, who is not a cauliflower fan, thought it was good, but not her favorite. This was fairly quick and very easy to make. Thank you for a great base recipe.Reply
I don't like to give a negative review. But, we really didn't like this soup. Maybe I put in too many leeks or maybe my cauliflower wasn't fresh enough. But, this soup had a bitter, kind of grassy, taste that none of us liked. I love leeks, a very underappreciated veggie but maybe not so much in this soup.Reply
Excellent recipe! I used Kittencal's suggestion and added garlic and red pepper flakes. Love the use of greek yogurt instead of milk or cream - really enhances the flavours. I left a little bit of texture in it. I doubled the recipe but forgot to get another head of cauliflower so just added some broccoli. Definitely a keeper. (knew it would be - when you see mikekey and Kittencal on the same page, you know it'll be good)1Reply
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