Diana Sturgis' Curried Cauliflower & Leek Soup

"We've eaten this hot and cold and like it both ways. It really is a creamy soup; however, the potatoes add the creaminess, not cream. So you can feel pretty virtuous eating this. You may substitute broccoli or broccoflower the the cauliflower for variety."
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  • Freeze the chicken broth until the fat congeals on the surface, about 20 minutes. Discard the fat.
  • In a large saucepan, cook the leeks in the oil over moderately low heat, sirring occasionally, until partially wilted, about 7 minutes. Add the potato and curry powder and cook and stir for 3 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower, defatted broth, water and bay leaves. Bring to a boil over high heat. reduce heat, cover and simmer until the vegetables are very soft, about 30 minutes.
  • Discard the bay leaves. reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid; pour into a small saucepan. Boil until reduced to about 3 tablespoons.
  • Working in batches, puree the vegetables and the remaining cooking liquid in a blender. Add the reduced cooking liquid to the soup in the blender. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  • To serve: ladle into soup bowls and, if desired, top each serving with 1 tablespoon of the yogurt which you swirl lightly into the top of the soup.

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  1. Chefette2u
    Excellent! I have been looking for a recipe that does not have any meat products, as I am on a very restricted diet. This soup is so delicious, you would never know it was low calorie; I never messed the little bits of ham as in other recipes. I definitely will make this often! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
  2. kiwiheather
    YUM! This is a great soup recipe! It certainly doesn't taste low fat either. The only sub I made was to use veggie stock instead of the chicken stock. I used the full teaspoon of curry powder and didn't find it too spicy or overwhelming at all! I am looking forward to trying this cold. Thanks for posting Lorraine!



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