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Cauliflower, Kale and Leek Soup

Nutritious, delicious and simple to make this creamy Cauliflower, Kale and Leek Soup is perfect for warming you up on those chilly days.

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Bowl of Cauliflower, Kale and Leek Soup.

This Cauliflower, Kale and Leek Soup is a healthy soup that is both delicious and easy to make. Cauliflower is great for giving soups a thick creamy texture without actually having to add any cream to it.

The kale and leeks add so much flavour and the kale gives this soup such a beautiful green colour. Cauliflower and kale are both part of the cruciferous vegetable family which provide us with antioxidants and other fantastic health benefits.

Bowls of Cauliflower, Kale and Leek Soup.

How to Make it

If you wanted to make this soup on a weeknight, you could speed things up by prepping the veggies a day or two before. Just wash and chop up your vegetables, and then store everything separately in tupperware in the refrigerator until you're ready to make the soup.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Olive oil and butter
  • Leek. If you don't have leeks, a good substitute for this soup would be to use a large onion and two cloves of garlic.
  • Celery 
  • Garlic 
  • Cauliflower 
  • Chicken broth. You can also use vegetable broth if you want a vegetarian soup.
  • Kale
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly ground nutmeg (optional)

Tip: Make this soup vegan by omitting the butter and using vegetable broth instead of chicken stock.

Steps Overview:

  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the leeks and celery and cook until soft. Add the garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper, and cook for a couple minutes more.
  3. Add the cauliflower, and pour in the chicken broth. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the soup to a simmer.
  4. Simmer the soup for ten minutes. Stir in the kale, and let simmer for 10 minutes more.
  5. Using a handheld blender, blend the soup until smooth. Or let the soup cool a bit before you purée the soup in batches in your blender or food processor.
  6. Taste the soup and adjust seasoning. Add freshly grated nutmeg if using.
Bowl of Cauliflower, Kale and Leek Soup.

How to Serve

Serve this creamy Cauliflower, Kale and Leek Soup with crusty bread and you've got a delicious, healthy and hearty meal. If you want a lighter meal, you can serve this soup on it's own or with a side salad.

How to Store

Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

If you love cauliflower and soup, take a look at my Red Lentil and Cauliflower Soup recipe, you'll love it!

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Cauliflower, Kale and Leek Soup

Cauliflower, Kale and Leek Soup

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
Nutritious, delicious and simple to make this Cauliflower, Kale and Leek Soup is perfect for warming you up on those chilly days.
4.6 from 10 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 136 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cups large leek (approx. 4 white and light green parts only thinly sliced )
  • 2 cup stalks celery approx. 1 chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 cups medium head cauliflower cut into florets (approx. 5 florets)
  • 7-8 cups unsalted chicken stock or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups packed chopped kale leaves
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the leeks and celery and cook stirring occasionally until soft, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the sliced garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper, and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Add the cauliflower, and pour in the chicken stock.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the soup to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the kale, and let simmer for 10 minutes more.
  • Using a handheld blender, blend soup until smooth. Or you can purée the cooled down soup in batches in your blender or food processor.
  • If soup is too thick, thin out using more stock or water.
  • Add more salt and pepper to taste and add nutmeg if using.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 513mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2690IUVitamin C: 38.5mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 1.4mg
Keyword Cauliflower Soup, Cauliflower, Kale and Leek Soup
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Erica

Saturday 16th of January 2016

This looks really yummy! I am looking forward to making it.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Saturday 16th of January 2016

Thank you Erica! I hope you'll be pleased, it's one of my favourite soups :)

The Hungry Mum

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

I love all kinds of soup and this looks so yummy.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

Soups are great and this is definitely one of my favourites :)

nagimaehashi

Sunday 27th of September 2015

I love this!! I literally woke up this morning thinking "Hmm, I feel like soup today". Thank you for the inspiration - I have both cauliflower and leek in the Fridge!!!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Sunday 27th of September 2015

Hi Nagi that's so wonderful, let me know how you like it if you give this recipe a try :)

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