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Cauliflower Leek Soup

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Leek and potato soup is a popular winter soup in Europe but it too high in carbs (sorry potato but you are not welcome here).  The mighty cauliflower steps up and replaces the creamy, thickness that the potato usually gives, with much lower carbs!  It does not disappoint on taste either.   Huzzah again for the wonderful cauliflower!  The colour of the soup does not do it justice…but it is a bowl of flavour!

If you are a meat eater, add some bacon to this as I think this would combine well, although I can only speculate as I am vegetarian and it’s a speculation I would rather not think too much about….but hey, it’s your soup..throw as much bacon into as you want!


2 tblspns oil (I use coconut oil but olive would do)

2 leeks, trimmed and finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

1 large shallot (or other onion) peeled and finely chopped

1 large cauliflower, trimmed and chopped

3 cups vegetable stock

1/2 tspn salt

1/4 tspn white pepper

cauliflower leek soup


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the garlic, shallots and leek.  Cook until soft for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower and stock.
  • Cover, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Blend the mixture (in a blender or with a hand blender) until smooth.
  • Season.
  • Serve, slurp and enjoy!

cauliflower leek soup

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  • Reply
    December 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Cayliflower is not one of my favourite veg but as a low carber I feel obliged to use it and have to say after mking this soup I was delighted with the flavour. Well done.

    • Reply
      December 9, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      Glad you like it! Finding cauliflower is a great alternative to potato for soups! I had a day of soup making with leeks, peas and cauliflower! Made about 4 different soups and this was one of them!

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