Cauliflower and Leek Soup

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Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 50min
Serves 6


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cleaned, stem removed and cut into small florets
  • 2 large leeks, root and tough dark green tops removed, cleaned and medium chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, cleaned and medium chopped
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 quart vegetable stock (or low sodium chicken stock)
  • 3 cups purified water
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp course black pepper


Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat; add the leeks, celery, and 1 tsp salt and sauté until soft, about 5-6 minutes. Add the shallot, stir, and cook another minute until very fragrant. Add the stock, 2 cups water, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp pepper and bring to a boil. Add the cauliflower florets and turn the heat to medium; simmer 30 minutes until the cauliflower is fork tender. Discard the bay leaf. Puree the soup with a hand blender, or in small batches in a blender or food processor. Add the pureed soup back to the pot and stir in vinegar and ½ – 1 cup purified water (depending on desired texture.)

This soup can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight glass container for up to 3 days. It also freezes well.

Add-ins: Garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds or pine nuts for added crunch and added minerals!!

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