Sunday, February 10, 2013

Healthy & Tasty Series - Cauliflower Leek soup

I almost always have cauliflower in my fridge and well I am plain bored eating it as sabzi or in pav-bhaji. So, when I saw this recipe first time on a Cooking Channel show called as 'Bitchin Kitchen' by Nadia G., I knew I had to try it out. Also, the fact that I have seen 'Leek' like a million times in the grocery store, and the curious cook that I was, I really never knew how to put it to a good use. So in that sense, this soup helped me to marry the two interesting ingredients for me.
The recipe itself is quick and easy, and the soup makes a perfect companion on a cold winter day with a book/movie/TV show.

This flavor-packed soup recipe has been adapted from here.

Cooking time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 leek, thinly sliced
6 cups organic chicken stock (you could use hot water too)
1 cauliflower, chopped into bite sized pieces
2 potatoes, diced
1 bay leaf
3/4 cup aged cheddar cheese ( I skipped the cheese)
pinch of sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
fresh chives, minced (I used coriander)

  • In a pot, heat the extra virgin olive oil over medium. 
  • In the oil, sauté the leeks for a few minutes until soft.
  • Deglaze the pot with organic chicken stock. Add the cauliflower, potatoes, bay leaf to the stock and simmer for 15-20 minutes until veggies are fork-tender. Remove the pot from the heat. Fish out about one cup of cauliflower florets and potatoes and set them aside.
  • Puree the soup using a hand blender, and then put the cauliflower and potatoes pieces back into the pot. Add the aged cheddar, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Turn the heat down to medium-low and whisk until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve topped with fresh chives/coriander.


ThefashionFlite said...

now that's one interesting recipe !

Rupa said...

It sounds so easy Ashwini. I remembered how I promised to try one of your previous recipes too. I am so lazy..But I will keep you updated about my will power and evth else..How are you these days?

Aditi SoSaree said...

I love cauliflower...i have to try this.


TaNuja said...

That looks yum lady ;)
I love cauliflower too

Love <3
Tanuja :)

Shubhi said...

cooking post, that's out of my zone Ashy :(

But I love to eat soups:D

Shubhi's Revels!

Aditi SoSaree said...

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Check my blog for details.



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