• Katherine Arthurs

Easy Creamy Roasted Cauliflower + Leek Soup with Fried Leeks [Dairy + Gluten Free]

Sending you into this Fall weekend with an easy vegetarian soup - sure to warm your hearts + bellies!


You guys - I can't get over how creamy this soup is...WITHOUT cream or any dairy, what's so ever. It's a good one. The bone broth (or use vegetable broth to keep it vegetarian), along with the cauliflower, olive oil + leeks makes it perfect.


The fried leeks are an extra step but so worth it. I love the texture + color contrast - plus a little fried vegetables never hurts.



Easy Creamy Roasted Cauliflower + Leek Soup with Fried Leeks [Dairy + Gluten Free]


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 head of cauliflower, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces

salt + pepper

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon coconut oil, divided

1 leek, sliced thinly + cleaned

1 shallot, sliced

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 13.5 oz. full fat coconut milk

3 cups chicken bone broth or vegetable broth


Preheat your oven to 400F. Drizzle the olive oil around a sheet pan + arrange the sliced cauliflower around the pan. Sprinkle with salt, pepper + thyme. Roast for 12-14 minutes or until browned + tender to the touch.


Meanwhile in a saucepot, heat up the coconut oil over medium/low heat. Add in all the leeks, except 3 tablespoons + shallot, sauté until soften but not browned. Pour in the lemon juice, coconut milk + broth. Add in 1/2 teaspoon salt + pepper.


Remove the cauliflower from the oven + add all of it except a few florets for garnish. Bring to a simmer + cook for 6 minutes. Turn the heat off. Blend it in a blender or use a hand blender - process on high until very smooth.


To make the fried leeks, heat a small skillet over high heat with 1/2 cup coconut oil in it. When the oil is hot but not burning or smoking, sprinkle in the leeks. Cook for 1 minute + then toss + turn. Cook for another 30 seconds or until they begin to brown. Remove from the pan to a paper towel + sprinkle with salt.


Serve the soup hot + garnish with the reserved florets + fried leeks.


Enjoy!


This recipe was made #glutenfree, #dairyfree + #paleofriendly