Low-carb leek and fauxtato soup

A comforting Winter warmer.
 
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Recipe from: 24 July 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 25 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 1
    large leek or 2 small leeks
  • 1
    small onion
  • a good glug of olive oil
  • 2
    Tbs
    butter
  • 1
    head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 500
    ml
    free-range chicken stock
  • 1/2
    cup
    tinned cannellini beans (or you could use chickpeas, butterbeans or borlotti, cooked)
  • 1/2
    cup
    grated Parmesan
  • 1/4
    cup
    double cream or crème fraîche
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley for garnish
 
 

Method

 

In a big, heavy-based soup pot bring the olive oil to a medium heat and sweat the chopped onions and leeks until soft, but not too caramelised.

Add the cauliflower, roughly chopped, and allow to cook gently with the onions and leeks.

Add the butter and allow a little caramelising to take place, but don’t let anything burn.

Don’t worry if the cauliflower isn’t cooked. Once the veg has a bit of colour on it, pour over the chicken stock, cover the pot with it’s lid and allow to simmer gently on a medium to low heat for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, rinse the beans thoroughly of their liquid from the tin and then add them to the soup.

Allow the beans to heat through for 3-4 minutes.

Using a fork, test the cauliflower to make sure it’s cooked, and if so, remove the pot from the heat.

Using a hand-held blender or liquidizer, blitz the soup until it’s a smooth, silky texture.

Add the cream, Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to your liking.

Serve with a little dollop of cream or crème fraîche and some fresh parsley.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Jax of the Bushveld. To see more recipes, please click here.
 
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