This soup derives its silky texture to potato and not cream, so it’s low-fat and indulgent!
- 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
- 2 leeks, white parts only, well-washed and chopped
- 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
- 1 medium all-purpose potato, cubed
- 6 cups chicken stock
- Freshly ground white pepper
- 1/2 cup 1 percent low-fat milk (optional)
- fresh parsley (garnish)
Warm the butter over medium-low heat in a large saucepan. Add the leeks and, stirring frequently, allow them cook slowly for 10 minutes. Do not brown.
Stir in the cauliflower, potatoes, and stock. Season with the salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are very tender. Remove form the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Transfer to a blender or a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Process until smooth. Transfer to a clean saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Taste and adjust the seasoning. If the soup is too thick, thin with water, or your choice of low fat milk, soy milk, or almond milk. Top with parsley.
One cup has approximately 90 calories when made without milk, soy milk, or almond milk.