Low Carb/ Keto Leek and Cauliflower Soup. 6 net carbs per serving
Updated: Sep 7, 2019
Leek and Potato soup is one of life's simple pleasures . But a carb nightmare . So this replacement will become a low carb classic that will make you forget about that other soup I promise .
Silky and delicious this soup is a keeper served hot with sautéed Leek tops or cold with a dollop of crème fresh and chopped chives as a replacement for Vichyssoise , you wont be disappointed !
Low Carb / Keto Leek and Cauliflower Soup.
1- Large head of Cauliflower
2- Large leeks
1- Yellow onion
2- Cloves of Garlic
1-Tsp white pepper or to taste
1- Pinch nutmeg
1- Quart chicken stock or broth
½- Cup white wine
1- Cup heavy cream
1- Bay leaf
1- Sprig of thyme
Light olive oil or Ghee
3- Tbsp. butter
1- Small lemon
Cut dark green tops from leeks and set aside. Cut light green and white parts in half, wash thoroughly and slice thinly.
Dice Onion and set aside.
Remove core from cauliflower and cut into equal size florets.
In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, over medium heat, heat oil and add sliced leeks, onions, white pepper, thyme and bay leaf cook while stirring, sprinkle with salt and sauté till tender and translucent.
Add Garlic and sauté for one minute more .
Add wine and raise heat to high till wine mostly is cooked away.
Add chicken stock, cream, cauliflower and pinch of nutmeg. (Fresh grated is best).
Bring to a simmer reduce heat and simmer till cauliflower is tender ( If needed add a little water to come up to all cauliflower but not to much. )
Meanwhile wash some of the green tops and thinly slice. Sauté in oil till tender and set aside.
IMPORTANT !!! Remove Thyme and bay leaf . THEN ,with an immersion blender puree to a soup like consistency.
Correct seasoning and stir in butter and a spritz of lemon juice.
Serve topped with the sautéed greens as a garnish and fresh cracked pepper and finishing salt on top .
Nutrition Facts Servings 8.0 Amount Per Serving calories 87 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5 g 8 % Saturated Fat 3 g 16 % Monounsaturated Fat 1 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 13 mg 4 % Sodium 227 mg 9 % Potassium 395 mg 11 % Total Carbohydrate 8 g 3 % Dietary Fiber 2 g 8 % Sugars 2 g Protein 3 g 6 % Vitamin A 46 % Vitamin C 65 % Calcium 6 % Iron 6 % * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.