Cream of Leek & Kale SoupPosted: January 12, 2013
If you love onions as much as I do then you are going to fall in love with this soup. As soon as I saw this recipe, I knew I had to make it in my own kitchen. (I’ve been on a soup kick lately!)
Although creamy, the soup has a kick to it. The leek & onion tend to leave an after taste that bites. It’s like a party in your mouth. (mmm mmm mmm)
Cream of Leek & Kale Soup
What you need:
- 1 leek, cut in to thin slices (only the white part of the leek)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 stalks of celery, chopped
- 4 small potatoes, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups fresh kale, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3 cups water – divided
- 1 cup plain, unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used almond milk)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp. dried or fresh parsley
- 1 tsp. dried or fresh thyme
- 1 tsp dried or fresh sage
- 1 tsp. celery salt
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- sea salt to taste
- pinch of pepper
What you do:
- In a large pot, sauté leeks, onions, garlic, and celery in olive oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until onions begin to appear translucent.
- Turn the heat up and add chopped potatoes, 2 cups of water, and seasonings to the pot.
- When soup comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook until potatoes are just tender, but not too soft (about 4 to 5 minutes).
- Meanwhile, wash & chop the kale.
- When the potatoes are tender, put 2 1/2 cups of the soup mixture in to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Put the pureed mixture back in to the soup pot along with the remaining cup of water and the kale. Cook uncovered on low heat for 5-7 minutes or until the kale is tender. Stir occasionally.
- Add non-dairy milk & coconut milk to the mixture, cook on low heat until thoroughly heated.
- Add salt to taste.
If your soup is not creamy enough, you can add more non-dairy milk or coconut milk until you’ve reached desired consistency. If you add more liquid, you may need to add more salt as well.
The boyfriend added hot sauce to the soup (to give it even more kick??)
Here is another onion soup recipe I’d like to try: True French Onion Soup