Cream Of Leek And Cauliflower Soup

 Creamy Cauliflower Soup Cream of leek and cauliflower soup with salami strips - Extracted from Low Carb is Lekker by Inè Reynierse (Struik Lifestyle)
Cream of leek and cauliflower soup with salami strips – Extracted from Low Carb is Lekker by Inè Reynierse (Struik Lifestyle)

I do not consider myself an aggressive driver. I am impatient with other drivers (read idiots) on the road but my own driving is cautious. I’m aware of what is going on around me and drive defensively to avoid accidents. I make good use of my hooter to ‘tell’ people what I think of their failure to indicate, follow the rules of the road or when they drive too slowly in the fast lane of the highway. The other morning a car drove through a stop street and tried to turn in front of me. I honked my horn to let him know I was in the space he wanted to occupy and I could not change lanes due to a pedestrian who was in the middle of the road. He slowed down and pulled in behind me and I thought that was that. Well it wasn’t. He followed me after I turned down the road that leads to my office, drove like mad to block me off and I am sure he was about to get out of his car to attack me. I already had the car in reverse and was ready to get myself out of the situation when a car approached us and he drove off. I sped away and only when I got out of the car at work did I realise how shocked I was. I was not afraid at the time, but it could have turned nasty. In situations like these we need comforting. As it was before breakfast I chose rescue remedy but had it been later, soup would have done the trick. This cream of leek and cauliflower soup packed a great flavour punch and I adapted it slightly from the original, as you can see below in the recipe I have provided.

Cream Of Leek And Cauliflower Soup With Salami Strips Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Cream Of Leek And Cauliflower Soup With Salami Strips
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5 from 3 votes

Cream Of Leek And Cauliflower Soup

This soup has amazing depth of flavour
Recipe Category: Soup


  • 25 g coconut oil
  • 2 leeks white part only, finely sliced
  • 2 pork rashers cubed (if you leave the bones on, remember to count how many!)
  • 5 mls salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 10 mls minced garlic
  • 1 cauliflower thickly sliced (mine weighed 512g)
  • 1 l water
  • 160 mls cream
  • 40 g cream cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh chives chopped
  • Grated cheddar cheese and strips of salami to garnish


  • Place the coconut oil into a medium sized sauce pan and heat over a medium temperature
  • Sauté the leeks until they start to soften
  • Add the rashers and cook until the fat renders down
  • Add the salt, pepper, garlic, cauliflower and water
  • Continue cooking until the cauliflower is soft
  • Add the cream and cream cheese and stir to mix
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Remove the bones and then remove from heat
  • Purée with a stick blender until smooth
  • Add the chives, return to the heat and simmer until reduced to your preferred consistency
  • Garnish with the cheese and salami and serve hot

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Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. This recipe formed part of the review and is published with permission. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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43 thoughts on “Cream Of Leek And Cauliflower Soup

  1. What a dreadful way to start the day – Tandy – but this soup looks wonderful, I’ave had thoughts of cauliflower soup because they are looking so good in the markets at the moment.

  2. Flip that experience must have been scary. People are so aggressive on the roads lately and many of them seem to live their lives constantly on the fine line between sanity and snapping. I’m glad you’re okay. The soup sounds delicious xx

  3. This is exactly why I almost never use my horn on the car. You might think you mean one thing, but the other person could so easily take it as something completely different – as happened here. I will admit to yelling my head off at a few people from time to time – particularly the ones who don’t indicate their intentions – but I try not to interact with other drivers to avoid this very situation.

    Anyway, the soup sounds wonderful! I’ve bookmarked it for a time when I’ve more cauliflower than I know what to do with. 😀

    1. I am practising restraint and not using my horn. Instead I have taken to ‘talking’ to the drivers instead. Hope you enjoy this soup and thanks for the visit 🙂

  4. Oh my gosh – Tandy that must have been so scary! Something similar happened to me once – when I merged onto a highway, the driver behind me I guess thought I shouldn’t have merged infront of him – he sped around me and slammed on his breaks – I got into the next lane – and he did too and slammed on his breaks again – this happened a couple more times and I got my phone out and took a pic of his tag and as I was getting ready to call the cops, he sped off! I wish I had some of this comforting soup waiting for me!

  5. What an awful experience :/ I feel like driving gives people some stupid concept of ‘power’ I don’t understand why!
    I hope you calmed your nerves with this delicious soup, it is getting so cold here, I could also use a bowl!

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Leek and cauliflower, this is such a nice combination…I just can imagine how tasty this soup is…
    Have a great week Tandy 🙂

  7. Tandy, this soup looks delicious, like you alluded too, the perfect comfort soup. I love making cauliflower soup, it is a family favorite here, but never tried with cream cheese. Thanks for the inspiration! And I am a defensive driver too, and a slow driver, I get so mad when people tailgate me. With 2 little kids in the back, I’m just not going to go 10-20 over the speed limit!

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