Warming & Festive Leek Soup | Vegan Recipe

AD Gifted | This post features homeware items kindly gifted to me by Sarah Miller London

Festive leek soup in a pretty decorated dinnerware bowl from Sarah Miller London featuring cockatoos

November has officially begun and it’s also World Vegan Day. I’m using this as the perfect excuse to share my first festive recipe of the season: Warming and festive leek soup.

Festive leek soup in a pretty decorated dinnerware bowl from Sarah Miller London featuring flamingos

This recipe is perfect as a starter for Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, but if you serve it in a larger portion it makes for an indulgently hearty and filling Winter lunch too.

Festive leek soup laid out in a table setting with a platter containing roasted butternut squash and brussel sprouts

There are so many reasons why I love a good Winter vegetable soup. The ingredients are cheap and in season. You can cook it in advance and it will keep in the fridge for 3 days, or you can freeze it. I’ve also made this a one pot recipe to make it super quick to make too and with minimal washing up. Finally, it’s a total crowd pleaser!

This recipe is of course entirely vegan but you wouldn’t know it. It has a gorgeous silky texture with a rich and creamy taste. I owe it all to the humble cauliflower, a magical little ingredient that, treated with a little care and attention, has the power to totally transform a dish.

Enough talking, let’s jump straight in with how to make it!

Warming & Festive Leek Soup | Vegan

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 34 minutes

Total Time: 44 minutes

Category: Vegan

Cuisine: Vegan

Servings: 4 persons as a starter or 2 for a main

Bowl of soup garnished with chives on a festively laid out table with candles

Ingredients

  • 1 leek
  • 1 onion
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1/2 cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 stock cubes
  • 900 ml water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 bayleaf
  • Salt and pepper to season

Instructions

  1. Slice the leek and seperate the cauliflower into florets
  2. Dice the onion and roughly slice the garlic
  3. Cut the celery into small cubes
  4. In a large pan cook the onion, leeks and celery with a good pinch of salt over a medium heat in the olive oil until soft
  5. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute
  6. Add the stock cubes, water and bayleaf and bring the mixture to a boil
  7. Add the cauliflower and put the lid on, turning the heat down to a simmer for 30 minutes
  8. Carefully remove the bayleafs and ladle the remaining ingredients into a blender. Blend until silky smooth
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste

Notes

Remember to wash the leek and cauliflower thoroughly. I always do this after they are sliced to make sure that all layers are thoroughly clean.

You will need to blend the mixture in batches. I keep a large bowl to one side and pour each blended batch into there to store until all batches are complete. Then I transfer the mixture back to the original saucepan to combine it all and add the final seasoning.

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Sarah Miller London fine china bowl with a cockatoo painted on

Have you been admiring the dinnerware I used for my festive leek soup? I’m completely in love with it! All of the plates and bowls are from Sarah Miller London*, who have the most stunning collection of homeware and gifts.

Sarah Miller London fine china bowl with painted zebras
Sarah Miller London fine china bowl with painted lemurs

The Tahiti collection is fine china. The colourful bowls and plates feature flamingos, lemurs, cockatoos and zebras in amongst vibrant jungle foliage. I can’t get over how gorgeous the set looks when laid out on the table. It kind of clashes but in a really fun way. I can’t wait to have people over for dinner now just so that I can show them off again!

Sarah Miller London fine china bowl with painted flamingos

The dinner set was kindly gifted to me and put a huge smile on my face. It would be a really fabulous Christmas present for someone.

There are lots of other beautiful gift sets on the site too. In addition to homeware there’s also everything from candles to purses, jewellery and watches. I recommend checking it out if you’re looking for ideas for Christmas… or if you want to treat yourself!

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