punched up potato and leek soup from The Perfect Blend by Tess Masters

Creamy and luscious potato-leek soup from The Blender Girl’s latest book The Perfect Blend

Craving some potatoes and leeks for St. Patrick’s Day? Check out this soup from Tess Masters’ third book, The Perfect Blend: 100 Blender Recipes to Energize and Revitalize. I have loved Tess’ other recipes, and this one is no different. Her book The Perfect Blend: 100 Blender Recipes to Energize and Revitalize is now in stores.

Tess says:
Roasted garlic and a touch of curry pull the classic potato-and-leek combo up to a new level. Resist the urge to overcommit to curry, because this soup sings when it’s subtle. (The turmeric boost will up color, flavor, and anti-inflammatory ammo.) Lemon juice brightens the blend, a dollop of vegan sour cream adds a beautiful tang and creaminess, and chives chime in with bite. Depending on the character of your potatoes, stir in more sour cream, and for a richer texture go with that drizzle of olive oil. For crunch, top with the crushed cashews.”

Suitable for:

vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, celiac, paleo, Whole30 diets

Not recommended for:

low-sodium, migraine diets

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punched up potato and leek soup from The Perfect Blend by Tess Masters

Punched up potato and leek soup from The Perfect Blend

Creamy and luscious potato-leek soup
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (extra virgin) plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 leeks large, roughly chopped, white and pale green parts
  • 1/4 cup celery diced (33g)
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 cups potatoes yellow, peeled and diced (1 kg)
  • 1-1/2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped (150g)
  • 8 cups vegetable stock (low-sodium)
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder mild
  • 1/2 cup cashews raw (70g)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh) plus more to serve
  • 1 cup spinach baby, firmly packed, cut into ribbons, (44g)
  • 2 tablespoons chives (fresh) finely chopped

Notes

Reprinted with permission from The Perfect Blend, copyright 2016 Tess Masters. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.