This gluten-free and vegan roasted cauliflower and leek soup recipe is hearty and filling, but not too creamy or decadent. The flavors of the roasted vegetables shine through to make it satisfying and comforting on a chilly day.
I’ve always wanted to have my own cauliflower soup recipe in my back pocket, and I have worked on this one for years to get it just to my liking! The vegetables are the star, so it’s both vegan and gluten free.
Pairings/Garnishes: I like to pair it with crackers topped with vegan ricotta cheese, beets, thyme and balsamic vinegar. Or, sometimes I top it with kale chips and pine nuts. You can also air fry some chickpeas and toss them with olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme, and toss them on top.
How to prepare the leeks: I do want to note that fresh leeks are quite dirty. To clean them, slice off the dark green leaves as well as the bottom, then slice the light green and white parts into thin rings. Place the sliced leeks into a bowl and fill it with water. The sandy dirt will fall to the bottom.
Note: I altered this recipe from this roasted cauliflower leek soup on the Love & Lemons blog. I am a huge fan of their blog and cookbooks, which are very produce forward. The main differences are that I increased the cauliflower, decreased the leeks, used vegetable broth instead of water (for more flavor), used thyme instead of marjoram, added nutritional yeast for some umami flavor, and increased the number of cashews a bit for more plant-based creaminess.
How to Make Gluten-Free & Vegan Roasted Cauliflower & Leek Soup
Related Cookbook Recommendations
Also, since this is a blog “where books meet lifestyle,” I always pair my posts with books. Since I altered this gluten-free and vegan roasted cauliflower and leek soup recipe from the Love & Lemons blog, I am pairing this recipe with their cookbooks (also two of my favorite cookbooks), The Love & Lemons Cookbook and Love & Lemons Every Day. As I mentioned earlier, these cookbooks are very produce forward. They are my go-to’s when I get a piece of produce with which I really want to do something special but am not sure which direction to go.
Related Vegan Recipe Posts
And if you enjoy vegan food, check out more of my simple vegan recipes:
- Philly “cheesesteaks“
- Spring Pasta with lemon, asparagus, peas & mushrooms
- 15-minute chocolate chip cookies
- Banana oat bars with blueberries and walnuts
- Broccoli cheese soup
- Spicy penne alla vodka sauce
- Quick one pot red beans and rice
- Apple Cranberry Crisp with Oatmeal Topping
Lastly, pin this gluten-free and vegan roasted cauliflower and leek soup to Pinterest because you can refer back to it later.