We had a very cold and rainy day here in New York so I was craving some nice warm soup. I found this recipe while looking for any type of Vitamix soup recipes. It turned out really well, especially with a little bit of extra salt and pepper to taste. It was very easy, but did take a bit of time for a Vitamix recipe.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups chopped leeks (white parts only, from 2 or 3 leeks)
1 head cauliflower, chopped
7 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cup unsalted cashews, soaked
In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat and saute the garlic, leeks, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt for about 3 minutes, until the vegetables are soft.
Add the cauliflower and saute for another minute.
Add the vegetable brother, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow the soup to cool slightly; stir in the nuts.
Pour the soup into your blender in batches and blast on high for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
Return the soup to the saucepan and warm it over low heat. Stir in salt to taste and it's ready to eat!