Leek offers a delicious, mild onion flavor which enhances and brings depth to this creamy soup. Whether you go with the California blend or just stick to the broccoli-cauliflower duo, I’m sure all of your guests and family will enjoy the delicate taste of this dish. Mine did!
In a heavy-bottomed pot, sauté leek until softened and slightly browned. Remove one cup leek from pot; set aside.
Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.
Blend with an immersion blender; return sautéed leek to pot. Adjust seasoning to taste, and add a little more water to achieve desired consistency.
Photography: Hudi Greenberger
Styling: Janine Kalesis