Kale and Leek Soup
This boldly flavored soup offers tremendous texture, since half the recipe is blended in your Vitamix, while the other half simmers on the stove.
- 1 (200 g) large leek, cleaned, sliced 1/4-inch-(.6 cm) thick
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 6 cups (335 g) fresh kale, chopped, stems removed
- 4 cups (960 ml) vegetable or chicken broth
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Sauté leek in olive oil until soft. Add kale and cook until wilted.
- Add broth and cook for 30 minutes on low heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes or until temperature reaches 120°F (65°C).
- Place soup into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 45 seconds until smooth.
- Pour mixture back into pot and heat for 10 minutes, or just until it begins to simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
Kale and Leek Soup is rated out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by D Man from Pleasantly Surprised Made this a few days ago and took it to work for lunch. Thought it might be lacking without spices but the taste of the leek and kale with the backdrop of vegetable broth proved very worthy. Simple, filling and healthy.
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joee from Absolutely Tasty My wife just had an Oral Surgery so I need something really good for her to since she is temporarily on soft diet. She usually does not like soup, but ate this and asked for more. I made a little adjustment by adding bullion and so fresh hot pepper since we like everything spicy. It was really good, creamy and tasty.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mindy from Surprisingly Tasty I was hosting a dinner party for guests on a restricted diet. I wanted to add a soup course, but was challenged to find a recipe that didn't include items they weren't eating (e.g. dairy, beans, potatoes, squash). This was the only one I found that also got good reviews. I made this, and not only did they finish their bowls, they even asked for the recipe. Only change I'd make is to add some more spices.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by GMama from Good Green Flavor I made this soup for lunch today. For me it was OK. I'm an omnivore. I'll make the soup again but with a little garlic and a dollop of plain yogurt. My husband (a carnivore) said it was tasty but didn't stick to his ribs.
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sommom22 from Missing something I added garlic and some seasoned salt as suggested by the previous reviewers. Served with sour cream. I would not make this again. The greens were overpowering to me, not soft and gentle. Leeks are gentle in flavor, so that seemed right. The garlic and spiced salt perked it up. I tried adding some lemon juice, and that didn't do it either.
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by BarbB326 from Loved this recipe! I really enjoyed this recipe but I could tell it was going to lack some seasoning, hence the 4 stars. I used EVOO and garlic infused olive oil, seasoned salt and added minced garlic. The final results were delicious.
Date published: 2016-02-26
All of the soup recipes say blend at variable speed and then go to high. The 5300 does not have a high speed, only pulse. Is it still possible to make the soup recipes in a 5300?
Yes, it is still possible. Where the recipe calls for the high setting you will simply leave your machine on speed ten.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Why pour the soup back in the pot to heat until it simmers, as opposed to blending on high until it's hot and steamy?
There is no reason you can not blend this soup until hot in the Vitamix.
Date published: 2015-12-10
Why remove the stems from the kale. They will pulverize. I assume there is some nutrition. If it is bitter, won't the sweetness of the orange and grapes compensate?
You do not need to remove the stems from kale. The stems are thick, fiberous and slightly bitter so you may have to adjust your liquid, and ingredients like oranges and grapes in the blend to get the texture and taste that you like or are used to.
Date published: 2016-01-09
|Serving Size||1 c ( 240 ml )|
|Amount Per Servings|
|Total Fat||2.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||16 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|