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


  1. Sauté leek in olive oil until soft. Add kale and cook until wilted.
  2. 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).
  3. Place soup into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 1.
  5. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  6. Blend for 45 seconds until smooth.
  7. 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.