My friend Kim handed me a kohlrabi today and said “HERE”. She had gotten it from her winter CSA and didn’t know what to do with it. I didn’t know what to do with it….What the F is a kohlrabi? A turnip? Cabbage? She challenged me to make something with it….She also handed off her leeks to me so I knew there was a soup waiting to happen, especially on such a cold and gray day…IT. IS. PHHHHEEENomenal…..MAKE it.
Creamy Potato Leek & Kohlrabi Soup
2 large russet or Idaho potatoes, peeled & quartered
1 small onion, medium dice
2 leeks, trimmed, rinsed and sliced
1 medium kohlrabi, peeled, & quartered
1/4c fresh parsley – *optional
1/4t black pepper
1 vegetable bouillon cube (or 1T veggie broth powder)
3T coconut oil
6c boiling water
1t salt or to taste
1 recipe cashew cream (1/4c cashews, 1 c filtered water blended until smooth)
Bring 6c of water to a boil, in case you need more.
In a large soup pot, add the coconut oil and sauté the onions with the turmeric until golden and soft. Add the leeks and continue to sauté until the leeks turn bright green. And have wilted. Add the potatoes, kohlrabi, salt, and black pepper. Mix them well until the onion/leek mixture and then add the boiling water, and the bouillon cube (or powder). Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Add in cashew cream and blend in the Vitamix for a smooth soup or partially blend with an immersion blender. In the last 10 minutes of cooking, add the fresh parsley if using. Adjust the seasonings before serving. Serve with crusty bread and a salad or add GF pasta or grains of your choosing.