Leek Pumpkin and Cauliflower Soup With Feta and Za’atar

Leek Pumpkin and Cauliflower Soup With Feta and Za'atar

Inspired by the the cookbook “The Ultimate Recipe Collection” by Good Housekeeping, this soup is a delicious blend of leek, pumpkin, and cauliflower. But what really sets it apart is the addition of feta and za’atar, giving it a unique twist that’s both comforting and exotic.

Made With Leftover Vegetables

We’ve all been there. A fridge full of odds and ends and in this case the left overs from the Cauliflower soup we made earlier in the week. But in our kitchen, we see these not as leftovers, but as opportunities. Food waste is a no-go for us. With an extensive selection of herbs and spices at our disposal, we’re always up for the challenge of turning simple ingredients into a delicious dish. That’s how this soup came to be.

Leek Pumpkin and Cauliflower Soup With Feta and Za'atar

Leek Pumpkin and Cauliflower Soup With Feta and Za’atar

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Leek, Pumpkin & Cauliflower Soup with a twist of Feta & Za'atar. A gourmet blend inspired by leftovers, perfect for cold evenings.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine British
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 213 kcal




  • In a large pot, melt the butter and gently sauté the onion until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower, potato, nutmeg, stock, a generous grind of black pepper, and a teaspoon of sea salt. Let it simmer for about 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Once cooked, blend the mixture until smooth using an immersion blender. We recommend the Bosch Stick Blender for best results.
  • Check the seasoning and adjust according to taste.
  • To serve, ladle the soup into warmed bowls. Sprinkle za'atar and some freshly ground black pepper on top. Accompany with toasted bread dices for that added crunch.


Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 700mgPotassium: 562mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 794IUCalcium: 79mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cauliflower, Leek, Pumpkin, Soup
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A Soup That Warms the Soul

Pumpkin, leek, and cauliflower might be the main ingredients of this dish, but it’s the little touches – the za’atar, the feta, the toasted bread – that elevate it from a simple soup to a gourmet experience. Whether you’re looking to impress guests or just want a comforting meal on a cold day, this soup is sure to hit the spot.

Remember, good food isn’t just about the ingredients you use, but how you bring them together. And with this soup, we’ve brought together the best of the best for a dish that’s as delightful to eat as it was to create.

Enjoyed this recipe? Check out more delicious recipes and inspirations in the cookbook “The Ultimate Recipe Collection” by Good Housekeeping, available on Amazon.

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  1. Can I substitute the pumpkin with another vegetable?

    Yes, butternut squash is a great alternative to pumpkin. However, it may slightly alter the taste and texture.

  2. What’s the significance of Za’atar in the soup?

    Za’atar adds a unique Middle Eastern flair, enhancing the soup’s depth of flavor with its aromatic herbs and sesame seeds.

  3. Can I freeze the soup for later use?

    Absolutely! The soup can be frozen for up to 3 months.

  4. I don’t have an stick blender. Can I still make this soup?

    Yes, you can use a regular blender. If it’s not safe for hot liquids, let the soup cool before blending.

  5. Is this soup vegetarian?

    Yes, the soup is vegetarian. Ensure the vegetable stock used doesn’t contain any animal products.

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