Healthy, low-cost dishes to make you smile

Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato Soup

Being a pescatarian I don’t have the legendary chicken soup recipe to get me through all ills, heartbreak and a cold winter. But I do have this – Leek and Potato Soup which is so hearty, tasty and nourishing it gives me just the hug in a bowl I need.
It’s the perfect winter food drawing on ingredients which are readily available and super cheap, although when the weather is as bad as it’s been this Spring I find myself making it still!
This batch makes about 8 adult portions and can be frozen. Out of season and without any offers on the ingredients at the supermarket I’ve made this for £2.40, so less than the cost of a cheap can of soup (30p) and so much fresher, more nourishing and more akin to a luxury chilled soup. The creaminess is mainly derived from blending some of the potatoes so vegans or dairy intolerant can stop right there or you might want to add a splash of milk at the end to make it even richer.

Leek and Potato Soup

May 24, 2017
: 8
: 10 min
: 25 min
: 35 min
: Easy

By:

Ingredients
  • 2 tsp of olive oil or butter
  • 3 large leeks, finely sliced
  • 2kg potatoes, half peeled, half skin on and chunky diced
  • 2 teaspoons of jar minced garlic or 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 150ml milk (optional)
  • Salt and pepper.
Directions
  • Step 1 1. Throughly wash the leeks and soften in the oil. If they start to stick add a little water. Chop the potatoes while they are cooking.
  • Step 2 2. Add garlic to softened leeks and cook for another minute.
  • Step 3 3. Add chopped potatoes, bay leaves, stock cubes and enough water to cover all the vegetables.
  • Step 4 4. Bring to the boil and cook for a further 15-20mins, until the potatoes are soft. Remove the bay leaves.
  • Step 5 5. Either use a hand blender in the pot to quickly pulse until about a third is puréed or remove a third and blend then return to the pan. Season soup to taste.
  • Step 6 6. Add the milk or a little more water to desired consistency.


Related Posts

Italian Kale Stew

Italian Kale Stew

I am lucky enough to have a friend who embraces veggies and throws together meals with them so well I want to recreate their fantastic flavours as soon as I return home. And this Italian Kale Stew came about as a direct result of a […]

Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad

Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad

Too many years ago I ate one of the most delicious meals of my life in the kitchen of one of my dearest friend’s houses. She was living in Athens at the time and we visited her at the beginning of the summer, just before […]



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *