Potato & Leek Soup

Comfort food posts continue. 

I love leeks. I rarely buy them because they are often expensive, and I see them as sometimes frivolous when I can get a similar flavour from a spanish onion or green onions depending on the recipe.

When I received my farm box from Nourish Your Roots (definitely take a minute to read about that amazing program), I saw two beautiful large leeks and I knew exactly what I wanted to make: classic potato leek soup. This isn't a really complicated recipe, it's just a marriage of flavours that are so subtle and delicious that it leaves you wanting more.

 I couldn't wait to dig in.

I couldn't wait to dig in.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Large leeks sliced thin
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1L vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 4 red potatoes, diced
  • 1 tbs fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup blend or coffee cream
  • Salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large soup pot, saute leeks in butter until soft
  • Add thyme, garlic, celery salt to the leeks and saute until fragrant
  • Add potatoes and stock and bring to a simmer
  • Simmer for 45 mins on low until potatoes begin to fall apart
  • Blend with stick blender until smooth, add cream.
  • Season with salt and pepper to your taste

 

See? Easy, comforting and delicious!

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