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Cream of Potato & Leek Soup

Cream of Potato & Leek Soup

This was a perfect weekend for a nice big pot of hot creamy soup. We had our first snow fall yesterday, with quite a bit of the white stuff still hanging around today. Definitely a nice weekend to stay indoors and enjoy some comfort food.

I am not a big fan of traditional creamed soups, but I do love anything potato, so this soup is high on my favourite list.

Fresh leeks, potato’s and the secret (well, not so secret anymore) ingredient, cauliflower, give this soup a rich creamy taste and texture.

The only way to improve this would have been if I had baked a loaf of fresh bread to dip into the creamy goodness. Reality was, that I was feeling very lazy so just the soup this time. Fortunately this recipe is very easy and quick to prepare.

Enjoy,

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Cream of Potato & Leek Soup

Cream of Potato & Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

Serves 6

2 tblspns olive oil

2 medium onions roughly chopped

6 cloves garlic roughly chopped

2 large leeks, cleaned and chopped

2 cups cauliflower flowerets

2 large potato’s diced

4 cups vegetable stock

½ tspn sea salt

½ tspn cumin

Pinch each black pepper and cayenne pepper  (optional)

1 tblspn lemon juice

Heat oil over  medium heat. Saute onions and garlic for 5 mins till soft. Add white and light green parts of leeks. Continue to cook for additional 5 mins until leeks are soft.

Add cauliflower and potato’s , cook 5 mins more.  Add vegetable stock, salt, cumin and pepper. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins or until potato and cauliflower are soft.

Allow to cool slightly. In small batches, transfer to blender and blend until smooth. Return to pot.  Stir in lemon juice and additional salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with a little fresh parsley if desired.

Cream of Potato & Leek Soup

Cream of Potato & Leek Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 234 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.0g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 20.9g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15%
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 3.1g
Vitamin A   10% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

Good points
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