Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a tasty, hearty soup for a cold winter's day or anytime.
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 2 cups leeks, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 medium potatoes, coarsely chopped
- 4 cups vegetable stock or 4 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 1⁄2 cups light cream
- 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon, chopped
- In large pan, heat the oil and add the leeks, celery, onion and garlic.
- Saute over medium heat, until the vegetables are soft.
- Stir in the vegetable stock or water, potatoes, salt, pepper& thyme; bring to a boil.
- Simmer over medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
- Add the cream and herbs and return to a light simmer, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the soup from the heat and let sit a few minutes before serving.
- Serve with warm bread.
LOVE THIS RECIPE! Did not have heavy cream however. I read some of the other reviews and saw that some chefs pureed, so that's what I did! I took probably 1/4 of the potato/leek combination and pureed it and added it back to the broth. No need for cream in this recipe! Also, next time, I would cut back the pepper a bit. Not for me, but my 10 year old thought it was a bit peppery, so I made some homemade croutons to float on his dish to try to get the pepper taste a bit less for him. I LOVED the taste of this recipe, however. GREAT POST LOONY!
I don't know what I did wrong. I followed the recipe, and just don't like it. At first it was bland. We added some more salt and pepper and also cubbed up some ham (hubby's suggestion). Now it's not as bland, but there is a strange vinyl type flavor. I don't know if I just don't like leeks, if my leeks were bad, or what. It's not horrible, but just not something I want to eat. Hopefully my kids will like it, as I have a huge crockpot full of this soup.
Tried this tonight, awesome, I also had no cream and mashed it about a bit, even fussy husband loved it, it will now be served often in our house, easy, warming and oh so delicious. Thanks for the recipe