Soup D'herbes Potageres(Pot Herb Soup)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

A delicious soup gleaned from the magazine Saveur. Made with potato, leek, onion, and parsley with added cream, this is sure to please!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add potatoes, leeks, onions, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally. When potatoes begin to stick to the bottom of the pot(about 15 minutes), reduce heat to medium low. Continue cooking vegetables until soft, about 15 minutes more.
  2. Meanwhile, bring 8 cups water to a boil in another pot. Add 1 tbls. salt and the parsley and boil for 5 minutes. Strain parsley, reserving 6 cups of the water.
  3. Add reserved cooking water to the pot of vegetables and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes, add cream and simmer for 15 more minutes.
  4. Puree the soup with reserved parsley in batches(be careful not to fill the blender up too full or it will overflow!) until it is smooth. Adjust the seasonings. Serve the soup garnished with chives or other herbs and with additional sea salt at the table, if desired. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Thanks for posting this recipe. I made it for my partner who had their wisdom tooth extracted. Very yummy! Extremely comforting, especially if you're sore and hungry. Also thanks Tallie for the warning about the blender, i went real easy on it :)

Squidlet31 April 23, 2010

This was an excellent soup! DELICIOUS! So, why only 3 stars? The instructions were impossible! I spent 1/2 the time scratching my head! I tried to puree the soup in my blender-IT BLEW UP! ALL OVER MY KITCHEN!! OMG! So, chefs of Recipeezaar, PUREE vegs & parsley 1st, THEN, add H2O and cream OR your kitchen will EXPLODE too! It is worth it tho...

Tallie in Pacific NW October 09, 2009

Excellent interpretation of Soup D'Herbes Potageres. This a wonderful soup. Especially good as a first course to chicken or fish. Very easy to make and very good for the constitution

kiltyone January 16, 2007

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