Low-Fat Potato and Leek Soup

"Enjoy this low fat, filling comfort food without the guilt of rich, cream-based soups. Best of all it’s easy to make and the perfect antidote to a cold winter evening. Enjoy with a slice of soda bread. (From the Wild Oats website)."
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  • Heat oil in a large soup pot. Add garlic, shallots, carrots and leeks. Cook for 5 minutes, or until soft.
  • Add potatoes, broth and milk. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and cook for about 25 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender.
  • Blend until smooth with an immersion blender or in small batches in a standard blender.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve warm garnished with chives.

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  1. Italy gal
    A good basic recipe, but mine turned out too 'fluffy' for my taste. Maybe I would have liked it better if I'd only pur?ed half of the soup and let some of the veggies remain in tact. Otherwise, it was a yummy recipe I'll probably try again with a couple tweaks.
  2. powpow57
    Really good and very easy. I used a whole sweet red pepper and chopped it up and also used small red potatoes and didn't peel them. I used fresh thyme as well. Very creamy. This is the type of soup you could adjust as you want and it will still be good.
  3. klores
    THE BOMB!Easy peasy to prepare... great taste! I used coconut milk.. not the vanilla of course.. and not out of the can.. but since i am vegetarian.. gluton free and i dont drink milk... this is great! I am going to make it again .. soon. Oh.. and I didnt blend it. Since I travel, I put them in plastic containers, froze it and it will be great for lunch.
  4. wendyeindy
    Very good soup! Very creamy, I omitted the shallot because I didn't have any and added an extra 1/2 cup of broth as mine was a little thick(I think I used too much potato). My husband loved it and he isn't big on creamy soups, will be making this one again soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
  5. Chef grilldude
    Excellent! Made it with 1/2 whole milk and 1/2 low fat milk and it was excellent. We doubled the recipe and it served 8 healthy servings. Will definitely be doing it again.


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