This IS my kids favorite soup. That right there should be enough to tell you if this soup is good. When I first made potato and leek soup I actually did not expect it to be such a hit with my kids. Goes to show you that if you that if you make something so delicious it doesn’t matter if they don’t know what a leek is. In fact my five year old son calls this soup the magic potion soup. It makes him all warm inside, which makes him SUPER fast, lol.
Leeks which are related to garlic and onion belong to the vegetable family Allium. I am not going to get into great detail on their health benefits but but for us runners it is believed that they help the cardiovascular system. If you want to learn more be sure to look it up.
One of the main differences between my recipe and most potato and leek recipes is that I don’t peel the potato’s. A couple of reasons but the first should be obvious, the nutritional good stuff, including additional fiber. The second reason is the texture and thickness it brings to the dish. Yummy so good.
Finally I almost forgot, this is probably our most requested dish by friends to bring for a potluck. Yeah a soup, who would have thought. So if your in need of a delicious and simple soup dish, be sure to whip up this one.
¼ Cup Olive Oil
2 Leeks Chopped
32 Ounces of Veggie Broth (Chicken does work for those who prefer)
1 ¾ Cup of Water
2 Pounds of Potatoes Skin on Cut Small for Boiling
½ Teaspoon of Cayenne Powder (more or less as desired but a little is required for taste)
¼ Teaspoon of Sea Salt or to taste
- Heat ½ a cup of olive oil in a pot on medium heat. Add your chopped leeks cooking them to soften up. The goal is not to “fry” them so try not to brown them. Continue to add remaining oil as the leeks cook for about ten minutes.
- Pour broth and water into pot. Add potatoes and bring to a boil, reducing heat and letting potatoes simmer until fully cooked
- Pour your mixture into a blender being careful not to burn yourself. You’ll need to have a pot or bowl on standby as there will be too much for blending all at once. Liquefy or Puree till smooth. Once it’s all blended stir in Cayenne and Sea Salt.
- Now enjoy!