A bowl of Leek and potato soup

Leek Soup: An affordable Simple Dish To Make This Winter

Leek soup is a classic comfort food that is both delicious and nutritious. It’s an easy-to-make dish that will get you through the winter.

Prep time: 15 minutes Rest time: – Cook time: 20 minutes
Complexity: 2
Servings: 3
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About Leek Soup Recipe

a bowl of leek soup with croutons along side with a potato and some leeks

Leek soup is a delicious and comforting dish. It’s one of the most affordable soup recipes. This creamy soup combines leek and potatoes. Don’t be afraid of potatoes! They provide important nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, and various minerals. Leeks add an oniony flavor to this soup that combines very well with the sweetness of potatoes.

Leek Soup Nutrition

several bunches of leeks sitting on top of each other

Leek soup offers a variety of health benefits:

Rich in Nutrients: Leeks are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K. They also contain minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. These nutrients play essential roles in immune system support.

Anti-inflammatory Effects: Leeks have anti-inflammatory properties. Reducing inflammation can help protect against various health conditions. This includes arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Prebiotic Effects: Leeks contain prebiotics that are beneficial gut bacteria. These bacteria play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. Which is essential for overall health and well-being.

A simple bowl of this potato leek soup alongside a slice or two of bread fulfills three quarters of the plate method‘s recommendations. It is also a source of healthy fats. To complement the meal, you can top the soup with some pumpkin seeds or any other seeds of your choice.


Leek Soup

Ingredients

This potato leek soup is vegan and gluten free. To make this healthy leek soup you need simple ingredients:

  • 4 large leeks
  • 2 potatoes
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
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Instructions

1) To a large pot, add chopped onion and olive oil. Saute for 5 minutes.

2) Add chopped leeks along with potatoes and bay leaf.

3) Add 4 cups of water or adjust the water volume until all ingredients are covered.

4) Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

5) Remove the bay leaf from the stew and blend. If the soup is too thick, you can add a little bit of hot water and adjust the seasoning.

6) Portion in bowls and serve with a slice of bread.



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Author: JustaPlate  

Created: mardi, 2 mai 2023  

Updated: mardi, 2 mai 2023  

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