I have a delicious, healthy, and all-around flavorful recipe for you today.
It’s a recipe for potato leek soup, and it’s definitely a soup that you’ll want to have in your arsenal of recipes to make over and over again. My mom gave me a great vegan cookbook for my birthday this year, and this recipe originated from that book. The original recipe called for the soup to be pureed, and I simply could not do that.
Just Say No To Pureeing
Look at that picture. This soup in its whole, chunky state is just about perfect. It’s too good to puree, and I can’t do it. 😉 (Bonus = less dishes to wash afterwards)
After deciding not to puree the soup and making several other changes to the recipe, I’ve created a new, delicious and hearty potato leek soup. We’ve made this soup several times already, and it’s so, so good.
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgen olive oil
- 2 large leeks, trimmed, washed, and chopped coarsely
- 1 pound mini baby bella mushrooms, washed and sliced
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 4 1/2 cups water
- 5 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
- 1 1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt
- pepper, to taste
- lemon juice (optional)
- Heat the extra-virgen olive oil in a large pot, then add the leeks and mushrooms to cook.
- Stirring occasionally, cook the leeks and mushrooms for about 7 minutes, then add to the pot the vegetable broth, water, potatoes, sea salt and pepper.
- Continue cooking the soup over medium-high heat until the potatoes are soft and cooked through.
- Once the potatoes have cooked through, remove the soup from the heat.
- Serve and enjoy! (Optional: Serve with a splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice.)
Do you know what makes this soup even more enjoyable to make in the kitchen?
A great set of Good Cook kitchen knives to chop the potatoes, mushrooms, and leeks is just what I need to get this soup cooking on the stove sooner rather than later. This Good Cook chef’s knife is great for chopping potatoes.
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