Potato and Leek Soup is on Sweet Caramel Sunday, so get your soup spoon read!
This thick and creamy potato and leek soup will warm your belly and soul!
This post is for a delicious and easy Potato and Leek Soup recipe! It has gotten a touch cooler in Brisbane this week and that means breaking out the ugh boots, pj's and making soup. I am sure that you are doing it too!
On a cold day, is there anything better than a warm bowl of soup and some crusty bread?
I was at yoga yesterday in the morning and as I was leaving I was noticing how everyone was decked out in warmer clothes than normal. It looks so funny for us Aussies, in bright and sunny Queensland to wear jumpers and hoodies. But we are so not used to it being cold that when it happens we are at a loss as to know what to do. The solution, I say is to make soup.
So many varieties and options, where does one start. I chose Potato and Leek as it is a delicious combination and is a little bit different.
Quick dinner idea
Best thing about the recipe is that you prepare your ingredients, put everything in the saucepan and can literally walk about for 20 minutes until it is all done! Then you just need to blend and toast some bread to go with it.
This combination also allows for a vegetarian option by omitting the bacon bits on top and vegan option by doing that and substituting coconut cream for the full milk cream. I know sometimes the only option I have at home is the can of coconut milk and I would prefer to get straight into the cooking that go out for one ingredient so, it is a nice change and you would be suprised that the coconut cream doesn't fully overwhelm the dish with too much flavour.
Potato and Leek Soup
Potato and Leek Soup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 leek thinly sliced
- 2 large white potatoes chopped into cubes
- 1 tsp salt to season
- 1 tsp pepper to season
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 200 ml thickened cream
- 1 green onion thinly sliced
- 1 rasher streaky bacon
- 1 tsbp parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp greek yoghurt low fat
Potato and Leek Soup Method
- Add the oil, garlic and leek to a medium sized sauce pan at a low heat, fry for approximately 3 mins and season with salt and pepper
- Add the chopped potato and stock and bring to the boil
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes with the lid on
- Just before turning the stove off, add the cream and stir to combine
- To garnish add crispy bacon bits, shallot, parmesan and greek yoghurt
- You can serve this with crusty bread or toasted Turkish bread
Published in May 2018, updated in April 2019 with new recipe car (original recipe)
If you like this recipe another one you might be interested in checking out is this Minestrone soup, it is a delicious and colourful soup that is packed with veggies. You can get the recipe for that dish here.
Or, if you want noodles, but not a soup type bowl of them, this Brown Rice Noodle Stir fry is an awesome and delicious option which also freezes and reheats well! (Perfect for work lunches). That recipe can be found here.
If noodles are not your thing today, why not try something completely different and in that case, I would recommend this super awesome vegetarian Artichoke and Blue cheese pizza or if pasta is more your thing, you could try this Mushroom Spaghetti which sometimes has me dreaming about it, when I should (scratch that, could) be doing more productive things.
If this type of dish is right up your alley, you might also want to add my Lemon and Garlic Roasted Chicken with Cous Cous Salad to your recipe book and you can find that recipe here.
But hey, if you also just want to have a drool over some damn good looking pizzas, then check my Pizza and flatbread ideas board.
Let me know if you give this dish a whirl, I would love to know what you think. If you share a picture on instagram use the hashtag #sweetcaramelsunday I would love to check it out xx
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Cheers from Sunny Queensland (except for the one day of the year you have to sleep with a blanket on!)