Ahh, the gorgeous leek. Why did I fear you for so long? Maybe fear isn’t the right word- but it definitely wasn’t something I saw in the grocery store and said, “oh, yes, I need leeks this week.” Anyway, when I finally tried potato leek soup I was no longer afraid. It’s been on my cooking bucket list for awhile and since soup has been my go-to lunch these days, I decided it was time.
I searched for a simple recipe- no cream, nothing too heavy, and David Lebovitz’s recipe was perfect! I said to one of my co-workers this week about it: “Well, if things are ever really bad and I only have $5, I can make soup.” Potatoes, Leeks, water. That’s it. (Of course there is seasoning involved, but I tell ya, this is easy and hearty.) I supposed you could use chicken broth, but I honestly did not notice a difference without it. I love this soup. I want to snuggle with this soup. Though that might get messy, I’ll leave the snuggling to the fat cat.
Soften the leeks…
Get your potatoes ready
Potatoes & leeks meet each other in the big pot
Seasonings, water, bay leaves
Puree with immersion blender (or regular) and enjoy!