Leek and Potato Soup – Healthy January

January 7, 2015Sew White

Nothing beats a hot soup with fresh bread on a cold January day and my go to easy soup is always leek and potato soup.
I remember my mum teaching me how to make it when I was little and thinking then how complicated it was but now as I bake a lot I realise how easy it is. It tastes great the day you make it but even the better the day after.
  Sew White leek and potato soup recipe

Leeks are usually one of those vegetables in the reduced section of the supermarket which is why I make this soup so much! It’s a cheap, healthy, filling, easy and tasty meal.

Sew White Leek and potato soup 1

This soup works well chunky or pop it in the blender when it’s cooked.

Ingredients

– 2 onions
– 2 medium leeks
– 2 potatoes
– 1 vegetable stock cube
– 1 chicken stock cube (use 2 veg if you prefer)
– 4 pints of water

Method

– Peel and chop up the onion.
– Add the onion to a large pan with a dash of oil and soften gently on a low heat.
– Remove the outer layer of the leek and chop them up.
– Add the leeks to the onion and soften them together.
– Add the stock cubes and water and turn up the heat.
– Peel and chop up the potatoes into small-ish chunks and add to the mix.
– Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat and allow the soup to bubble away until the potato is cook.
– Season with salt and pepper to taste.
– If you have a blender whiz up the soup.– Pop the soup back into the pan and bring to the boil again before serving.

Sew White Leek and potato soup 2

I was very excited to use my brand new heart spoon!

5 Comments

  • fashion-mommy

    January 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    My absolute favourite soup, it looks so easy to make and perfect for a cold day.

    #UKBloggers

    1. Sew White

      January 9, 2015 at 11:39 am

      I love that it makes so much. I’ve had every day this week for lunch and I’m still loving it x

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    January 7, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I just finished a big bowl of homemade soup. Leek and potato is actually one of my favourites – so comforting.

  • Beth – Musing Housewife

    January 9, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Yum. This looks amazing and the perfect addition to a healthy January.
    I’m currently co-hosting a Weight Loss Wednesday link up which includes any healthy recipes and such if you would like to join in!

    Beth

    1. Sew White

      January 9, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      That sounds lovely. I’d love to be involved 🙂

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