Potato and leek soup with a twist

Potato and leek soup

Ingredients:

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 brown onion, diced

1 garlic clove, crushed

5 medium potatoes (~800g), washed, peeled and cubed

2 leeks, halved, thinly sliced

1.5L vegetable stock

420g canned cannellini beans, rinsed

Salt and pepper to taste

Cream and chopped fresh parsley to serve

 

Method:

  • Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until the onion softens. Add the potato and leek and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  • Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cover for 15 minutes.
  • Add cannellini beans to pot and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Blitz using a stick blender until smooth.

 

Serve with crusty bread and garnish with cream and chopped parsley.

Serves 6.

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