No, there’s no picture. Next time I make it, perhaps.
I’ve never had Potato and Leek soup. In fact, I’ve never had leeks. But, it’s a vegetable, and I wanted to try it.
Unfortunately, most Potato and Leek recipes include milk, butter, cream… aka things I don’t eat. One day, I happened upon a recipe where the author claimed she chose not to add milk and enjoyed it just fine without. So, it got me thinking, and one day on a whim, I picked up some leeks.
I looked up vegan potato and leek soup and found an interesting recipe that used white beans. That sounded perfect since I always want to add some proteins. So I chose it. (Queue pokemon, “I choose YOU, Potato Leek and Bean soup!”) Original recipe can be found here. If you try it, be sure to review it for them too.
Seriously though, it was good. Hubby liked it. I liked it. Carnivore coworkers liked it. And next time I think I’ll try celery instead. But the thing I liked best about it is it took very little time to prep, and cooked in the amount of time it took me to take a shower and start getting ready for work.
3-4 Large Leeks, sliced (white and green part only)
4 Cloves Garlic, minced
4-6 potatoes, skinned and diced
4 cups broth of your choosing, clearly I chose vegetable
1 Can Beans (rinsed and drained), White – I used great Northern
1-2 Tsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Seasonings (you choose which you want to use): Parsley, Dill, Rosemary… I used Mrs Dash.
Lightly coat bottom of soup pot in oil, cook onions and leeks until onions are translucent.
Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add broth and potatoes.
Meanwhile, puree beans using a food processor, blender, or whatever. I used the blender, and a little of the broth then add it to the soup then cook for about inutes, or until potatoes and leeks are both very tender.
When the soup is done, you have two options: 1. Enjoy as is. 2. Take out about 1/4 of the soup and either blend (after it’s cooled a bit) in the blender, or take your immersion blender to it. Add it back to the soup and enjoy.
The original author pureed the entire soup, but I like things to chew on.