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Are you a soup dragon?

29/11/2011

For those of you who remember the clangers, you will understand the title.

Soups are a great way to get lots of vegetables into your diet.

One of my favourite soups, which is really simple is leek and potato soup, all you need is some leeks and potatoes and some stock, infact some recipes use just hot water.

Try this:

3 large leeks, washed and trimmed and chopped into small pieces
2 potatoes (baking) peeled and chopped into small pieces
1 pint of stock (vegetable or chicken)

In a large saucepan, melt a knob or butter and place all the leeks into the pan.  Stir, making sure they don’t brown.  The idea is to soften the leeks.  This will take no longer than 10mins.

Add the chopped potatoes and make sure they get well covered with the leeks and butter.  Cook gently for a further 10mins, making sure not to brown the leeks.

Add the stock, and cook until the potatoes are cooked.  Let the soup cool, then add some salt and pepper to taste, #Alpro natural yoghurt works well to bring some creaminess .  If you would like your soup smooth, use a hand blender to smooth the soup, otherwise reheat and serve with some mini salad sandwiches with egg and watercress and a splash of olive oil.

More recipes, watch this space.

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