Daily Archives: August 2, 2011

Luscious Leek Soup

Note by Phyllis Brown:  There is nothing like fresh leeks from the garden!  The grocery store variety will do in a pinch, but the lovely fragrance you get when first pulled out of the ground is worth the little trouble they are to grow!  I keep my leek soup simple – so you get that lovely leek taste!  Sauteed in butter leeks are sweet and very tasty!

 Luscious Leek Soup

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 leeks, carefully cleaned and chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 1/4 pound baby carrots
  • 2 cans vegetable broth
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 heaping soup spoons sour cream

Melt butter in a large pan.  Add leeks, turn heat to medium low and saute for 5 minutes.  Add potatoes and carrots, turn heat to medium high and saute for a few minutes.  Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil.  Add salt and pepper.  Turn heat to medium, cover and let simmer for fifteen minutes.  When vegetables are tender, coarsely mash.  Add sour cream – whisking until well blended.  Enjoy!

You might enjoy a simple salad with your soup.  You can use any tomatoes you have – these are our tiny red cherries and yellow pears.  Salt, pepper, julienned basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil completes the salad.  Enjoy!