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!

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3 responses to “Luscious Leek Soup

  1. The soup looks great, but those tomatoes!

  2. Oh, how I love this time of year! All of the varieties of tomatoes available and so many different ways to serve them. That salad of yours is one of the better. Beautiful to look at yet simple enough to fully enjoy the tomatoes. Yum!

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