Leek & Potato Soup

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Last week I had to go out to visit a website client, and my husband very kindly made some soup for my return from work :) Not only that, he took photos as he did it so that I could blog about it! How sweet is he?

Leek & Potato Soup at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I have to say, the leek and potato soup that he made was delicious! He didn’t weigh out the vegetables, so I can’t give you that information, and nor can I give the calorific content, but I’m sure it’ll be pretty low in calories per portion, so nice if you’re watching the pounds! With 500g of leeks coming in at around 125 calories, potatoes of the same weight, around 360 calories, an onion is about 30 calories, a whole pot of this will come in under 600 calories – easily 8 portions out of this, so yup, low calorie!

Leek & Potato Soup at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

To make this soup, you will need:

  • leeks, cleaned and chopped – white and green parts
  • potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • onion, peeled and chopped
  • vegetable stock
  • ground black pepper (not salt like pictured!)
  • one-calorie oil spray
  • skimmed milk

Leek & Potato Soup at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Start by heating up a large saucepan and spraying with the one-calorie oil spray. Sweat the onions and leeks down until soft and to bring out the flavour.

Leek & Potato Soup at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Leek & Potato Soup at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Add the potatoes and stock (or boiling water and a couple of stock cubes).

Leek & Potato Soup at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Leek & Potato Soup at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Leek & Potato Soup at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Bring the stock back to the boil and simmer until the vegetables are soft and cooked through.

Leek & Potato Soup at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

When the vegetables are done, remove from the heat, and using a handheld blender, whizz down to a puree. You may need to add some more water/stock to thin it out.

Leek & Potato Soup at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Leek & Potato Soup at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Leek & Potato Soup at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

When puréed, add a splash of milk – I find that this adds to the creaminess factor of the soup, and swirl a little on top of bowl of soup, to pretty it up!

Enjoy!

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