When it’s cold outside and the rain is hitting against the window, there is nothing better than a bowl of homemade soup – leek and potato soup to be precise. I feel like it’s a staple winter warmer! This week I really wanted to try some recipes that were packed full of veggies and soup seemed like an easy place to start. It’s a great way to use up left over veg and it is so cheap to make!
Leek and potato is one of my favourite soups. However I always find it’s loaded with dairy; normally cream or milk and as someone who can’t have cream, I am always disappointed when I can’t have it. So I decided it was about time I created my own recipe. This soup is quite possibly one of the easiest things to make and the perfect place to start if you are new to making homemade soups. Plus, it takes hardly any time at all to prepare or cook. No fancy blender or soup maker is required to make this soup, however I would highly recommend picking up a hand blender. They are very inexpensive and can be picked up in most supermarkets or somewhere like Argos. I paid £5.50 for mine in Currys!
The ingredients list is fairly basic and you are likely to have the majority of the items at home already. Not only is this leek and potato soup ridiculously easy to make, but you can also cook it in large batches and freeze it for another day when you might be in more of a rush (or if you just fancy a lazy day like I sometimes do). As it’s loaded up with veg, it’s also a great way to add a healthier lunch or dinner option to your weekly meal plan. It’s super affordable too; costing around £1.45 per person and that’s based on current Tesco prices. If you shop somewhere cheaper such as Aldi or Lidl it may even be less!
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What is your favourite type of soup? I would love to hear your recommendations, so please leave me a comment below!