Recipes · Soups and lunches

Leek and Potato Soup

Leak and potato soup with homemade soda bread

Ingredients

  • 2 leeks sliced
  • 2 potatoes in chopped in to chunks
  • 700 ml veg stock

Method

  • Put all the ingredients in to a large pan and bring to the boil.
  • Simmer on a low heat for 45 minutes until the potato is soft
  • Blend until smooth
  • Enjoy!

Tips and Cheats

Quite possibly the easiest meal I can cook. It is so lazy and easy but always tastes good. You don’t even have to peal the potatoes! If you have a little vegan cream you can drizzle some on at the end. You will need a good sprinkle of salt too again I do this to taste as I don’t add it to the children’s soup.

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Ingredients

  • All the veg left at the end of the week in the bottom of the fridge!
  • A little oil
  • 500ml veg stock
  • Crusty bread

Method

  • Chop all the veg to the same size.
  • Heat some oil in a big pan and chuck in all the veg.
  • Pour on the stock (if it doesn’t cover the veg add more water)
  • Boil until the veg is soft
  • Blend to smooth and serve with crusty bread.

Tips and cheats

So my favourite combination is carrot, leek, potato, squash and an onion however you can chuck in literally any veg! I tend to avoid cabbage as the children aren’t keen and we get lots of Gansta Granny quotes! It you want it to be smooth always make sure there is a potato of some sort in there.

I like to add a swirl of Elmlea plant cream if we have some on serving but it isn’t needed!