Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Creamy Garlicky Leek Soup

When I saw the two leeks in my CSA delivery, I knew I was going to make leek soup. I actually had a recipe in mind, but I couldn’t find it, so I just made it up as I cooked.

I started by sautéing an onion and six cloves of garlic (also from the CSA delivery) in a bit of oil. Then I added the well cleaned, chopped leeks. (Hint: Leeks collect a lot of dirt in between their leaves. Make sure you take them apart and wash them very well.) I sautéed everything for a few minutes and seasoned it with some salt and pepper.

I then added four cups of water. I was out of vegetable stock and would have used that if I had it available.

I let the water and the vegetables cook for about 10 – 15 minutes, and then pureed the soup with my immersion blender. That's what made the soup creamy; there was no cream added!

I loved the bright green color of the soup. The pictures don’t do the soup justice…

I added some leftover quinoa to the soup to make a bit more substantial. Both hubby and I enjoyed the soup very much for lunch while the toddler was napping and the teenager was off doing his own thing…

Questions: Do you like leeks? What’s your favorite way to eat/prepare them?
Be well,