Potato and Leek Soup Recipe

It’s Friday! And, for me, the end of the week usually means that I have little else in the fridge but leftovers, wilted vegetables and browning fruits. I hate to waste food, so when my lettuce is unfit for salads, my potatoes have sprouted and my pears nearly liquify upon touch, I know it’s time to pull out the Vitamix and make some soups and smoothies. Lots of blending later, I have a freezer full of green smoothies and a belly full of soup.

potato leek soup

I know it isn’t really the season for soups, but it’s definitely the season for leeks, and I had a huge one that I’d gotten in this week’s organic produce box. I knew I had a few potatoes from my potato salad still left in the dark depths of the cupboard, so Potato & Leek Soup it was. A couple softening carrots and a bruised tomato later and I had a huge batch of this vibrant and flavourful soup.

Potato & Leek Soup

Ingredients:

  • 3 potatoes, chopped
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1″ ginger root
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth

Directions: Bring broth to a boil and cook potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes until tender. Over medium heat, sautee leek and garlic in olive oil until lightly browned. Add everything to Vitamix (but retain about a cup of chopped potatoes, leeks, tomatoes and carrots, which we’ll add back in for texture) and blend until smooth. Add more water if necessary. Season to taste and enjoy!

potato leek soup

I’ve stocked the freezer with the leftover soup as well as a week’s worth of smoothies. I always make my smoothies in batches because while I love to have one each day, there’s no way I’m hauling out the blender and prepping all my fruits and veg on a daily basis. If you’re freezing smoothies in mason jars, make sure to only fill to the shoulder (that spot where the jar begins to curve). Otherwise you’ll end up with a freezer full of broken glass!

In making these smoothies, I used:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 3 peaches
  • 1 mango
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 3 pears
  • huge chunk of ginger

green glowing smoothie

And now I’ll leave you with a picture of our beautiful cat, Josie, enjoying her big new cat tree. Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend! xo

cat-tree

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