Elegant Zucchini Leek Soup
1 large or 2 small leeks
3 decent sized zucchini
7 cups of light vegetable broth (enough for 4-6 people), or I often use chicken flavored soy bouillon
3 garlic gloves, or to taste
Handful of fresh dill - use the frilly tops and only a little of the stems, the stems are generally tough
1 cup or so soy milk (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
olive oil for sauteeing
In a large sauce pan, sautee the leeks, zucchini and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add the dill and sautee until limp.. Add the broth, bring to a boil, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until everything is soft.
Let the tasty soup cool a bit then run through a blender or food processor until smooth but not totally textureless.
Return the soup to its pot and add the soymilk and reheat, mixing well.
You can eat the soup immediately, but if you allow it to sit for a few hours or overnight, it is even tastier. You can reheat, or serve cold.
I didn't use exact amounts in the recipe because you can vary depending on what flavor(s) you most want to emphasize. More dill if you love the stuff, more zucchini for more body, more leeks for thicker soup, etc... And this way its less confusing for those who use metric measurements.
This soup is great cold on a hot summer day. Its attractive and delicious. Its also wonderful hot on a cold winter night. A ubiquitous soup.