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Potato Leek Soup

What you need: 

1 medium onion, chopped finely
4 small leeks or 3 medium ones, chopped finely (use white parts mostly)
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 medium potatoes, peeled and finely sliced
3 cups water (the water should almost cover the ingredients)
salt and pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. In a large pot, add the olive oil and saute the onions and leeks for two minutes. For leeks, you may use the green part, but this will change the flavour of the soup; you can use the green foliage of the leeks in a stir fry. Add the potatoes to the pot, and also the water.
2. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until cooked (potatoes are soft) Remove the pot from heat. If you have a hand blender, let the soup cool and then blend until smooth. You may wish to reheat the soup. Season with salt and pepper.
3. If you do not have a hand blender, with a ladle, scoop up the chunky parts and process in a blender or food processor until smooth. You may need to do this in two parts, so have a bowl ready in which to transfer processed soup. Once all the soup is processed, mix it to the liquid left in the pot, and add pepper and salt.
Source of recipe: My recipe; learned how to make potato leek soup before I was vegan. This recipe is a simplified and vegan version.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes
Servings: 
5-6
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This was tasty, after you blend it, you'd never know that there wasn't any "cream" in it. I tripled the recipe and froze some, and also added veg boullion cubes and bay leaves for extra flavour-- and it was delicious!

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Thanks for the recipe! This soup was yummy. However, I did add stock and garlic as well as a pinch of mixed herbs to build up the flavour. Om nom nom!

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i made this because baypuppy suggested i make a potato leek soup when i complained about having too many leeks from my CSA. it's excellent! made it with faux chicken broth instead of water and just ate about 50 bowls. delicious!

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i really enjoyed this. i did add more spices, i cooked up soem fresh garlic and ginger and also added some white wine to it. this was a lovely soup.

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This was great! Instead of just water I added veggie bullion cubes to the water and added a pinch of dill and some crushed garlic. It was super tasty! THANKS!

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quick and easy. i added some broth flavorings (nootch, herbs) and used fingering potatoes. it's really creamy with fingerlings! yum.

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