Quickest leek and potato soup

This soup is so easy, it can take you into Spring.
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Recipe from: 29 July 2015
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min


  • 45
  • 200
    leeks, rinsed and finely chopped
  • 300
    potatoes, peeled and diced
  • handful fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1
    chicken stock
  • 100
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh coriander to garnish
Servings: Change Serving


Melt the butter in a large saucepan and sauté the leeks and potatoes over medium heat until the leeks are tender. Add the coriander and sauté for another minute.

Add the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked. Puree with a blender, food processer or hand mixer until smooth. Add the cream. Season with salt and black pepper and serve in warm soup bowls. Garnish with fresh coriander.

Wine recommendation:

Choose a light white variety that won’t overshadow this delicious soup’s subtle flavours.

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