Public service broadcast #1 – Leek, Potato & Thyme Soup

Right, i had an infuriatingly unsuccessful search this week for a recipe on the ‘blogosphere’ so i’ve decided to, when i remember a decent one, post a recipe or two on here.

Leek, Potato & Thyme Soup
(serves 4 i reckon)

2 medium leeks – sliced
4 potatos – peeled & cubed
1 red onion – sliced
Bunch of thyme – chopped
1 litre of vegetable stock
About a tsp Olive/vegetable oil (not too much or your soup will be oily)

  • Heat the oil over a medium heat in a big-ish saucepan
  • Add the potato, leeks and onion to the pan
  • After about 4 minutes, turn the heat down and sweat the vegetables for about 25 minutes – i find that cooking them long and slow like this really brings out the flavour of the leeks
  • Add the chopped thyme to the pan
  • Add the stock to the pan and bring everything to the boil for a couple of minutes
  • Season well with the salt and pepper
  • Reduce the heat and simmer everything for about 10-15 minutes
  • The soup is now ready to eat, you may want to season again to taste – i like to keep it unblended and chunky but you can give it a whizz with a hand blender if you want
  • Hope this was of use, it’s dead easy to make, pretty healthy and really cheap!