Creamy Leek Soup

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Total Time: 35 min
Servings: 10 or more
  • 1/4 cup Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 large leeks, chopped (light green and white parts only)
  • 6 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 quarts low-sodium chicken broth (approx.)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
      • In Dutch oven or large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat; cook leeks, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until very soft. Stir in potatoes; cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Pour in 1 cup chicken broth; remove from heat.
      • Using immersion blender, and being careful not to splash, purée leek mixture until smooth, adding enough of the remaining broth to reach desired consistency. Stir in cream; season with salt and pepper to taste. Reheat soup over low heat until warmed through; do not boil.

       

      Tip: Leeks grow in sandy soil and can be gritty if not washed thoroughly. Trim away the tough, dark green outer leaves, then cut each leek in half lengthwise. Rinse well in sink full of cold water to remove any dirt that might be hidden in the tight folds.

       

      Recipe provided by Chef Mary Ann Esposito

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    Categories

    Lunch

    Ingredient: Vegetables

    Cooking Method: Sauté / Pan Fry

    World Cuisine: French

    Product: Extra Virgin

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