Potato Leek Soup

Serves: About 6

Prep Time: 15-minutes; Cook Time: 30-minutes

Total Time: 45-minutes

Join us in honoring Women's History Month as we spotlight this recipe inspired by a trailblazing female chef, Julia Child. Recipe developed by Jackie Lavigueur, CFW Health & Fitness Professional

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 3 leeks
  • 1 and 1/2 lb. potatoes
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (room temperature)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
  2. Pull sour cream from the refrigerator and measure out 1/2 cup required for this recipe. Let it sit on the counter while preparing the recipe to bring up to room temperature.
  3. Wash and chop the leeks and cut the potatoes into cubes. If using softer skin potatoes, like gold potatoes, you may opt to keep the skin on for more nutrients and texture. If using harder skin potato, like Russets, you may opt to peel the potatoes before chopping.
  4. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large soup pot.
  5. Add the leeks and cook for 5 minutes or until softened.
  6. Add the potatoes and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil.
  7. Lower the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until potatoes are fork tender.
  8. Remove from heat and add spinach, dill, sour cream, and salt & pepper.
  9. Ladle into soup bowls and serve hot!
  10. Tip: add a lean protein like cooked turkey, chicken, or turkey sausage for a heartier meal.
  11. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Nutrition Information:

(As prepared meatless)

  • Makes 6 servings
  • 213 calories per serving
  • 5g of Protein
  • 8g of Fat
  • 32g of carbs

Health Benefits:

This potato and leek soup is a nutritious dish as it provides significant amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Potatoes are a good source of potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Leeks contain antioxidants and are rich in vitamin K. Incorporating the super food spinach elevates the nutrition value as it packs high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium. All together, these foods can help boost immunity, improve digestion, and lower blood pressure.