Zucchini and Leek Soup

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Who’s up for a delicious soup?

My family and I are big soup fans, especially in the winter months. I remember my grandma regularly making soups. I enjoyed the smell of the root vegetables browning in the butter, knowing something tasty was coming up. As I have grow older I have also realised soups are a great choice for the family budget and are easy to make. Winning all round!

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I don’t remember enjoying this Zucchini and Leek soup with my grandma (celery was her go-to), but when I saw this recipe in her book I wanted to give it a go. The combination of ingredients looked promising and the vegetables are in season and cheap to buy. A perfect end of winter family dinner.

Really this soup was dead easy to make, and I don’t need to give you the heads up about anything. The only variation I made was to use a stick mixer to puree the soup in the pan rather than use a blender. This saved on dishes and worked just as well.

The flavours didn’t disappoint! Nothing exotic, but comforting and tasty with a loaf of fresh bread and butter. Enjoy!

Zucchini and Leek Soup
Ingredients
  • 2 leeks
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1½ lbs (750gms) zucchini
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 large potato
  • 2 oz. (60gms butter)
  • 3½ cups water
  • 3 chicken stock cubes
  • Salt, pepper
  • 2 tbs chopped parsley
  • ½ cup cream
Instructions
  1. Trim leeks, wash throughly.
  2. Slice celery, leeks and zucchini; peel and slice carrot and potato.
  3. Heat butter in large saucepan, add vegetables. Stir to coat vegetables in butter.
  4. Cover pan, cook over medium heat 5 minutes; stirring occasionally. Do not allow vegetables to brown.
  5. Add water, crumbled stock cubes, salt and pepper; mix well.
  6. Bring soup to boil, reduce heat, simmer, covered for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  7. Stir in parsley.
  8. Puree veg and liquid in blender; blend just one cup of soup at a time on medium speed.
  9. Return soup to saucepan, add cream, reheat without boiling.

 

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About the Author

In my kitchen lie my late grandmother's recipe books that have been covered with dust for too long. It's time to open these books and discover tasty food from a simpler life. I'd love for you to join me as I add to this collection some tried and true recipes from my grandmother's recipe books.

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