Gosh it seems like an age since I last posted a recipe (just over a week) but having 2 children home for the Easter holidays means getting some quiet time to myself has not been easy so hence the radio silence! I don’t know about you but after over indulging on chocolate over the Easter period all I want to do is eat lots of healthy vegetable based food. This Leek and Courgette Soup came about one lunch time when there wasn’t much left in the fridge so these ingredients just found each other and became soup!
The family were very impressed with my chunky soup creation so I’ll be making this again. I always feel better when I’ve given the family a healthy bowl of soup packed full of vegetables so it’s a win/win situation all round!
- 3 Leeks, medium, chopped
- 2 Courgettes, medium, quartered & chopped
- 3 Celery sticks, chopped
- I Potato, large, diced
- 850 mls Chicken or Vegetable stock
- 2 tbsp Rapeseed oil
- Heat the oil in a pan and sweat the vegetables under a lid for 10 – 12 minutes until tender, stirring occasionally.
- Add the stock and pepper and bring to the boil.
- Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Partially blitz with a stick blender leaving lots of chunks for texture.
As this dish is so thrifty, seasonal and used up ingredients left in the fridge I’m entering it into:
Credit Crunch Munch – hosted by From Plate to Pen and run by myself and Fuss Free Flavours
No Waste Food Challenge – run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Simple and in Season – run by Feeding Boys
Extra Veg – run by Fuss Free Flavours and Utterly Scrummy who is hosting this month.
For more simple soup inspiration you might like these veggie soups:
Kale Soup – Fab Food 4 All
Caramelised Courgette Soup – Fab Food 4 All
Easy Carrot & Parsnip Soup – Eats Amazing
Butternut Squash and Celeriac Soup – Lovely Appetite
Sweet Potato, Wild Garlic and Spinach Soup – Munchies & Munchkins
Vegan Leek & Potato Soup – Planet Veggie
Spiced Parsnip Spinach Soup with Apple & Turmeric – Tin & Thyme