This week, we bring you a great healthy Low-Fat Potato and Leek Soup recipe

If you are trying to bulk up the part of your recipe collection that is devoted to all things soup, then we have something that we think needs to be added. We call it Our Fantastic Low-Fat Potato and Leek Soup, but you will probably just call it yummy. Better still, call it Dinner This Evening. It contains some of our Heroic Health-approved vegetables, loads of freshly ground black pepper AND it’s all made up into a fantastically yummy pot of warming and nutritious soup… there is no better reason to choose this for dinner tonight!

This meal tastes even better if you serve this soup alongside some crusty bread for dipping!

Want something warm and satisfying for dinner? Try this!

Want something warm and satisfying for dinner? Try this!

Low-Fat Potato and Leek Soup:

  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 3 medium organic leeks, rinsed and sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 1 lb. organic Yukon gold potato, peeled and chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 1 cup organic chicken broth or 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1½ cups organic non-fat milk
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
  1. Heat oil in a large soup pot. Add garlic, shallots, carrots and leeks. Cook for 5 minutes, or until soft
  2. Add potatoes, broth and milk. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are not quite fork-tender
  3. Add the bay leaf to the water and continue simmering for about 5 to 10 more minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through. Add more salt and pepper if needed and remove the bay leaf and thyme sprigs
  4. Blend until smooth with an immersion blender or in small batches in a standard blender
  5. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve warm garnished with chives

 

(We originally found this recipe at http://www.food.com/ but have modified it a tiny bit to customize that yummy flavour and make it an even more “heroic” dish. Check out food.com for other great recipes and more!)

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