You might need to buy:
  • Ingredients
  • medium potatoes
  • water or very mild broth - divided
  • onion powder or granulated onion
  • dried parsley
  • garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • dried thyme
  • dried sage
  • chopped fresh kale

Leek and potato soup smells good, tastes good, and is simplicity itself to make. It is also versatile as a soup base; add water cress and you have a water-cress soup, or stir in cream and chill it for a vichyssoise. To change the formula a bit, add carrots, string beans, cauliflower, broccoli, or anything else you think would go with it, and vary the proportions as you wish.

ready in about an hour; serves 7
You might need to buy:
  • whipping cream or 2 to 3 Tb softened butter
  • minced parsley or chives