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Rustic Potato Leek Soup


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds leeks, trimmed and cleaned, white and light green parts chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ cup water
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add the leeks. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and potatoes.
  4. Cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the broth and water.
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Garnish bowls of the soup with chopped chives.

Cook’s Note: You can also puree this soup for a more refined and elegant option. After the potatoes are tender, puree the soup in batches in a blender (use caution when pureeing hot liquids!) or make quick work of it right in the pot with an immersion blender.


Serves 4

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