Having seen Hannah Murray’s comments on the size of the leeks you buy in supermarkets these days and being concerned about wastage, I decided to make the simplest soup in the world!! Leek and Potato.




25 mins

Prep. time:

20 mins




4 large potatoes

I large leek

½ onion


150 ml Cream

Some chives

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Peel and chop the potatoes into slices

Take the bottom and the very top, where the green starts to split, from the leek,

Chop the leek and onion

Step 3

Blitz the mixture and pass through a strainer

Reheat, add the cream adjust the seasoning and serve.

Garnish with a swirl of cream and some chopped chives


Step 2

Place in a sauce pan in 1.5 ltrs water

Crumble two vegetable stock cubes into the mix and some ground black pepper

Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 25 minutes.

Step 4

If you want a posh dish, drizzle on some truffle oil.

Or for something decadent cut smoked salmon into strips and add to the final reheat of the soup.

This king of soups can also be served well chilled as ‘Vichyssoise’. Perfect for summer dinner parties

Bon Appetit.