A Delicious Twist: Healthy Potato Leek Soup

This Healthy Potato Leek Soup uses fat-free Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream and adds a variety of spices to enhance the flavor. Get ready to delight your taste buds with this creamy and nutritious soup!

When I first discovered that Potato Leek Soup was one of Rick’s favorite dishes, I made it my mission to create the most mouthwatering bowl of soup imaginable. I experimented with different recipes, some incorporating heavy cream, others using buttermilk or crème fraiche. Surprisingly, they all shared a common simplicity – just potatoes, leeks, cream, pepper, and maybe a touch of chives.

However, I found most of these recipes a little dull. The more exciting ones would include additional ingredients like thyme, Tabasco, or cayenne pepper. But I wanted something more.

So, I decided to elevate the flavors. In addition to potatoes and leeks, I added shallots to sweeten and deepen the taste. They provided an extra layer of flavor right from the start. To boost the soup’s aroma, I included a pinch of saffron and a dash of cayenne for that special something.

Instead of heavy cream or crème fraiche, I used Greek yogurt to lighten the soup. Not only is it fat-free, but it also gives the soup a tangy kick while maintaining its rich and creamy texture.

How to Clean Leeks

  • To easily clean your leeks, thinly slice them and place them in a large bowl filled with cold water.
  • Allow the leeks to soak for a few minutes, letting the grit settle at the bottom of the bowl while the leeks float to the top.
  • When ready to use, scoop out the leeks with a slotted spoon or your hands, leaving behind any remaining grit.
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Tips for Making Healthy Potato Leek Soup

  • Instead of white wine, try using white vermouth for cooking. It can be stored indefinitely on your counter, leaving the good wine for drinking!
  • If you can find white pepper, use it instead of black pepper. It has a delicate flavor and won’t affect the soup’s color.

How Long Does Potato Leek Soup Last in the Fridge?

  • When stored tightly covered, leek and potato soup will last in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Can you Freeze Potato Leek Soup?

  • Yes, you can freeze leek and potato soup for up to three months.

While Potato Leek Soup may not be my absolute favorite food like it is for Rick, it has definitely become one of my go-to soups when the weather is chilly and rainy. Do you have a cherished soup recipe that you love? Share it with me in the comments below!

Wine Pairings for Potato Leek Soup:

  • This soup pairs wonderfully with a Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, or Chardonnay.
  • If red wine is more your style, opt for a light-bodied variety like Pinot Noir or Beaujolais Nouveau.

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Healthy Potato Leek Soup Recipe

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