Winter Warmers: Celery, Leek And Potato Soup

Now these were what I called vegetables. Smeared with earth and looking as though they’d been wrenched from the ground in the last hour (they probably had), the bunch of celery and couple of leeks I picked up in the local market were almost as long as my arm. I had to chop off a good portion of the tops to squeeze them in the fridge. They wouldn’t be in there long though – I already had a recipe in mind.

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I love soup – and this celery, leek and potato one is a firm favourite.

You will need:

A bunch of celery (around 12-14oz) chopped.
2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped into rough cubes
2 leeks, sliced
1 pint vegetable stock (I use Marigold Swiss vegetable bouillon powder – see photo below)
½ pint milk (to your taste – I use skimmed)
1oz butter

The prepared vegetables. I save a few celery leaves to decorate the soup:

Prepared vegetables

How to make:

  • Melt the butter in a large pan and tip in the chopped vegetables
  • Stir, pop on a lid and set on a very low heat to sweat gently for around 15 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent sticking
  • Add the vegetable stock, replace the lid and simmer for 20-25 minutes until all the vegetables are tender
  • Blend the soup (I use a hand blender straight into the pan)
  • Stir in the milk
  • Spoon into serving bowls, decorate with leaves and serve with salt and pepper (I never add these during the cooking process but let the individual decide)

And there you have it! If you get around to making it – please do let me know in the comments what you think :-)

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Marigold Swiss Vegetable Bouillon Powder

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  • http://www.facebook.com/dominiquegoh Dominique Goh

    That’s a really yummy soup. Will try it once I get all the ingredients

    • KarenGuttridge

      Great Dominique – do let me know what you think! :-)

  • CARO NESS

    Never added celery to my leek and potato before but yum!

    • KarenGuttridge

      It’s definitely worth a go Caro. I like leek and potato but do prefer this one :-)

      • Jackie Shrimpton

        I make this one Karen..always a winner! X

        • KarenGuttridge

          Hi Jackie – I have a few that I make over and over – love home-made soup – so easy yet I feel like earth mother!

  • Rosemary

    Looks gorgeous! The extra celery must make it very nutritious! will have a go later! Had tomato and lentil for lunch today, I make soup most days this time of year.

    • KarenGuttridge

      I love soup too Rosemary – I probably have 5-6 favourites and this is one of them. Let me know what you think :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/anitaclare.field Anita-Clare Field

    Now I love soup. You know I have a section on my blog called Soupe Dragon with nearly 60 of my recipes and of course there is my traditional leek and potato. I think the addition of celery must increase the flavours ten-fold so I am going to try it very soon !

    • KarenGuttridge

      I think that soup (homemade of course) is often overlooked. Let me know what you think of it – it’s one of my faves! :-)

  • Amy

    Yum, yum, yum! This looks like a very comforting soup for a cool evening! I shall try it soon!

    • KarenGuttridge

      I’ve eaten it tonight too Amy – I think we should rename soup as ‘tummyhugger’ cos that’s what it does! :-)

  • Marian

    Made it last week! What about carrot and orange soup? Use some of those juicy oranges over there.

    • KarenGuttridge

      I’m on to it Marian! :-)