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Leek, courgette and sweet potato soup recipe

Leek, courgette and sweet potato soup recipe

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A quick and easy vegetable soup with courgette, leek, potato and sweet potato. The chilli flakes give the soup a little bit of heat!

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes, or to taste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 leeks, washed and sliced
  • 2 courgettes, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 chicken or vegetable stock cube
  • 500ml water, or as needed
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons single cream, for serving

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:35min

  1. Heat butter and oil in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in onion and potato and cook for 5 minutes, until they have softened a little. Season with red chilli flakes, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Add leeks, courgettes and sweet potato; pour in the water and add the stock cube.
  3. Bring to the boil, stir well and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, or until all the vegetables are soft.
  4. Puree the soup with an immersion blender. Ladle into bowls; add a swirl of single cream and some more freshly ground black pepper.

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  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh rosemary, divided
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (2 lb.), peeled and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
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