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Creamy Leek & Parsnip Soup

Warm up on these cold winter nights with a hearty bowl of soup; try this creamy recipe, chock-full of veggies!
Creamy Leek & Parsnip Soup

Soup season has arrived! Living in the Pacific Northwest, we tend to enjoy a hearty bowl of chowder, bouillabaisse, or bisque more frequently than perhaps our friends in the south. But regardless of where you live, surely you could use a new soup recipe? We love this Creamy Leek and Parsnip Soup; filled with veggies, we recommend a slice (...or two or three or four) of crusty bread as the perfection pairing for a cold winter's night.

 

Adapted from David Tanis

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 leeks, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (about 4 cups)

4 parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (about 4 cups)

1 small white sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

2 teaspoons kosher salt

Black pepper

1 bay leaf

1 heaping teaspoon ground turmeric

4 garlic cloves, minced

6 cups veggie stock

Fresh lemon juice

Parsley

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Pour olive oil in large pan over medium-high heat. Add leeks, parsnips, salt and pepper, and stir to coat.
  • Cook for 10 - 15 minutes, stirring frequently. You want the vegetables softened, almost caramelized, but not browned. 
  • Add bay leaf, turmeric, and garlic, and stir to coat. Add veggie stock and increase heat to high. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer and cook for another 10 minutes. 
  • Using an immersion blender, purée soup to ideal consistency. 
  • To serve, top with a squeeze of lemon juice, olive oil, and parsley alongside a crusty bread.

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