Thursday, January 14, 2010

Leek and Potato Soup with Pesto

Light warming dinner for "cold" Dubai winter. After New holidays and baking, nice to have some healthy meals.

500 g. big potatoes
1 Medium Leek
1/2 white onion
1 garlic clove
1/2 -1 l. vegetable stock
1/2 milk or cream or sour cream
Red pepper flakes
Salt and White pepper

1. Finely chop onions and garlic.
2. Wash leak well, discarding outer layer. Cut in slices only white part.
3. In heavy bottom pan, heat a little of olive oil and fry onions, leeks and garlic for 5 minutes.
4. Season with red pepper flakes.
5. Wash and scrub potatoes, without peeling. Slice into thin rounds.
6. Add potatoes to pan and let it sweat for 3 minutes, mixing with another vegetables.
7. Add stock. Boil until tender.
8. Remove from heat, give it a swirl with electric mixer until smooth, add milk.
9. Return to the heat and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring sometimes. Add more stock if the soup is too thick.
10. Garnish with some pesto on top and croutons.

Healthy eating!


  1. sounds like a really good warming recipe. Simple too. I have a few myself on my blog you might like:

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  3. That looks very healthy recipe..I think am gonna give it a try..thanks for sharing.

  4. Yammy Recipes, try it, it was one of the dinners when i wanted to loose some weight after overeating in holidays season

    Foodie Mami, your blog looks very good, loving soups!

  5. I love that combination, delicious soup!

  6. I love any type of potato soup in the winter, this one sounds so unique and satisfying.

  7. Tania, Elizabeth thank you for your comments.
    Pesto tastes lovely with it!