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.

Ingredients:
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
Thyme
Red pepper flakes
Salt and White pepper

Method:
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!

7 comments:

  1. sounds like a really good warming recipe. Simple too. I have a few myself on my blog you might like: http://ummfood.blogspot.com/2010/01/soups-up.html

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

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  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!

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  5. I love that combination, delicious soup!

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

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

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