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Leek Soup

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  • Veg
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    • 1 hr 10 mins
    • Serves 8
    • Easy

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    Is it cold and raining outside? Has your plan to go out with your family and have pie at that roadside café gotten canceled because of this? And now you are flustered and have no idea what to eat? Then the best option you have is to prepare a soup that is both fulfilling and tasty, which is where leek soup comes in.

    It is simple and can be prepared within 30 minutes to feed your hungry family who can’t wait for more than that and will start eating any that comes their way! Leek soup is a great choice as it also has a whole bunch of health benefits. So without further ado, here is the recipe you can follow to make a soup that is loved by all.

    Health Benefits

    • Helps improve eyesight because of the presence of vitamin A in abundance in it.
    • Treats skin problems like wrinkles and dark spots as it contains a large number of antioxidants that helps in slowing down the aging process
    • Leeks are rich in potassium which helps lower blood pressure and plays a major role in providing a smooth flow of blood to the arteries

    Because of the presence of B vitamins and vitamin K in leeks, they are also a great source, if consumed on a daily basis, to prevent anemia and improve bone health

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    How to Make Leek Soup

    • Take a small saucepan and use it to heat olive oil.
    • Then add the chopped onion, garlic clove, and leek to it.
    • Sauté it for 4 to 5 minutes until it softens a bit, but stop before it becomes brown.
    • Add 150ml of vegetable stock, either prepared at home or bought from the store, and stir it for a while.
    • Now add whole milk, salt, and ground pepper as per your liking and bring it to a boil.
    • Then cover the pot, reduce the heat, and let it simmer on this flame for around 10 minutes or until the leek is tender.
    • Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool slightly. Pour the mixture into a blender or a food processor and blend until it is smooth and of creamy texture.
    • Pour it into a bowl garnish with a tablespoon of double cream and chopped chives which would further enhance the taste of the soup.

    Trivia

    • Leeks are a type of vegetable and belong to the lily family with its origination from eastern Mediterranean
    • It is known for being grown easily in home gardens

    Leeks are being cultivated on the soil of this mother earth for the past 3000 years.

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