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Creamy Asparagus, Leek and Potato Soup

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Ahh soup. The simplicity of it.?I’ll let you in on a little secret: I make a big batch of soup at least three or four times a month. I know you’re thinking “Yeah yeah, Taylor but it’s winter. Everybody makes soup when it’s cold out!” But seriously, it’s been part of my weekly meal prep routine for almost an entire year now and isn’t stopping anytime soon.

Soups are an amazingly filling snack, especially if you’re like me and crave something salty and savoury right when you walk in the door. And let me tell you, this Creamy Asparagus, Leek and Potato Soup definitely fits the bill for my daily soup craving.?

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I hate that most people’s New Years Resolutions involve some sort of cleanse. Whether it’s the juice cleanse or the no sugar, no dairy, no gluten, no meat, etc. cleanse, I feel that they can be very limiting and don’t really do a good job of encouraging people to eat healthfully and wholesomely on a long term basis. However, “souping” has been labelled by some as the new juicing. Now this is something I can get behind!?

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This Creamy Asparagus, Leek and Potato Soup is comforting, delicious and a great source of fibre and green veggies. I know asparagus isn’t really in season right now and can be pricey depending on when/where you’re buying it, so if you would rather substitute another veggie with a similar texture and taste, I would highly recommend adding broccoli in its place. In fact, broccoli is a hearty vegetable that just so happens to be in season right now – I know because I just made a delicious broccoli bowl *high fives*? – and is a favourite in many cream of broccoli soups. I’d like to think of this soup as a spin on that one.

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Leeks are my newly discovered favourite winter seasonal vegetable. The dark green tops are a staple in stocks and are great for your gut health, and they have a sort of sweet, savoury taste that is delicate and like a milder version of a green onion. I recently made Leek Fritters for my seasonal cooking column on HuffPost Canada Living and am seriously wondering why I have not used this vegetable more!

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Are you going to give this Creamy Asparagus, Leek and Potato Soup a try? If you do be sure to tag me on Instagram and Twitter – I’d love to see what kind of “souping” you’re doing this time of year!?

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Creamy Asparagus, Leek and Potato Soup Yum
This Easy, Creamy Asparagus, Leek and Potato Soup is a twist on cream of broccoli soup, with unique flavours that are hearty and wholesome.
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Course Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
-8 bowls
Ingredients
Course Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
-8 bowls
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. In large pot, heat olive oil on med-high heat. Add onions and garlic, sautéing for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add asparagus, potato, leek, salt and pepper and cook for another 5 minutes.
  2. Add water and bouillon cubes, and bring mixture to a boil. Cover, lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes, cooking until vegetables are tender. Add spinach right at the end, stirring in the mixture.
  3. Wait until soup has cooled a bit and then blend mixture in a blender or food processor. Pour back into the pot and stir in cream or milk.
  4. Garnish with fresh herbs, pistachios, seeds, sour cream, etc. and enjoy right away!

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Celina @ My Cajun Trinity
    January 13, 2016 at 10:33

    This looks really healthy and delicious. I can’t wait to try it! I love a good soup. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 13, 2016 at 11:10

      Thanks Celina!! Let me know how you like it if you try it 🙂

  • Reply
    Michele
    January 13, 2016 at 12:03

    The color on this soup is outstanding…. usually when I make a green soup it is so dull looking. This looks so fresh and healthy/….. oh wait, it is!!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 13, 2016 at 12:38

      Thanks Michele!! I was surprised at the brilliant colour myself – I used ALOT of green veggies in here 😉

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    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    January 14, 2016 at 07:40

    My husband and I have been loving soups this winter! This looks like such a yummy one. I never think to buy leeks!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 14, 2016 at 16:40

      Thanks Liz, I absolutely devour soups in the winter, I make so many of them! You should really start buying leeks, they’re one of my staples and make a mean vegetarian stock.

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    heather @french press
    January 14, 2016 at 10:17

    I would SO rather be souping than juicing! and I’d happily eat this soup daily if I could

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 17, 2016 at 10:41

      Thanks Heather!! Totally agree 😉

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    Jessica - The Novice Chef
    January 14, 2016 at 11:34

    That color is just so vibrant! Love it!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 17, 2016 at 10:42

      Thanks Jessica!

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    Kathrina
    January 14, 2016 at 13:01

    Juicing is something I could never stick with, but souping? Yes, please! I like that idea and I like the way this soup looks. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 17, 2016 at 10:43

      Thanks Kathrina! Souping is definitely my New Years Resolution to continue this year haha

  • Reply
    Ann
    January 14, 2016 at 13:18

    This soup looks divine! I literally cannot wait to try it. I pinned it for later 🙂

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 17, 2016 at 10:44

      Thank you Ann 🙂 let me know how you like it!

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    Kylee @ Kylee Cooks
    January 14, 2016 at 17:05

    Absolutely gorgeous. That looks amazing.

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      Taylor Stinson
      January 17, 2016 at 10:45

      Thank you Kylee 🙂

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    Lisa
    January 14, 2016 at 20:07

    Fabulous soup – I love the color and everything about it. The pistachios are a really nice touch! Pinning it onto “irresistible soups and stews”

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      Taylor Stinson
      January 17, 2016 at 10:45

      Thanks Lisa, I really appreciate that!! I love adding nuts/seeds on top of soup, really makes the difference plating-wise!

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