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Friday, April 13, 2012

Leek, Asparagus & Herb Soup

Leek, Asparagus & Herb Soup
Makes About 6 Servings 

1 Tbsp coconut oil
2  medium leeks trimmed, washed and finely chopped
4 clove garlic, minced
1/2 pound new potatoes, scrubbed and diced
2 cups organic vegetable broth, sodium-free
1 1/2 cups fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2/3 cups snow peas, stemmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 Tbsp chopped fresh chives, divided
2 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
2 cups organic unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp sea salt to taste
Fresh pepper, to taste
1/3 cup organic plain Greek yogurt (optional)

1.)  Heat coconut oil in a large saucepan over Medium-Low heat.  Add leeks and cook, stirring often, until softened but not browned, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute until fragrant.

2.)  Add potatoes and broth.  Bring to a simmer over Medium-High heat.  Cover and reduce heat to Medium-Low.  Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender, 15 to 25 minutes.

3.)  Increase heat to Medium-High and stir in asparagus and peas.  Simmer, covered, stirring 2 or 3 times, until just tender, 6-8 minutes.  Remove from heat; stir in chives, parsley, and dill.  Transfer the soup to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. (this step is optional)

4.)  Return the soup to the pan.  Add almond milk and bring to just below a simmer, stirring, over Medium heat.  Stir in lemon juice, sea salt and pepper.  Ladle into soup bowls.  Garnish each serving with a dollop of Greek yogurt and sprinkling of the remaining fresh herbs.



Your recipe looks amazing. I love using coconut oil.
Thank you for sharing.

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