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Leek and potato soup

Leek and potato soup

This classic soup recipe was put together by our partner, Chefs @ School, to get pupils thinking about food and how to save it from the bin. Would you try it with your wee ones?
By Chefs @ School
Serves 4
Prep/Cook time: 30-45 minutes
a creamy dish of thick leek and potato soup

Ingredients

1 medium potato (about 250g), peeled & diced
2 leeks (about 350g), trimmed, washed & finely sliced
1 medium onion, finely diced
1 reduced-salt vegetable stock cube
750ml water
1x 15ml spoon vegetable oil
150ml semi-skinned milk
Ground black pepper (optional)
A few chives for garnish (optional)
Feel free to substitute for other dried or fresh herbs you have already - dried mixed herbs works just as well

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Recipe

  1. Put the chives in a cup and snip into small pieces with your scissors. They will be used as a garnish.

  2. Peel and chop the potato into small pieces.

  3. Remove the green top and root end of the leeks, discard the outer layer and wash. Slice into 1cm pieces.

  4. Wash the leek slices and drain well in the colander.

  5. Peel and finely chop the onion using the claw technique.

  6. Pour 750ml boiling water into the measuring jug, crumble in the stock cube and stir with a wooden spoon to dissolve.

  7. Place the oil in the saucepan and add the onion.

  8. Remember to freeze any portions you don’t eat this time to save them from going in the bin. A great time saver for a simple meal another day when you may be busy.
     

    Defrost your frozen portions in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on 'defrost' directly before use.
Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
Fridge for 2 days, freezer 3 months
Where to store
Fridge or freezer
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

Perfect portions

Use our portion calculator for a quick and simple way to check how much food to serve with this meal.

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