Michele Romano's Heavenly scent recipe for potato leek soup is charged with extreme flavor, loaded with health benefits yet quick and easy to make. Sound good? It is!!
Of course, potato leek soup is at its amazing best when the leeks are fresh from the garden and the potatoes are new and in season. My husband and I leave our leeks in the garden throughout the winter. We just cover them with the appropriate amount of leaves to keep them from freezing. We did the same with carrots and beets. It is the middle of March right now. You should taste the crunchy sweet carrots my husband dug up for me yesterday! It's hard to believe how good they still are. I also had froze quite a few bags of leeks that I chopped up, put in ziploc bags and frooze last year. They still taste incredible! I use them is soups, stews and curry dishes.
This Heavenly scent recipe is bursting with flavor and creamy goodness. It takes mere minutes to make a pot, but also mere minutes to devour it! Lol.
Preperation and cook time: 60 min.
Optional-I added 1/4 cup of plain organic yogurt
Optional- pinch of fresh or dried rosemary
Health Benefits: Leeks Modern researchers have found leeks to be highly beneficial when it comes to reducing bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol levels in the body. Leeks also help keep high blood pressure down. Leeks are believed to fight cancer, especially prostate and colon cancer. They also contain kaempferol a substance which has been shown to reduce ovarian cancer in women. Leeks are also loaded with protective antioxidants!