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Creamy Leek and Potato Soup

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
leeks (white part only)
1
lb potatoes
1
small onion
Olive oil
6
cups water
1
bouillon cube
Ground black pepper, to taste
Fresh parsley, for garnish

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

For a thinner soup, add more water.

Cream of leek soup or “poro”, as we call leeks in Peru, is one of my mother’s favorite soups. I remember just how rico it was to sip this hot creamy soup during the cold, grey days of winter in Lima. I know that some people choose to serve this soup cold, but I prefer to serve it hot. During this past weekend, I wanted to surprise my mother by preparing this soup that she cooked so often for me. Here I’ll share with you this easy and deliciosa recipe for “crema de poro.” I hope you enjoy it, buen provecho.

Directions

  • 1 In a saucepan with a bit of oil, sauté the onion and the leeks.
  • 2 Separately, peel and dice the potatoes before boiling in water. Add one bouillon cube of your choice to the water–I like to use vegetable flavor.
  • 3 Next, place the onion, leeks, some ground pepper and a sprig of parsley in the pot with the potatoes.
  • 4 When the potatoes are tender, blend everything using a hand mixer. Serve immediately, garnished with a few parsley leaves or a little diced green onion.

Cream of leek soup or “poro”, as we call leeks in Peru, is one of my mother’s favorite soups. I remember just how rico it was to sip this hot creamy soup during the cold, grey days of winter in Lima. I know that some people choose to serve this soup cold, but I prefer to serve it hot. During this past weekend, I wanted to surprise my mother by preparing this soup that she cooked so often for me. Here I’ll share with you this easy and deliciosa recipe for “crema de poro.” I hope you enjoy it, buen provecho.

Rate and Comment

Carla Gutierrez Carla Gutierrez
September 23, 2015

Cream of leek soup or “poro”, as we call leeks in Peru, is one of my mother’s favorite soups. I remember just how rico it was to sip this hot creamy soup during the cold, grey days of winter in Lima. I know that some people choose to serve this soup cold, but I prefer to serve it hot. During this past weekend, I wanted to surprise my mother by preparing this soup that she cooked so often for me. Here I’ll share with you this easy and deliciosa recipe for “crema de poro.” I hope you enjoy it, buen provecho.