Fennel Leek and Potato Soup
So a few of you on my Insta have asked for this recipe so as promised I would upload it onto here so you can all make this delicious soup! Obviously we are all feeling the pinch from Christmas so this was a really cheap and delicious way to use up everything I had the fridge and leftover from our NYE dinner. A bulb of fennel, a few potatoes, some garlic and one singular leek made this really tasty meal! Not only is this Vegan, it's Gluten Free too! It is so creamy without any dairy and I really do think this comes from the fennel in the soup. It adds this almost silky texture to the soup, making it just a bit more special from the classic Leeky P soup we all love.
This soup is great to make in bulk and freeze for another rainy day! This can easily feed 3 people but then again- I don't know how big your bowls are (ha!)
1 x Leek (sliced)
3 x Cloves of Garlic (chopped)
3 x Potatoes (chopped)
2 tbsp Bouillon or 1 Veg/Chicken stock cube (feel free to use home made stock-this is just all I had in at the time!) *check your stock too if you need it to be GF
1 x Bulb Fennel (chopped)
1 x Onion (chopped)
**(You don't need to chop all of this elegantly, they are all going to get blitzed afterwards!)
Fry off your onions, leeks and garlic with a little vegetable/oil of your choice in a pan.
Once you smell the garlic cooking, add the fennel and keep frying. Add some salt so everything softens and gets coated in the flavour.
If you are using Bouillon or a stock cube- Boil the kettle whilst you are frying the veg off. If not, get your Veg stock ready on the side.
Add your potatoes and give it all a mix.
Then top all your veg with hot water (just so that the veg is covered-you don't want your soup to too thin) or top with your home made stock. If you haven't got enough home made stock to cover the vegetables- top with water.
Crumble your stock cube into the soup base and stir it thoroughly.
Cook until the potatoes are soup (roughly 20 minutes on a high heat) and blitz in a food processor/blender/stick blender etc. Season with salt and pepper to taste!
Delicious with a nice bread roll on the side- especially to mop it all up! Enjoy