Whenever I am sick or recovering from an allergy attack, I have difficulty eating as I commonly experience severe stomach aches. Even though I don’t feel like eating, I know it is important to supply my body nutrients to aid with the recovery process. One vegetable I have tried to consistently include in my diet are leeks. Leeks provide a vast amount of nutritional benefits, and can also be tasty in the right dishes.
Leek health benefits:
- Contains a high concentration of antioxidants that aid in protecting blood vessels against oxidative damage.
- Contain a significant amount of vitamin A and E which is important in maintaining your immune system.
- Vitamin A works by reducing inflammation and strengthening the body, which helps you fight off infections
- Vitamin E helps reduce the spreading of pro-inflammatory molecules, such as cytokines.
- Has natural diuretic properties, which promotes the expulsion of water and extra sodium in your body. This is important when detoxing, kidney health, and lowering blood pressure.
These are just a few of the many benefits that leeks provide. They work great when added to soup, and this has become one of my favorite meals when feeling sick.
- 2 large leeks
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp. GFCF margarine (I prefer earth balance spread)
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup GFCF ‘cream’ from dry GFCF milk
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Chopped chives (optional)
- Trim the root end of the leeks, then cut off and discard approximately half of the green stems.
- Slit the leeks several times lengthwise from the stem and rinse well under cold water. (Some leeks can be pretty sandy)
- Chop the leeks, then saute with onion in the margarine. For around three minutes while stirring.
- Add the potatoes and chicken stock and bring to a boil.
- Lower heat and simmer for about fifteen minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
- Add the ‘cream’ and increase heat to bring the liquid just to a boil.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot, garnish with chives if desired.
GFCF, EF, SF DF
- GFCF – gluten free casein free
- SF – soy free
- DF – dairy free
- EF – egg free
Just made the Leek and Potato Soup for my family and it was a hit w the fam!
I was having a hard time finding the right leeks in the supermarket, but luckily someone in the community mentioned this website, LeeksAndPotatoes.com
This soup is a must-have in my kitchen!
You’ll feel invigorated after having a bowl!
My favorite dish!
It goes down really easy, and leaves me feeling satisfied after. I’ve been using this recipe for years now and it never disappoints.
My mother would always make Leek and Potato Soup when I was sick as a child. It was the best comfort food that she could make and it always made me feel better.
Leek and Potato Soup is the best recipe for winter!
I recommend it to everyone because it has so many health benefits.
I’m not much of a cook but this recipe is so easy to make and it tastes so good!
In my opinion, Leek and Potato Soup is the best soup in the world.
I was hesitant at first, but it turned out incredible. The leeks are the perfect amount of oniony and the potatoes are tender. The ‘cream’ goes perfectly with the dish and I can’t believe how much flavor it packs for being such a low-calorie option
Would recommend this recipe to anyone who is looking for a sophisticated dish with minimal ingredients.
Try it, its really fab