Rustic leek-and-potato soup

Rustic leek-and-potato soup

You must be logged in to favorite a recipe.Login

Thanks for your rating!

You must be logged in to rate a recipe. Login

  • 6
  • Easy
  • Fat conscious Heart friendly
  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • Signal Hill Grenache 2005
  • Buy Ingredients Here


  • 500 g leeks, well washed and chopped
  • 2 - 3 T butter
  • flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 500 g potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cups vegetable stock or water
  • ¼ – ½ cup cream
  • For the croutons:
  • good quality bread
  • olive oil, to moisten

Cooking Instructions

Gently cook the leeks in the heated butter with a good pinch of salt until limp.

Add the potato and stir for a few minutes.

Pour in the stock or water. Add a little seasoning.

Simmer, half covered, for about half an hour or until the vegetables are very soft.

Blend (a stick blender is easiest).

Add the cream and check seasoning. Reheat if necessary. Sprinkle with chives.

Serve with home-made chunky croutons.

To make the croutons: Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Moisten torn bits of good quality bread with a little oil and arrange in a single layer on a baking tray. Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden and crusty.

Phillippa Cheifitz Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz
View all recipes

Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

Social Media

Related Recipes


  • default
    June 26, 2019

    Hi There, I made this recipe last night. I added finely chopped spinach, with pepper, it was so yummy. This recipe is also so easy and simply even after a long day at the office.

  • Kelly Cloete
    April 7, 2015

    Just made this soup for dinner – super easy, delicious and a hit with my four year old! (I had some leftover butternut which I threw in too).

  • default
    April 1, 2015

    That’s the spirit! Let us know how it turns out :)

  • Elaine Clarke
    April 1, 2015

    I will definitely be making this soup

  • Marijcke Nuijten
    March 31, 2015

    I am going to make this soup asap…