Carrot and Leek Soup - one pot meal ready in 30 minutes. Super flavorful and healthy vegetable meal!
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Carrot and Leek Soup

Carrot and Leek Soup - one pot meal ready in 30 minutes. Super flavorful and healthy vegetable meal!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Kelly @ Trial and Eater

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups chopped leeks (about 4 leeks), trimmed
  • 4 cups chopped carrots (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 medium white onion (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt , or to taste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water (or more broth)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin , optional

Instructions

  • In a large stovepot, heat oil over medium heat for 1 minute.
  • Add chopped leeks, carrots and onion and salt. Stirring continuously, cook until carrots are slightly tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add broth and water, and mix.
  • Let simmer over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend together to reach desired consistency. Add more water or broth if desired.
  • Stir in cumin if using, and serve hot.

Notes

*The soup is pretty flavorful on its own, but I also added cumin to spice it up a bit. Other spices that go well with leeks are tarragon, thyme, and sage. To make it SPICY, add red pepper flakes!