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Leek, Cabbage and Potato Spring Soup

A delicious soup that highlights gorgeous spring seasonal veg

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • Small white onion, chopped
  • A couple of leeks, white and light green parts only, chopped
  • Bunch of wild garlic roughly chopped or  2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1⁄2 head cabbage, chopped
  • 2 -3medium potatoes, chopped
  • 1ltr Vegetable stock
  • Bunch of fresh coriander, you can use parsley if you prefer.
  • Bunch of fresh thyme
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. In a large pot, melt the butter on low heat.
  2. Add in your chopped onion and simmer until they start to turn translucent.
  3. Add in your leeks and garlic, stir, and cover.
  4. Simmer for 5-8 minutes or until the leeks are softened.
  5. Add the cabbage, stir, and let simmer covered another 5-8 minutes until soft.
  6. Tie your bay leaf and thyme together
  7. Add your potatoes, broth, thyme, and bay leaf. 
  8. Add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  9. Bring to a boil.
  10. Turn the heat down and simmer covered until potatoes are cooked (15-20 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes).
  11. Add coriander/parsley 
  12. Taste and season with salt and pepper

Nutritional Value of Leeks

  • Health Benefits
  • Naturally fat-free
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • A high protein food as 29% of its calories come from protein
  • High in vitamin B6, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
  • A source of folate
  • A source of vitamin C

Health Benefits of cabbage

  • A source of vitamin B1 (thiamine) which contributes to normal function of the heart.
  • A source of  folate which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
  • High in vitamin C
  • High in protein as 36% of its calories comes from protein
  • Naturally low in fat
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre

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