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Lactose
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Sodium
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"To feel safe and warm on a cold wet night, all you really need is soup." -Laurie Colwin

The refrigerator light goes on...

This soup was my wife's idea. It is sort of like a warm vichyssoise, but with white beans for thickening instead of potatoes. The beans offer a lot of filling and satisfying fiber and also help thicken the soup. The creamy and savory goat cheese really rounds out the flavor.


 

Creamy Leek Soup



Servings = 4 | Serving size = 2 1/2 cups soup

Cooking time = 60 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes very good leftovers.

2 tsp. olive oil (divided)
2 large leeks (thinly sliced crosswise)
2 15 ounce cans no salt added white beans (drained and rinsed)
4 cups no salt added vegetable stock
1/4 tsp. salt
2 ounces semi-soft goat cheese
1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

Creamy Leek Soup recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place 1 teaspoon of the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat.

Add the white part of the leeks and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the white beans, stock, and salt.

Reduce the heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Stir occasionally.

While the soup is simmering, place the remaining teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the green part of the leeks and cook for about 5 minutes. Toss frequently and cook until wilted. Remove to a bowl and set aside.

After the soup has simmered, remove from the heat and let the soup cool slightly.

Using a blender or a stick blender, puree until smooth.

Add the goat cheese and puree.

Serve the soup topped with the green parts of the leeks and fresh pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 2 cups

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 331 Calories from Fat 99
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 11g
    Saturated Fat 6g 27%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 285 mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 30%
    Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 27% Iron 35%
Vitamin K 28 mcg Potassium 835 mg
Magnesium 105 mg