Leek, Courgette and Parsley Soup

We’ve been swamped with leeks in our weekly veg box. I would have just made a bowl of my frankly awesome vichyssoise, but in writing a food blog your mind is always needing to come up with new foodie ideas, so here instead is another bowl of green deliciousness. The lemon zest may sound slightly unusual, but it packs a mighty punch and adds real interest to the soup.

Leek, Courgette and Parsley Soup (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

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serves 4

  • 3 leeks, washed and chopped
  • 2 courgettes, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • lemon zest, of 1/2 a lemon
  • Large handful of parsley
  • 600 ml vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper

– Sauté the leeks and courgettes in olive oil until starting to turn golden
– Add a clove of garlic and continue to cook until fragrant
– Pour in the stock
– Add the lemon zest and simmer for 15-20 minutes ( add the parsley after 10 minutes) until all the vegetables are cooked through.
– Blitz in a liquidizer
– Taste and adjust the seasoning, perhaps adding a splash of lemon juice for a bit of zing
– Serve garnished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some parsley.

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lucylox

Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

4 thoughts on “Leek, Courgette and Parsley Soup

  1. mmm I love making new soups for lunch, this sounds fab. I’ve pinned it to my Pinterest for next time I’m meal planning. I love a good veggie soup, you must share you vichyssoise soon too!

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