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Trish Deseines Leek Apple Potato Soup With Spinach And Basil Pesto

Trish Deseine’s Leek, Apple & Potato Soup with Spinach and Basil Pesto

Trish Deseine’s Leek, Apple & Potato Soup with Spinach and Basil Pesto

"Warming, hearty and healthy, top with a little Velvet Cloud yoghurt under the pesto for even more smoothness."

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Ingredients

  • 2 leeks, washed and chopped

  • 3 apples, cored and chopped

  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 small onion or shallot, peeled and finely diced Knob of butter

  • 1 bayleaf

  • 1 litre water or Carol’s Vegetable or Chicken Stock

  • Course

    Course

  • Serves

    Serves4

  • Time

    Time25 mins

  • Difficulty

    DifficultyIntermediate

Method

1. Heat the butter in a large pan.

2. Sweat the leeks, onion or shallot for a few minutes until soft, without colouring them. 

3. Add the potatoes, the bayleaf, stir through then pour in the water or vegetable or chicken stock. Bring to a simmer, cover, and leave to cook for 15 minutes or so.

4. Add the apples and cook for a further 5 minutes until everything is soft.

5. Blitz to smooth, season and serve with the pesto and/or some yoghurt to garnish.

Method

1. Heat the butter in a large pan.

2. Sweat the leeks, onion or shallot for a few minutes until soft, without colouring them. 

3. Add the potatoes, the bayleaf, stir through then pour in the water or vegetable or chicken stock. Bring to a simmer, cover, and leave to cook for 15 minutes or so.

4. Add the apples and cook for a further 5 minutes until everything is soft.

5. Blitz to smooth, season and serve with the pesto and/or some yoghurt to garnish.

Used in this Recipe

  • Carol’s Stock Market Vegetable Stock 500ml

    Carol’s Stock Market Vegetable Stock 500ml

    €4.50

  • Velvet Cloud Irish Sheep’s Milk Yogurt Natural 450g

    Velvet Cloud Irish Sheep’s Milk Yogurt Natural 450g

    €4.70

  • The ‘100% Irish Growers’ Box

    The ‘100% Irish Growers’ Box

    €20.00

  • Tinnock Farm Produce Homemade Butter 227g

    Tinnock Farm Produce Homemade Butter 227g

    €2.95

  • Barefoot Farm Mixed Salad Leaves 100g

    Barefoot Farm Mixed Salad Leaves 100g

    €2.85

  • Carol’s Stock Market Free Range Chicken Stock 500ml

    Carol’s Stock Market Free Range Chicken Stock 500ml

    €4.50

  • Pure Food Company Spinach & Basil Pesto 180g

    Pure Food Company Spinach & Basil Pesto 180g

    €4.95

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