Who’s ready for autumn? Leeks have a gentler flavor than their onion cousins, which makes them perfect for a deliciously creamy bowl of comfort food. Simply serve with your favorite crusty bread for a light and wholesome meal.


2 Leeks

4 cups chicken or vegetable broth

2 tablespoons butter

Salt + Pepper to taste


  1. Remove the root end of the leeks. Trim off the dark green tops and discard.


  1. Cut the remaining white and pale green part in half lengthwise; slice into thin pieces.

  1. Using a colander, thoroughly wash the sliced pieces under running water; drain well.

  1. Melt butter in a pot over low heat. Add leeks and gently simmer until very soft.


  1. Stir in chicken broth, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

  1. Use an immersion blender to combine everything to a smooth consistency. (If you use a regular blender, you may want to let the soup cool a little before blending.)


  1. Garnish with croutons (or dollop of sour cream) if you like. Enjoy!