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Carrot, Potato & Leek CSA Soup Recipe: Friday Quickie
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Carrot, Potato & Leek CSA Soup Recipe: Friday Quickie

Leek Potato & Carrot Soup - Local & CSAWho doesn’t love fresh, local veggies in the winter? This carrot, potato & leek soup used the majority of our winter CSA share. Local? Check. Organic? Check. Delicious? Check!

I’m sharing this easy dish for our Friday Quickie.

Two of my girlfriends and I are splitting a biweekly Winter CSA share from Crawford Organics. Part of the negotiations concluded that we’d cook together in order to conquer the endless veggies thrown at us.

This past week’s CSA share included: cabbage, carrots, parsley, potatoes, leeks, & scallions. We split the kale, lettuce & spinach for salads earlier in the week to avoid wilted veggies by the time cook-day came. (I’m very partial to Greek & Mediterranean salads with tomatoes, olives, capers, feta & balsamic. Yum!)

crawford organics winter CSA share
Part of our CSA share… minus the wine. We highly recommend cooking with wine though.

Angela & I used the cabbage to make my favorite Cabbage & Apple Detox salad, a clean must-try.

cabbage salad

The majority of the remaining veggies were destined for a soup. Luckily this came in super-handy for me, as a sinus infection has been beating me up since Wednesday of this week. On top of antibiotics & other prescriptions, I’m hoping my fresh fruit, soup & coconut water spree will leave me victorious.

Whether you may be feeling down or just cold, want to try our soup? Here’s Angela and my secret:

Carrot, Potato & Leek CSA Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 7 carrots (approximately 5 1/2 large)
  • 8 potatoes
  • 1.5 leeks
  • 3 tbsp scallions
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pepper & sale to taste
  • Parsley – to taste
  • 2 t. – dried oregano
  • Pinch – dried red pepper
  • Veggie broth OR 3 bouillon cubes (with 6 cups of water)

Method:

  1. Cut the leeks lengthwise to wash. Slice in 1/4-1/2 inch slices.
  2. Peel & chop the carrots and potatoes.
  3. Wash & chop the scallions.
  4. Add olive oil to large pot. Saute leeks & scallions for about 10 minutes on low-medium heat, being careful not to brown. Add in salt & pepper.
  5. Add 6 cups of veggie broth (we used the veggie bouillon cubes & water method) to the pot.
  6. Add carrots, potatoes & spices: approx 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, oregano & red pepper.
leek, potato & carrot soup in progress
Soup in progress, before it comes together.

7.  Bring soup to boil. Cover and place on low heat for an additional 7-10 minutes, so the veggies are ‘al dente’ – soft but firm.

8.  Enjoy!

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Julie Hancher
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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