Leek, courgette and sweet potato soup

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    35 min

    A quick and easy vegetable soup with courgette, leek, potato and sweet potato. You can vary the vegetables - add whatever you like, such as parsnips or peppers. The chilli flakes give the soup a little bit of heat!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 large potato, peeled and sliced
    • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes, or to taste
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 2 leeks, washed and sliced
    • 2 courgettes, diced
    • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
    • 1 chicken or vegetable stock cube
    • 500ml water, or as needed
    • 1 or 2 tablespoons single cream, for serving

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat butter and oil in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in onion and potato and cook for 5 minutes, until they have softened a little. Season with red chilli flakes, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    2. Add leeks, courgettes and sweet potato; pour in the water and add the stock cube.
    3. Bring to the boil, stir well and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, or until all the vegetables are soft.
    4. Puree the soup with an immersion blender. Ladle into bowls; add a swirl of single cream and some more freshly ground black pepper.

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