Zone Diet Recipe ~ Leek, Potato and Rocket Soup Recipe
(Serve for 4)
4 tbsp butter
3 leeks, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 potatoes, diced
900 ml light chicken stock
2 large handfuls rocket (arugula), coarsely chopped
150 ml double (heavy) cream
1 garlic bread, cut into 1 cm cube, fry or bake in a roasting pan until golden and crunchy
Melt the butter in a large pan over low heat.
Add leeks, onion and potatoes. Stir well.
Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid and cook for about 15 minutes until the vegetables are just beginning to soften but do not let them color.
Pour in chicken stock; bring to boil and cover again with lid.
Simmer further 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
Press the soup through a strainer or food mill and return to the rinsed-out pan. Do not use a blender because it will give the soup a gluey texture.
Add chopped rocket, stir in and cook gently about 5 minutes.
Stir in cream, season to taste with salt and pepper. Reheat gently but do not boil. Ladle the soup into warmed soup bowls, sprinkle a few garlic bread into each one and ready to serve.