Leek and potato soup with bacon

Leek and potato soup with bacon
July 1, 2017 Sophie Wishart

An easy, healthy lunch with more than its fair share of prenatal vitamins! Our leek soup is full of calcium and Vitamin B as which can help with pregnancy nausea!

A good old-fashioned favourite, a warming winter lunch perfect for your healthy pregnancy diet! Leeks are a good source of non-dairy calcium and contain generous amounts of Vitamin B6 which is reputed to help alleviate morning sickness and their mild, sweet flavour makes them especially appealing if you’re suffering from pregnancy nausea.

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
I small onion, chopped
25-50g (1-2 oz) bacon chopped
2 medium or one large leek, chopped
2 medium potatoes, diced
2 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
1 cup of milk
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion, bacon and leeks and cook until the onion is translucent and the bacon is cooked but not browned. Add the potatoes and cook for a few minutes longer
  • Pour in the stock, bring to the boil and simmer until the potatoes are beginning to collapse to thicken the soup. Add the milk and salt and pepper to taste and simmer until hot all the way through
  • This soup is nicer left chunky but mash slightly to achieve your preferred consistency
  • To serve, pour the soup into a bowl and garnish with the parsley and maybe a swirl of crème fraiche.

For a vegetarian option simply leave out the bacon and use vegetable stock instead of chicken.

Thanks!

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