The color of potato leek soup just doesn’t lend itself to a nice picture, so you’re going to have to use your imagination. But what this soup lacks in visual appeal, it makes up for with an intense leek flavor. It is reasonably low in calories, but with a total of 4 leeks in 6 cups of soup, there’s nothing wimpy about it.
The recipe from Skinnytaste starts out with a roux of flour and butter. I completely messed this up, but forged ahead anyway, and focused on the simpler ingredients: leeks, potatoes, vegetable broth, and milk. The end result was a thick soup that was perfect for the cold snap we got in New England. Leeks will be in season for a while I think, so you have some time to give this recipe a try.