Purple Potato and Leek Soup

Had some Violetta potatoes  in my fridge this week, I remembered a conversation with a friend to create a blue soup, so I experimented with these lovely looking purple potatoes and come up with a very basic soup. The Violette is a specialist variety of potato with a distinctive Blue skin and has Blue flesh inside the potato as well. Its very similar to Salad Blue 1900 ptotato.

As potatoes go they have a delicate sweet flavour, with a slightly floury flesh and they work very well in savoury dishes. They can be used in a mixed mash for a different look. The soup itself come out less colourful than purple, mainly die to the other ingredients, however its is still a delicious and comforting soup. This soup will be coming to work with us tomorrow.

Serves: 4

Approximate Calories: 1006 (251 calories per serving) 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of rapeseed oil (olive oil will do)
  • 4 medium leeks chopped
  • 6 violetta purple potatoes chopped
  • 2 medium red onions chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 vegetable stockpots
  • Add hot water to (level 2 in the soupmaker the lower one)

Method

  • Put all ingredients in the soup maker and set to smooth
  • Alternatively put all of the ingredients into the pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minute’s or so, then blend when done until smooth.
  • For a thinner soup add more water or use level 2 in the soupmaker the higher one, for a thicker soup add less water.

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