The most delicious leek & courgette soup

There are few soups I actually crave. This is one of them. The velvety creaminess of the courgettes, the sweet hint of onion from the leeks, the light chicken and vegetable broth with a hint of thyme, and the freshness of sour cream or creme fraiche… There is nothing about this combination that’s short of heavenly.  I’m not usually a fan of courgette (thats zucchini for those who call it that) and neither is my other half, but both of us love this soup… I think it has the potential to convert even the staunchest of cynics and have them stealing spoonfuls from each other’s bowls! (not that we did that…. Of course not. Ahem)

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Ingredients – serves 4-6
2 stock cubes, one chicken, one vegetable (or both vegetable for vegetarian /vegan)
1 small leek, sliced thinly
3-4 small courgettes (zucchini), sliced thinly, tops and ends discarded
Pinch garlic powder
1 tbsp dried (or fresh, chopped) thyme
4 tbsp creme fraiche, sour cream or mild/unflavoured soy yoghurt or 2tbsp coconut cream for vegan/paleo (important that the yoghurt doesn’t have much of a taste/ aftertaste so choose brands accordingly)

1. Put everything in a saucepan as shown. No need to pre-fry anything, that’s the beauty of using leeks instead of onion and thinly slicing everything
2. Add 1.5 litres of water approximately, or about 2 cups over what your two stock cubes recommend in total
3. Bring to the boil then simmer for 5 min or until veggies are soft (thin slices makes this faster)
4. Optional: blend soup in a jug blender or with the stick type (careful not to splash it everywhere like I did). Serve immediately 🙂
Enjoy!

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