Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fragrant Apple Carrot Leek Potato Soup

The temperature dropped to the 20s at night and we had snow flurries, so soup was what we wanted. This Apple Carrot Leek Potato Soup is fragrant and fabulous with a sweet delicate flavor, almost a dessert soup if there is such a thing. If I could have found my food processor I would have pureed the ingredients. I wonder if the carrots would make the puree a pale orange color? The soup looks nice this way and tastes just as good.

peel and chop 4 apples into small pieces (I used gala),
slice 8 carrots (I used young and long thin ones),
chop 3 medium potatoes into small pieces (I used gold potatoes),
quarter lengthwise and chop 4 leeks up to the greenest section.
chop fine one quarter red onion

saute onion in olive oil add the leeks stirring constantly till they are wilted.
pour in about 8 cups of water and add the rest of the vegetables.

add 2 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar,
2 tablespoons of brown sugar,
1 teaspoon of dried dill,
1 teaspoon of dry mustard,
1/2 teaspoon of dry tarragon
1/2 teaspoon of celery seed
salt and pepper to taste.

Cook over high heat till mixture comes to a boil, lower heat and simmer till vegetables are soft, about an hour or more. Serve with a hearty bread or crackers. You might think that's a lot of leeks but they seem to take on the flavor of the other ingredients in the soup. The starch in the potatoes makes the soup thicken just enough. This made enough soup for the two of us to eat it for several days. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. This sounds and looks delicious!

  2. Hi Suzi, thanks, a lot of chopping but worth it.

  3. That sounds great. What a great cook you are, Linda!

  4. Hi Gigi, thanks, I don't know why I decided to add the apples but it worked, try it I think you'll like it, it has a very different flavor with the little bit of sugar and the apples.

  5. Next cold snap I'm coming to your place. But wait...that won't be till next November! Hoping anyway!

  6. That sound great, I'll have to make some.

  7. Sounds yummy. I love apples in just about anything.

  8. It looks very tasty. This one I will try.


  9. Love homemade soups. This one sounds yummy, too. I actually have all the ingredients so I will give it a try. Thanks, Linda.

  10. Hi Barbara, thanks, oh don't wait till it gets cold come when you can, just a few more weeks and we should have our house presentable, hopefully. ha.

    Hi Lori, thanks, I like making soups because I don't have to cook every day. Ha.

    Hi Michele, thanks, I wasn't sure about the apples but it was a good choice.

    Hi Elna, thanks, oh it is a nice change from the usual soups I make.

    Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, it's very good when I can get the leeks in the store I try to use them.

    Hi Charlene, thanks, hope you like it.


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