Vegetarian Recipe: DJ Olsen’s Potato Leek Soup

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Every week on the Good Food blog, we celebrate Meatless Monday by sharing a vegetarian recipe from our archives.

DJ Olsen, the chef at Lou Wine Bar in Hollywood, first shared this recipe with us on February 16, 2008.  Keep reading for the full recipe…

DJ Olsen’s Potato and Leek Soup

1 lb potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 lb trimmed leeks, use whites only, sliced into half moons

squeeze of lemon

Salt and pepper to taste

High-quality olive oil for garnish

3 Tablespoons butter
Saute leeks in melted butter until softened.

Add potatoes and about 3 inches of water. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour, until potatoes and leek are soft.

Puree soup in a blender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add squeeze of fresh lemon and drizzle olive to serve.