Leek and Potato Soup

A classic French soup everyone should have in their repertoire made with simple, humble ingredients. It can be eaten cold too. It's then known as Vichysoisse.


Serves 2

40g butter
4 leeks
2 floury potatoes
1 organic vegetable stock cube
1 bay leaf
1 small bunch chives
1 mini baguette
100g grated cheddar
4 tablespoons olive oil
150 ml milk
1,5 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
salt and pepper

Wash the leeks well under cold running water to remove any sand and then thinly slice them. Peel the potatoes and cut into 2 cm cubes. Dissolve the stock cube in 1 liter hot water and preheat the oven to 180° C.

Heat a pot over medium heat with the butter and 4 tablespoons olive oil. Add the sliced leek and potato to the pot and sweat for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock and bay leaf, bring to the boil and cook gently for 10-15 minutes.

Remove the bay leaf from the pot and blend the soup with a stick blender. Add the milk and season the soup with salt and pepper. Keep the soup warm over a low heat. Thinly slice the mini baguette in to diagonal slices. Spread the slices with the mustard, place on an oven tray and sprinkle with the cheddar. Place in the oven for 5 minutes.

Finely chop the chives. Spoon the soup into bowls, sprinkle with the chopped chives and serve with the cheddar toasts.


voor 2 personen

40g boter
4 preien
2 kruimige aardappels
1 biologisch groente bouillonblokje
1 laurierblad
1 bosje bieslook
1 pistoletje
100g geraspte cheddar
4 eetlepels olijfolie
150ml melk
1,5 eetlepels grove mosterd
zout en peper

Was de preien goed onder stromend koud water en snijd in dunne plakjes. Schil de aardappels en snijd in blokjes van 2 cm. Los het bouillonblokje op in 1 liter warm water en verwarm de oven voor op 180°C.

Verwarm een pan op medium-vuur met de boter en 4 eetlepels olijfolie. Voeg de gesneden prei en aardappel toe aan de pan en smoor 2 tot 3 minuten. Voeg de bouillon en laurier toe en kook zachtjes voor 10 tot 15 minuten.

Verwijder het laurierblad uit de pan en pureer de soep met een staafmixer. Voeg de melk toe en breng op smaak met zout en peper. Houd de soep warm op een laag vuurtje. Snijd het pistoletje in schuine dunne plakjes, bestrijk met de mosterd, zet ze op een bakplaat  bestrooid met de cheddar. Zet in de oven voor 5 minuten.

Snijd de bieslook fijn, lepel de soep in een kom, bestrooi met de bieslook en serveer de toastjes.

Bean and Pumpkin Stew

Serves 2

1 tin white beans
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 sprigs thyme
1 leek
1 butternut squash (1 kg)
10g sage
50 g grated Parmesan
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper


Finely chop the onion, garlic and leek. Peel the pumpkin, remove the seeds and cut into 3 cm cubes.

Heat a pot over medium heat with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add the onion and pumpkin and fry gently for 5-10 minutes. Add the garlic, leek, thyme and sage leaves and fry for a further 3 minutes.

Add the beans with their liquid, salt and pepper to the pot and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer gently until the pumpkin is tender, about 10-15 minutes.

Season again with salt and pepper, if necessary. Divide the stew between 2 plates and sprinkle with the grated Parmesan.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours

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