Green Potato Soup with Basil Cream


Yeah, I know, there is no such thing as a green potato. Well, I’m pretty sure anyways, you never know what kind of things genetic bioengineers are coming up with these days. For example, there’s the lemato (lemon-tomato), pluot (plum-kumquat), rabbage (radish and cabbage). Like what… (If you’re interested in learning more about these hybrids just type weird fruit hybrids in google ha ha ha). Anyways, back to the dish. So, this is called green potato soup because…well…it’s green, but it also has the consistency of a creamy, buttery, potato soup! There is potato in it, albeit a minimal amount, but you’ll be surprised at some of the other ingredients. Part of the vibrant green color comes from leeks! We had bought leeks a while ago, didn’t use them, and froze them! Tip: they freeze beautifully. You can just store them in the freezer and when you need them, take them out, and chop away! No need to defrost. The rest of the green color comes from zucchini, celery, and spinach! So, read on to see how these lovely ingredients create this lovely soup.

2 cups chopped leeks
1 medium russet potato
2 cups diced zucchini
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup spinach
2 cloves garlic
24 oz chicken broth
1/4 cup greek yogurt

Start by chopping up the leeks, potato, zucchini, and celery
Try to chop everything to the same size (about 1/2 inch by 1 inch) so that they all cook in the broth at the same time.
In a pot, add olive oil and saute garlic and leeks until fragrant
Add in potato, zucchini, and celery
Cook for about 3 minutes
Add in chicken broth
Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer
Simmer until all of the vegetables are soft
Once veggies are soft, add in the spinach
Cook until spinach wilts and cooks
Then bring out the handy dandy immersion blender!
Blend that thing, baby
Once smooth, take off the heat and add in that 1/4 cup of greek yogurt. This makes it ULTRA creamy and decadent

Now, for that basil cream:
1 cup greek yogurt
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp black pepper

Mix it all together and place a heap on your soup!

Of course, the soup is great without the basil cream. So, enjoy whichever way you please!!!!!
Yay for multiple exclamation points!!!


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