Leek and Mushroom Soup

Earthy flavours of leeks and exotic mushrooms in this easy-to-make soup provide a delightful start to a meal at any time of year.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
Yields 6 servings
leek and mushroom soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 3 cups (750 mL) chopped leeks (white and light green parts)
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme
  • 4 cups (1 L) sliced mixed mushrooms (button, cremini, shiitake, oyster)
  • 3 cups (750 mL) chicken broth or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 35 % cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh chives

Preparation

In a pot, melt butter over medium heat; cook leeks and thyme, stirring, for about 5 min or until soft. Increase heat to medium-high; add mushrooms and cook, stirring, for about 8 min or until golden.

Add stock; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 min or until vegetables are soft. In blender or food processor, in batches, or with immersion blender, purée until smooth. Return to pot (if necessary).

Stir in milk and reheat over medium-low heat until steaming. Do not boil. Stir in vinegar; season to taste with salt and pepper.

Just before serving, in a bowl, whip the cream until thickened but not stiff. Stir in chives. Gently stir into soup.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 230 Calories
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Fat: 19 g
Fibre: 3 g
Sodium: 554 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 11 % / 116 mg
Niacin: 22 % / 5 mg
Vitamin A: 23 % / 229 mcg
Vitamin D: 18 % / 1 mcg
Riboflavin: 18 % / 0.3 mg