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Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:329
Ready in:1 hour 10 minutes plus chilling time
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:1 hour
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:21st January 2013

This chilled leek and potato soup recipe is not really the standard one, but I think it tastes better!


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  1. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan.
  2. Add the leeks and the garlic and stew until they are soft.
  3. Add the potatoes and the stock.
  4. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat so that it simmers, partially covered, for 45 minutes.
  5. Purée, using a stick blender or food processor.
  6. Stir in the yogurt.
  7. Season to taste, but bear in mind that as the soup is chilled, you may need to add a little extra salt.
  8. Allow to cool and then chill in the refrigerator.
  9. Garnish with the chopped parsley.

Serving suggestions

Serve with salad as a refreshing light lunch. Add croûtons if you wish.


The more traditional way of making Vichyssoise is to omit the garlic, use chicken stock instead of vegetable stock. Also cream is used instead of yogurt and snipped chived instead of parsley.

Chef's notes

Try to get the leeks as dry as possible after washing, otherwise they may steam in the oil, rather than fry. If this happens, drain of the liquid and add some more oil. A hot version of the soup is Potage bonne femme.

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