28 December, 2023

Whip up a comforting bowl of leek and potato soup—easy, creamy, and oh-so-delicious! This recipe is the perfect marriage between sweetness and hearty nutrition. Just simmer, sip, and savour your new favourite comfort food!

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes 

If you can, use organic ingredients for this recipe. Although we are unsure whether eating organic food reduces breast cancer risk, organic food contains less pesticide residue. We know that certain pesticides are linked to breast cancer risk, so we recommend eating organic food whenever possible. Read more on pesticides here.


2 medium leeks

700g potatoes – around 3 potatoes

1 onion

3 garlic cloves

2 tbsp olive oil

1 litre vegetable stock

Salt and pepper


  • Prepare the ingredients:
  • Leeks: cut off the root ends and tough top dark green parts and discard (or save for vegetable stock). Slice from top to bottom lengthwise and rinse each half under cold water, pulling apart the layers to remove all grit and sand. Roughly chop.
  • Potatoes: clean, peel (or keep the skin on for extra fibre), and cut into cubes.
  • Onion: Peel and chop into cubes.
  • Garlic: Cut the tip of the garlic bulb off, remove the outer covering skin, and chop.
  • In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the leeks, onions and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for around 5 minutes, until soft.
  • Add the potatoes and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Take the pot off the heat, and using an immersion blender (stick blender), blend until smooth.
  • Add salt and pepper to your liking and serve with a slice of wholemeal bread (if you like).

Why this is good for you  

Leeks are non-starchy vegetables. A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can help reduce breast cancer risk, and non-starchy vegetables may also decrease the risk of oestrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer.

Enjoyed this easy leek and potato soup recipe and are craving more like this? Breast Cancer UK’s brand new recipe e-book is out now! Download (for free) ‘Organic Flavours’ today. What are you waiting for? Get cooking. 

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