Leek, chickpea and lemon soup

Leek, chickpea, lemon soup

A sunshiney bowl of soup for winter

My home-made soup campaign continues, this one is particularly fragrant with leeks and lemon zest filling the kitchen with fresh aromas.

I made it for my marvellous in-laws who are staying for a few weeks to help me with the boys while Matthew is away for work. They deserve a medal, but soup will have to do!

The chickpeas are filling without being stodgy, and the lemon really gives it an upbeat vibe that banishes those winter doldrums.

Sam wasn’t too keen on eating it, purely because of how it looked, but Arlo was very happy to dunk his bread in the bowl repeatedly.

Leek, chickpea and lemon soup
serves 4

30g butter
pinch saffron
3 leeks, chopped
1 lemon, zest only
1 large carrot, grated
handful chopped flat-leaf parsely
1 litre vegetable stock
1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed.

1. Melt the butter with the saffron threads, then add the leeks and sweat until soft. Stir in the lemon zest, carrot and parsley and allow to cook for a minute or two, then add the stock and chickpeas.

2. Bring to the boil and then simmer gently for 15 mins.

About Katie Bryson

Katie Bryson is a freelance food writer and blogger. She left a career in online news at the BBC to immerse herself in the culinary world, taking in courses at Leiths School of Food and Wine and an internship at Waitrose along the way. Her family food blog www.feedingboys.co.uk is bursting with recipes and tips for feeding hungry families that’ll help inspire all those frazzled parents out there wondering what on earth to cook for tea!
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3 Responses to Leek, chickpea and lemon soup

  1. Nic says:

    This looks delicious – I will make this when winter come down under.

  2. Offmotorway says:

    It looks fabulous to me, sorry Sam didn’t think so!

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