Cooking Leeks In Soup
Cooking leeks in soup is super-easy! As mentioned in this edition of SIMPLE, leeks are like giant green onions. However, you do not have to worry about the soup having a strong onion taste. When cooking leeks in soup it provides a very mild onion flavor.
So, here is a simple recipe you can use when cooking leeks in soup. You can make the soup broth a few different ways. The tastier and healthier way will be to make your own chicken broth. But, the simple way is to used canned chicken broth. And lastly, you can use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. The broth can be made with the bones in the rotisserie chicken. However, this recipe will be made with a simple chicken broth and cubed chicken from a rotisserie chicken.
2 c. Cubed Cooked Chicken
2-3 Cans Chicken Broth
2 Sliced Leeks
1 Bag of Spinach
1 Diced Roma Tomato (Optional)
2 tsp. Garlic
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
Sea Salt (as needed)
- Add chopped leeks to a pot.
- Pour in enough chicken broth cover the leeks well.
- Add cubed chicken, garlic, black pepper, and salt. Add more chicken broth as needed to cover all the ingredients.
- Place over medium-high heat and bring to a gentle boil.
- Reduce heat and allow to simmer 5-10 minutes.
- Lastly, stir in a bag of fresh spinach.
- Cover with a lid and allow spinach to cook.
- Season to taste and enjoy while hot.
- When cooking leeks in soup, unlike a green onion, you will only use the white and light green part of the leeks. The dark green part is usually not used because it very tough and harder to tenderize.
- Remember that when cooking leeks in soup with fresh spinach, your leeks will need a little more time to cook before getting tender. Spinach will become soft and ready to eat quickly.
- Keep in mind that you may need to adjust the flavor of your soup depending on how seasoned or unseasoned your chicken may be. I used a cooked rotisserie chicken purchased from the grocery store. So, it was already highly seasoned. Simply add salt and garlic powder to add more flavor.
- I hope you enjoy cooking leeks in soup as much as I did.