Fig, Leek & Potato Soup
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Incredible potatoes and leeks mixed with a whole host of herbs make this a really flavourful soup.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A 50g bag of dried figs
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • A handful of thyme
From your kitchen
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 750ml boiling water
You'll need
  • Medium pan with a lid
  • Heatproof jug
  • Blender or hand-held blender
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Prepare your veg: trim the very ends off the leeks and halve them. Rinse all the grit out and finely chop them. Peel and finely chop the potato. Warm a large pan for a min. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, the leeks and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cover. Sweat over a low heat for 10 mins to soften them.

  • 2.

    Dissolve the stock cube in 750ml boiling water (or heat up 750ml homemade stock). Peel and crush the garlic. Finely slice the dried figs

  • 3.

    Stir the garlic and half the figs into the pan. Add 1 tsp mixed spice and the thyme sprigs, keeping a sprig back for garnishing. Pour in the vegetable stock. Cover, bring to the boil and then turn the heat down. Simmer for 15 mins till the veg are very soft. Fish out the thyme sprigs.

  • 4.

    Ladle the soup into a blender and blitz till smooth, or use a hand-held blender. Add more water if it's a little too thick. Taste and adjust the seasoning if you think it needs more salt and pepper. Ladle into warm bowls. Top with the sliced figs and thyme leaves to serve.