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Leek and Artichoke Soup

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Category: Vegetables, Vegetarian, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lg Artichoke =OR= 2 medium
  • --Artichokes
  • 1 c Water; acidulated with the
  • -juice of
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tb Virgin olive oil
  • 1 lg Leek; white part only -=OR
  • 2 md Leeks; white part only,
  • -washed and sliced
  • 1 sm New potato; quartered and
  • -thinly sliced
  • 6 Leaves butter lettuce;
  • -sliced into 1/4" str
  • A handful of; Sorrel leaves,
  • -slice
  • 1 tb Chopped parsley
  • 2 Mint leaves; chopped
  • Salt
  • 5 1/2 c Water
  • 1 lb Fresh peas; shucked =OR= 1
  • -cup Frozen peas


Freshly ground pepper
Chopped chervil =OR= Chopped
Extra-virgin olive oil
Parmigiano-Reggiano; freshly

TRIM THE ARTICHOKES. Break off the tough outer leaves and slice off the top
2/3 of the remaining inner leaves. Trim the outsides, cut the artichokes in
quarters and remove the chokes. Dice the trimmed hearts into small pieces.
Put them in the acidulated water as you work. Keep the garlic cloves whole.
Warm the olive oil and add the leeks, drained artichokes, garlic, potato,
lettuce or sorrel, parsley and mint. Season with the salt, add 1/2 cup
water and stew gently until the vegetables are wilted, about 5 minutes. Add
the peas and the rest of the water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat
and simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes or until the artichokes are
cooked. Taste for salt. Puree the soup or leave it as is and serve with the
freshly ground pepper, add a few good pinches of chervil or parsley, a
spoonful of olive oil drizzled into each soup plate and a dusting of

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