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Chilled Sorrel, Potato, and Leek Soup


Serves 4 to 5

Yields 4 cups

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 111

This take on the classic French cream of sorrel soup is packed with bright, lemony flavor. A garnish of sliced sorrel leaves adds an extra dose of tartness.

  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 medium leek (white and light-green parts only), thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 small Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into small dice (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup lower-salt chicken broth
  • 4 oz. sorrel leaves, ribs removed; more for garnish
  • 1 Tbs. plain yogurt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Melt the butter in a 4-quart pot over medium-low heat. Add the leek and a pinch of salt and cook until tender but not brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the potatoes and then add 3 cups of water, the broth, and 1 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil, cover partially, reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes. Add the sorrel and cook until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.

Purée the soup in a blender until smooth. Pour the soup into a medium bowl, cover, and refrigerate until completely chilled, about 4 hours. Whisk the yogurt into the soup and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with thinly sliced or chopped sorrel leaves.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 100; Fat (g): fat g 3; Fat Calories (kcal): 25; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 1.5; Protein (g): protein g 3; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 16; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 250; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 5; Fiber (g): fiber g 2;

Photo: Scott Phillips; Food styling: Samantha Seneviratne


Easy to make and delicious!

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