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Try this delicious, warming, winter soup recipe. We've been loving the homemade soups prepared by Padraic every day during our internship at Fresh Eire Adventures. There's nothing better than a hot soup in the middle of a winters day. Leek & Potato soup is a staple on Irish menus so you're bound to see it on any one of your Ireland bike trips with Fresh Eire Adventures.


Ingredients : (for 4)

♣  5 medium potatoes                                                  plat terminé
♣  1 Red Onion   
♣  Half bulb of garlic
♣  1 large leek
♣  4 celery stalks
♣  200g Butter
♣  Large bunch of parsley
♣  1L of water



Recipe :

- To begin, wash and slice the leeks, garlic, onions and celery. Make sure all your ingredients are perfectly clean.

- Wash and peel potatoes, cut into pieces. Then, par-boil your potatoes for 20 minutes.

- Put the potatoes into another container, let them rest. Wash your pan, you will need it for the vegetables.

- Into the pan, melt butter and when the butter starts to bubble add the leeks, onions, garlic and celery and begin to sweat them.

- Add your remaining ingredients into the pan, simmer for 5 minutes and then add water to ensure a smooth blend.

- Mix them all, cover and continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Using a hand blender mix all ingredients into a smooth velvety texture.

- Let stand and, just before serving, add chopped parsley.

- Serve, and perhaps consider a light drizzle of Truffle-infused olive oil for a final touch.

- Enjoy!



I really appreciate discovering a vegetarian cuisine during this work experience. Usually, I don’t eat too much soup, but here with Padraic’s help I was truly surprised savouring this leek and potato soup in particular. We hope you will enjoy it.