How is your summer? In Tokyo these days summer looks like the rainy season... and it's even not too hot! Which is perfect for this first week back to work, except that I was expecting having dinner on the terrace (maybe for the last season since we might move to a new place without a terrace) with our guests but rain didn't stop for the last week more than just a few minutes. Anyway, this doesn't affect much my cooking! And after eating out in so many cafes I really enjoyed having a little soup to start with and a cold one for the summer. So for our guests last night (one allergic to lactose) I prepared a potato-leek soup. You know this all-time classic that is so warming in winter... but in a cold version. The only problem with cold soup os that you need to prepare them at least 6h before eating so that they really are really cold when eating.
Vegan cold leek-potato soup: (4 servings)
- 1 leek
- 2-5 potatoes depending on the size
- olive oil, salt, pepper
Wash and chop the leek. In a pan, heat some olive oil and add the leek. Peel the potatoes and cut them. Add to the pan and cook at medium heat until slightly golden, stir every once in a while. Cover with 1L of water and cook until the potatoes are really soft. Blend to obtain a creamy soup (add first the vegetables and then the water little by little in the blender to be sure to have the right consistency. It must slightly more liquid than desired since the cooling will densify the mixture). Add olive oil, salt, pepper. Cool in the fridge for a few hours. Stir the mix before serving to make it homogeneous. Enjoy!