Yukon Gold potato-leek soup with parsley pesto crostini

October 21, 2013

Yukon Gold potato-leek soup with parsley pesto crostini

Potatoes and leeks: a classic combination that’s impossible not to love! It also makes for one of the most universally loved soups.

The classic potato-leek soup, though, has a mind-boggling amount of heavy cream in it. So in this version, I omit the heavy cream altogether and replace it with a dollop of crème fraîche. The soup turns out much lighter in both calories and texture, while the delicate flavor of the Yukon Gold potatoes is allowed to shine. But that’s not all… I also love to dress it up with parsley pesto crostini and a drizzle of white truffle oil.

This luscious soup is always a hit at my dinner parties, and for good reason: it smells heavenly, looks gorgeous and tastes even better!

Parsley pesto crostini

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Yukon Gold potato-leek soup with parsley pesto crostini

Here’s another stunning soup for dinner parties: Cauliflower soup with roasted cauliflower, pan-roasted cumin and chive-infused oil

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) October 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm

This soup sounds like the most delectable comfort food!


lisa October 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm

The bright parsley pesto looks great against the pale, pureed soup. Delicious!


Deb October 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm

The color of the Yukon Gold Leek Soup is just stunning! The addition of the crostini and pesto makes for an irresistible fall dinner!


angela@spinachtiger October 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

You used the word luscious for this soup and I agree wholeheartedly. It looks amazing, as is the crostini.


Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Divine soup! Looks so hearty and comforting. Love the parsley pesto :)


Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking November 3, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Viviane this soup looks marvelous! Love the crostini with parsley pesto. Enjoy your week ahead!


Viviane November 5, 2013 at 9:16 am

Thank you so much, Sandra! Enjoy your week too, my dear… May it be a delicious one!


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