Leek & broccoli soup with cheesy scones

Support good gut health and digestion with brassica vegetables, like broccoli. Serve a bowl of broccoli goodness with cheesy scones using this recipe

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 411
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 54g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 10g
  • protein 20g
  • salt 0.8g

Ingredients

  • 375g leeks, thinly sliced
  • 400g potatoes, peeled and cut into medium chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 340g broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 250ml milk
  • 165g plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 20g parmesan or vegetarian alternative, finely grated
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 100ml milk
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 65g soft goat's cheese
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced, to serve
MPU 2

Method

  1. Tip the leeks, potatoes and garlic into a large pan with the bouillon. Pour over 800ml boiling water, stir well, cover and simmer for 15 mins.

  2. Add the broccoli to the pan, then cover and cook for 5 mins more until just tender. Blitz with a hand blender until smooth, then pour in the milk and blitz again. Add a little stock if the soup looks too thick.

  3. To make the scones, heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and line a baking tray with baking parchment. Put the flour and baking powder in a bowl with the all but 1 tbsp of the parmesan and all the mustard powder. Gradually add the milk and oil, stirring with a cutlery knife until the mixture comes together. Shape into a log, about 16cm long and 6cm wide, and press the remaining parmesan on top. Cut in half along the length, then halve each of those pieces again to create four wedge-like scones. Arrange the scones on the tray and bake for 10-12 mins until golden.

  4. If you're following the Healthy Diet Plan, reserve two of the scones for another day. Will keep covered for up to three days. Halve the remaining two and top with half the goat’s cheese and half the tomato. Ladle half the soup into two bowls and serve with the scones. The remaining soup will keep chilled for up to three days.

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