Garlic and Sweet Potato Soup

Category: Soups & Salads


1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 medium leeks, trimmed and coarsely chopped
1 large head garlic, cloves separated and peeled
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
8 to 10 cups chicken stock or water
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives


In a large heavy pot heat 3 tablespoons oil and saute the leeks until tender,about 5 to 8 minutes. Reserve 3 large cloves of the garlic. Add the remaining garlic and sweet potatoes to the pot and stir to combine. Add enough chicken stock or water to barely cover the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the sweet potatoes are very tender about 20 to 30 minutes.

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