Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Potato and lovage soup

Well its May and its unseasonably cold, after a morning in the garden I decided to make this quick and easy soup. I had noticed that one of my lovage plants was in lush fresh leafy growth so a recipe that would use this bounty was in order. Lovage is a herb which grows easily in my Lancashire garden and seems to enjoy having a moist position, its flavour is a yeasty celery , its seeds are used in southern european cuisine. The soup was whipped up very quickly.


  • Potatoes - peeled, chopped into small cubes
  • Onion, peeled finely chopped
  • Lovage leaves - go carefully its quite strong in flavour, finely shredded
  • Vegetable stock
  • Butter / Oil
  • Heat your oil / butter in large saucepan
  • Gently fry your onion for 2 minutes
  • Now add your chopped potatoes
  • Stir and allow to sweat for a few minutes
  • Add the shredded lovage leave and the vegetable stock to just cover
  • Bring to boil and simmer until the vegetables are cooked
  • Taste for seasoning , add if required and either serve as it is or partially blended if you like a thicker soup.
  • Garnish with a whole lovage leaf


Stella said...

Lovin' this recipe, as I am loving your blog, being a Lancashire Lass myself.Keep up the good work!

Camilla @FabFood4All said...

Sounds simple, nutritious and delicious:-)

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