If TikTok trends are anything to go by, then soup season is well and truly here.
Soup season is bringing the cosiest of vibes as well as the perfect excuse to start trying to make your own soup, even if you’re a total beginner.
Everyone knows that there’s nothing better on a cool autumn afternoon that a warm bowl of homemade soup. Packed full nutritious veg and cosy herbs, it soothes the soul.
Why it has blown up so much on TikTok is a bigger question.
It’s likely a combination for the autumn aesthetics connected to soup intersecting with health/wellness and the ever popular ‘FoodTok’ to create the cosiest trend of the year.
One of the best things about this season is seeing how many people have been getting involved online sharing different types of soups and stews.
Now if my TikTok feed is anything to go by, then it seems like a lot of people aren’t quite sure where to begin in the art of soup making.
But that’s one of the best things about soup: its simplicity.
It doesn’t take much to whip up a great hearty soup – in fact, it tends to be as simple as throwing together some veg in a pot with some stock and simmering, then boom! You’ve got yourself half a dozen portions of healthy and delicious soup that will give any TikTok chef a run for their money.
If you fancy giving the art of soup making a chance then I would suggest this super simple potato and leek soup that is almost scarily easy to make.
All you will need is a large stew pot and some sort of blender.
Simple Potato & Leek Soup
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 60 minutes
Skill level: ★☆☆☆☆
- 50g butter
- 450g peeled potatoes (I used Maris Piper)
- 1 small onion
- 450g leeks (Not the dark green bit!)
- 1 litre of vegetable stock (That’s usually about two cubes worth)
- 100ml double cream
- 125ml whole milk
- Dash of double cream
- Handful of chives
Step one: Cut your potatoes into bite sized chunks, cut up your onion and slice up your leek.
Step two: Melt the butter in your pot on a medium heat then throw your veg into the pot, season generously with salt and pepper then toss. Put the lid on the pot and heat gently for 10 minutes.
Step three: Add your stock and bring to the boil before simmering for five minutes until the vegetables are just cooked.
Step four: Blend your soup until silky smooth (If you use a standing blender then return the soup to the pot once blended). Add the cream and milk to the soup add stir in until fully incorporated.
Step five: To serve, ladle your soup into your bowl or mug of choice then add a dash of double cream and a sprinkle of chives to achieve your ultimate autumnal aesthetic. Add salt and pepper to taste then enjoy!