Spring Leek Soup with Gruyere Toasts #soup

Spring Leek Soup is that the good thanks to celebrate the tender leeks of spring! consider this soup because the delicate first cousin of French Onion Soup. each soups area unit screw-topped with associate outsized, liquified cheese lined bread, however rather than the deep, dark broth of French Onion soup, this leek soup features a light-weight buttery broth and is ready in a very fraction of the time – twenty minutes from begin to end. Spring Leek Soup is that the good thanks to celebrate the tender leeks of spring! consider this soup because the delicate first cousin of French Onion Soup. each soups area unit screw-topped with associate outsized, liquified cheese lined bread, however rather than the deep, dark broth of French Onion soup, this leek soup features a light-weight buttery broth and is ready in a very fraction of the time – twenty minutes from begin to end.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large leeks white and light green parts, sliced in half longwise, rinsed and thinly sliced crosswise
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • pinch ground white pepper
  • 1/2 Meyer Lemon juice and zest
  • 4, 1/2- inch slices crusty bread toasted (I used whole wheat levain)
  • 3 ounces Gruyere cheese shredded
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced (for garnish)
Spring Leek Soup with Gruyere Toasts
Spring Leek Soup with Gruyere Toasts

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add leeks and a pinch of sea salt, to help sweat out the liquid. Cook and stir until leeks are tender but not brown, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add stock and white pepper, bring to boil. Stir in lemon juice and zest. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and white pepper.
  5. Ladle soup into 4 broiler-safe serving bowls. Place one slice of toasted bread over each serving, pressing it down to submerge. Divide cheese evenly, sprinkling it over each toast.
  6. Place bowls under broiler and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. If desired, garnish each serving with green onion. Serve.

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