The arrival of winter means a couple things: 1. soup season, and 2. creamy warm dip season (hello artichoke dip). So why not put the two together, minus the cheese and tons of heavy cream, and create my new favourite soup? Skinny creamy artichoke soup!
If you like artichokes, you are going to love this one. If you don't like artichokes, you should give them another chance. The health benefits of artichokes will blow your mind. Here are a few:
- improves digestion (it has lots of fibre)
- boosts metabolism
- regulates blood pressure
- high in antioxidants
- boosts heart and liver health
- improves brain function
- prevents cancer
- prevents birth defects (it has lots of folic acid)
This creamy soup is bursting with the unique flavour and aroma of sautéed leeks, which go oh so good with artichokes. It also gets its creamy, smooth texture from potatoes! That's right, there is only a tiny amount of cream in the entire pot! All you need are potatoes to thicken the soup beautifully.
Skinny creamy artichoke soup is the type of soup that would be absolutely perfect served in a small bread bowl (can you imagine?!). But if that’s not an option, make sure to have a crusty baguette on standby! To serve, garnish with a drizzle of heavy cream (or a spoonful of creme fraiche) and top with chives or scallions for freshness and a little bite at the end. Lazy weekend cooking that produces a soup this good in less than an hour is exactly what your weekend menu needs!!