Soupe au Potiron et Poireaux

Pumpkin and Leek Soup

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Appears in

A Canon of Vegetables

A Canon of Vegetables

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2007

  • About

Pumpkin soup is a classic home dish all over France. This soup is an obvious variation on potato-leek soup, less dour, brighter, yet thicker.


  • 3 cups well-washed, sliced leek (white and tender green parts)
  • 1 pound pumpkin puree or 1


  1. Combine the leek and pumpkin with 1 quart of water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the solid ingredients are very soft, about 20 minutes.
  2. Puree in a food mill or processor.
  3. Season to taste. Serve hot or chilled. You may