Shavuot Recipe: Leek, Garlic and Parmesan Soup

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Great for Shavuot: Leek, garlic and Parmesan soup.
Great for Shavuot: Leek, garlic and Parmesan soup. Credit: Vered Guttman

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Parmesan rind is available at Whole Foods. You can also keep the rind of parmesan (and other strong flavored hard cheese) in the freezer until ready to use.

Serves 6
5-6 leeks
12 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for serving
6 oz. Parmesan rind
1 tablespoon kosher salt
Chopped chive for serving


1.    Cut leeks, white and pale parts only, into 1-inch rounds. 

2.    Put olive oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat, add chopped leeks and garlic, and sauté for 3 minutes. Add 6 cups room-temperature water and Parmesan rind. Bring to boil, cover pot and reduce heat to low. Cook for 1 hour. Add salt to taste (about 1 tablespoon) and re-move from heat.

3.    Remove parmesan rind from pot, transfer the soup into a blender and blend until very smooth. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of chive.

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