Leek and Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients for Leek and Sweet Potato Soup

1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp lard
2 leeks, top part removed, and softer part sliced in rounds
2 cups chicken or beef stock
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 can coconut milk
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to Prepare Leek and Sweet Potato Soup

Sauté the onions with the lard over a medium heat for few minutes. Stir frequently to prevent the onions from burn- ing.
Add the garlic and leeks to the pan and cook for approxi- mately 3-4 minutes to allow everything to soften.
Sprinkle in the cumin and combine well.
Add the stock and the sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are soft.
Remove the soup from the heat and slowly mix in the co- conut milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Puree the soup in a blender and serve.