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Total Time
45 MIN
Yield
Serves : MAKES ABOUT 3 QUARTS

How to Make It

Step 1    

Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the leeks, celery and caraway seeds and cook over moderate heat until the leeks soften, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Wipe out the saucepan.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, prepare an ice water bath. In a large pot of boiling salted water, blanch the chicory in batches until tender, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicory to the ice bath to cool. Drain and squeeze dry, add to the leeks and toss.

Step 3    

Working in batches, in a blender, puree the vegetables and stock. Strain the soup through a coarse sieve into the saucepan; bring to a simmer. Stir in the vinegar and honey. Season with salt and white pepper and serve.

Make Ahead

The soup can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Serve With

Sourdough croutons and dollops of fresh goat cheese.

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