Radish Leek Soup | thumb in plum

After making a "radish" top soup I decided I wanted to try making a soup with actual radishes. I can't get any tops but I can get the bulbs (Mama needs to get her self back to the Farmers Market). After all the premade frozen poop food we've been eating a light healthy soup was just what we needed.

Soups seem to be a popular meal in our house right now because they're pretty fast and easy to make. With all that's been going on and since we'll be moving to a new house soon you can assume to see much more of them. In fact I think we'll be making chicken papaya with kalamungay soon.

This tastes mostly of the leeks and potatoes with a hint of radishes. Radishes are a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin C. And here's something awesome I just learned- they produce a compound called Indole-3-Carbinal (I3C), which helps detoxify your body and helps prevent cancers. I see myself making this soup often.

Radish Leek Soup | thumb in plum

Radish Leek Soup Recipe
  • 3/4 lb  radishes, halved
  • 3 yukon potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 leeks
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1-2 tsp Braggs Sea Kelp Seasoning
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Separate the tops of the leeks. Slice up the stalk. Wash out the leaves well and set aside.
  2. Add butter to pot turn up the heat then add everything but the chicken broth, leaves, and milk. Mix it up then add in the chicken broth. Stand the leaves up in the pot. Bring soup to boil and reduce to a simmer
  3. Let simmer for one hour or until vegetables are tender. Discard leak tops
  4. Cream the soup with a blender. Mix in the milk. Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Anonymous4/26/2013

    You make me want to try radishes again... Maybe in this form I'll enjoy them better :) My 7 year old and I made a dank potato leek soup last night with lots of different herbs. I imagine the radishes give this soup a slight spicy kick? I shall give it a try soon!

    1. That's pretty much what this is...with radishes. You really don't notice them too much, they add a sorta earthy element to it which is nice, most of the spice will come from the pepper. I think whatever heat they come with gets lost in the potatoes and milk.

  2. Kelsey, what an interesting idea for a soup. I wouldn't have thought of radishes. Please do drop me a line on ca4ole@gmail.com if you are ok with me linking it to my blog (Carole's Chatter). Cheers

    1. Heylo Carole! You're good to link this if you like :) Thanks, have a good one

  3. Made this today...it came out delicious! Great and simple. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hey Jack! Glad you liked the recipe. Thanks for the comment :)