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Potato Soup, Spa Style

Potato Soup, Spa Style


  • 2 pounds new white potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 5 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 leeks (white parts only), thinly sliced
  • 2 cups lowfat buttermilk
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


  1. Put potatoes and herbs in a large saucepan; add stock and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium. Add garlic and leeks and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add mixture to broth; puree in batches in a food processor (or use an immersion blender), then stir in buttermilk. Simmer for 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper and serve.


  • Recipe courtesy of Curt Robair, the Spa Cafe chef at the Emerson Resort & Spa in Mount Tremper, New York.


  • Nutritional information includes 1/8 teaspoon of salt.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 330 kcal cal., 7 g fat (2 g sat. fat), 55 g carb., 6 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 15 g pro., 210 mg calcium, 3 mg iron. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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