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Porrusalda (Basque Country)
from: Aitzol Ezeiza - San Sebastian, Spain

This is a very traditional basque recipe, it means "leek soup" in basque.
It's very easy to cook and you can make any vegan changes you want on it, like the also traditional "porrupatata", cooked without pumpkin and with carrots.

  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 8 thick leeks
  • 1 Kilo pumpkin
  • olive oil
  • salt
Wash the leeks and cut them in bits.
Heat water in a pot and put the leeks in it when it starts to boil.
Let it boil slowly for 10 minutes and then add the chopped pumpkin and the potatoes, peeled and cracked in bits (start cutting them with a knife and before finishing the cut, crack them.
It makes the broth denser).

Let it boil slowly for 10 minutes, salt it and pour virgin olive oil on it.
Cook all for 10-15 minutes and serve it hot.