Vegan Potato Leek Soup is a comforting and hearty dish that’s perfect for chilly days or whenever you’re in need of a nourishing bowl of soup. This recipe replaces traditional dairy ingredients with plant-based alternatives, making it suitable for vegans and those with lactose intolerance. Creamy and flavorful, this soup combines the earthy richness of potatoes and the mild sweetness of leeks to create a delightful, comforting meal. Let’s dive into making this Vegan Potato Leek Soup.
Recipe: Vegan Potato Leek Soup
- 3 large leeks, white and light green parts, washed and sliced
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or any unsweetened plant-based milk
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh chives or parsley for garnish (optional)
Sauteing the Vegetables:
- In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, leeks, and minced garlic. Saute for about 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are softened and slightly translucent.
Cooking the Soup:
- Add the diced potatoes, dried thyme, and dried rosemary to the pot. Stir to coat the potatoes and leeks with the herbs.
- Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pot, and let it cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
- Remove the pot from heat. Using an immersion blender, carefully blend the soup until it’s smooth and creamy. Alternatively, you can transfer the soup in batches to a blender, blend, and return it to the pot.
- Return the pot to low heat and stir in the unsweetened almond milk. Let the soup simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes to heat through.
- Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste, adjusting as needed.
- Ladle the Vegan Potato Leek Soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh chives or parsley if desired.
(assuming 6 servings):
- Calories: 160
- Total Fat: 4g
- Saturated Fat: 0.5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 870mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 30g
- Dietary Fiber: 4g
- Sugars: 3g
- Protein: 4g