Potato Leek Soup

Fall is here! My absolute favorite time of the year!  With the cold weather comes yummy warm soups and stews.  I love soups and as a vegan, there are so many options!   Today, I “veganized” Potato Leek soup.  To be honest, I didn’t think it would come out too good because I wasn’t sure if it would have the richness without the cream.  To my surprise, it was pretty good 🙂

2 Lbs of Yukon Gold Potatoes. Chopped into cubes

1 Large Leek (white and pale green parts only)

1 large Carrot, peeled & chopped

1 small Sweet Onion, chopped

2 Tbsp of Earth Balance Butter

3 cloves of Garlic (more if you are a garlic lover like me), roughly chopped

1 tsp of Thyme

1 tsp of Oregano

1 tsp of Salt

1 tsp of Pepper (optional)

4 Cups of Vegetable broth

1 cup of Soy or Almond Milk

1/3 cup of Nutritional Yeast

Olive Oil

Boil potatoes until fully cooked (about 15 min).  In a large pot, sauté leeks, onion, carrots, and salt until onions are translucent.  Add garlic, thyme, oregano, and pepper and cook for one more minute.

Add the cooked potatoes and vegetable broth.  Bring to boil, then cover and reduce to simmer.  Cook for 20 min.  Stir in soy/almond milk and nutritional yeast and cook more one more minute.  Remove from heat.

Use an immersion blender or any blender you have to puree.   Garnish with olive oil and herb of your choice. Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Potato Leek Soup

  1. yummm…………i have to try this cuz i’ve never tasted leak before. It’s not good to be anxious but i’m curious what’s on your thanksgiving menu 🙂

    • Hello Mil!! 🙂 I actually have been doing a little research over the past week and found quite a few recipes I may try. I think I am going to try a pumpkin or banana cream pie that look yummy. Mashed potatoes are easy of course, so I will make those with a delish gravy from my fave vegan cook book. I still have to think of the main dish, but I will keep you posted 😉

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