Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup

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Even though I don’t enjoy winter much at all, I do like one thing that it brings: soup season! I could happily eat soup for lunch or dinner seven days a week, but I settle for maybe three or four meals because Aaron would get bored with that routine fast (I, on the other hand, will eat the same meal on repeat for months and then get majorly burnt out).

I’ve been meaning to share this vegan potato leek soup with you for a while now because it’s a simple recipe that we both really love. I love that it takes under thirty minutes and only seven ingredients, nearly all of which I usually have on hand. And Aaron loves that it’s filling and creamy—without any actual cream or butter. My secret is to use a rich cashew milk instead of dairy, nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor, and yukon gold potatoes (one of my favorite varieties).

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I recommend serving yourself a big bowl with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of red pepper flakes for some subtle heat, and a crispy baguette for dipping. One bite in and I think you’ll agree that this potato leek soup is wholesome comfort food at its best!

Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #soup #recipe #potato #leek #glutenfree

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Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup

Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 4


Cook Time: 25 mins

This creamy vegan potato leek soup is so easy and quick to make, you'll have lunch or dinner on the table in under 30 minutes! Use cashew milk in place of cream and nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor—this recipe is much healthier than traditional potato leek soup!

Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup

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Ingredients

For the soup:

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 9 small yukon gold potatoes, roughly chopped
  • 3 leeks (white and light green parts only), sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup plain cashew milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

For serving:

  • extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • fresh thyme
  • red pepper flakes
  • sliced baguette

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 4

Cook Time: 25 mins

This creamy vegan potato leek soup is so easy and quick to make, you'll have lunch or dinner on the table in under 30 minutes! Use cashew milk in place of cream and nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor—this recipe is much healthier than traditional potato leek soup!

Instructions

  • Add the vegetable broth, potatoes, leeks, celery, and thyme to a large pot over high heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then boil until the potatoes are very tender (about 20 minutes).
  • Carefully transfer the soup to your blender in batches (don't fill your blender more than halfway), place a towel over the top, and pulse a few times before blending until smooth. Pour the soup back into a large pot, stir in the cashew milk and nutritional yeast, and simmer for 2-3 more minutes until heated through. Adjust the seasonings to taste. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of fresh thyme and red pepper flakes, and sliced baguette for dipping.

Notes [4]

Make sure you wash your leeks very thoroughly to remove any grittiness.

The cashew milk can be replaced with other plain, unsweetened non-dairy milks. I like soy milk because it’s also very creamy.

If you prefer a chunkier soup, feel free to blend only half of it and leave the rest as-is. If you go this route, I sometimes like to add a can of chickpeas to increase the protein.

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container for about 5 days, or frozen for about 30 days.

Copyright © 2019 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. i love love love leek and potato soup but addition of cashews is new to me. im like you who doesnt easily get bored with same food (for atleast a month maybe).

    1. Cashew milk is awesome in this soup! I love how versatile cashews are. 🙂

  2. Jamal says

    Wow, what a Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup recipe! I am interested to make it but I am really impressed to see your image. Thank you so much for sharing this yummy recipe! I will make it for my children because I love it.

  3. Michelle says

    I made this over the weekend because it was definitely soup weather (rainy, cold, yuck). It was so easy and I loved it! I portioned the leftovers out to take for lunches this week with some hummus toast. Thank you for making my life easy. 🙂

  4. Mary says

    Somehow I forgot to add the celery when I made this over the weekend but it still turned out delicious! My husband is already asking me to make it again. 🙂

  5. Kristen says

    This turned out great! Thank you for an easy and healthy potato leek soup recipe. This is going on regular rotation at my house. 🙂

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  7. Phil says

    Made this last night and it was amazing! I used almond milk since I didn’t have any cashew milk and it turned out great! Will definitely be making this again. Thanks!

    1. Awesome! I’m so happy to hear that!

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