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Leek and Potato Soup

Author : Ashley Madden
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Course: Soup
A warming but light soup celebrating aromatic leeks and flavorful baby potatoes!


  • Blender or Immersion Blender


  • 2 leeks white and light green parts only (~5-6 cup sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 heaping cups baby potatoes, halved
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Garnish: 3 green onions thinly sliced


  • Remove the dark green tops of the leeks and trim the root. Cut the leek in half lengthwise then thinly slice the two halves. Add the sliced leeks to a large bowl of water rinse and drain three times to clean the leeks. Transfer to a soup pot, add a few tablespoons of water and sauté for 5-7 minutes, adding water as needed to prevent burning.
  • Once the leeks have softened, add the garlic and continue to sauté for 2-3 minutes until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add the halved potatoes, 3 ½ cups vegetable broth, spices, bay leaves and salt. Bring to a simmer, cover the pot and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Add more veg broth if needed to keep the potatoes covered while cooking.
  • When the potatoes are tender transfer the soup to a blender. Add the soymilk and lemon juice and blend on high until smooth. Be careful to not overfill the blender and keep at no more than 2/3 full. Blend in batches if necessary. Also be sure to hold a clean dishcloth on the lid of the blender to avoid steam burns.
  • Transfer the soup back to the pot, taste and reseason with salt and pepper and serve garnished with chives or green onions.


Add 1 cup baby spinach and 1½ cups cooked chickpeas to make this a more filling soup.
Serve with a big dollop of hummus on top of this soup to make it even creamier and more filling!
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