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Bowl of Vegan Potato Leek Soup with Chives and Croutons on Top.
Rich & Comforting Vegan Potato Leek Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Golden potatoes, zesty garlic and sautéed leeks are blended up to creamy, dreamy perfection to make this cozy vegan potato leek soup. It's super satisfying and can be on the table in about 40 minutes!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 328 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium leeks, white and pale green parts only, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 pounds yellow potatoes (such as Yukon gold), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 cups vegetable broth, plus more as needed
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk (from a can)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh chives, for serving
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and place it over medium heat.

  2. When the oil is hot, add the leeks and sweat them, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the garlic and cook it with the leeks for about 1 minute, until very fragrant.

  4. Stir in the wine and thyme. Bring the wine to a simmer and allow it to cook for about 4 minutes, until reduced by about half.

  5. Stir in the potatoes, broth, and coconut milk to the pot. Raise the heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Lower the heat and allow it to cook, uncovered, until the potatoes are just fork tender, about 15 minutes.

  6. Remove the pot from heat.

  7. Blend the soup with an immersion blender or transfer it in batches to a food processor or blender. You can leave some chunks in the soup or blend it until completely smooth, but be sure to stop blending as soon as it's as smooth as you like (don't overblend or it will turn gummy).

  8. Return the soup to the pot if you removed it for blending, thin with additional broth if you'd like, and reheat it if necessary.

  9. Remove the pot from heat and season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

  10. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with chives. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Rich & Comforting Vegan Potato Leek Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups (¼ of total batch))
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 196
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.8g34%
Saturated Fat 13.8g69%
Sodium 606mg25%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 29.9g10%
Fiber 5.1g20%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7.3g15%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.