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vegan potato leek soup recipe

Vegan Potato Leek Soup Recipe

  • Author: Jeff and Joan Stanford
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 05 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop, Oven, Blender
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Vegan


This wonderfully flavorful and colorful potato leek soup will bring comfort to the coldest of days and hungriest of tummies!


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 45 medium Yukon Gold or red-skinned potatoes, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup of celery, chopped
  • ⅓ cup of parsley, minced
  • 3 large leeks, cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 6 cups of vegetable broth
  • ½ cup of coconut cream (use the top layer of coconut cream from a can of coconut milk)
  • 12 tablespoons of lemon juice to taste
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • Drunken Leeks (see how to make these below)
  • Crispy Leeks (see how to make these below)
  • Sour cream, for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add potatoes, celery, parsley, and leeks. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft, 8-12 minutes.
  2. Add vegetable stock, and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Leave chunky, or blend in a high-speed blender to desired texture.
  4. Lastly, add the coconut cream, and season to taste with lemon juice, salt, and white pepper.
  5. Garnish with Drunken Leeks, Crispy Leeks, and Tangy Sour Crème, in that order.


How to make Drunken Leeks: Cut 2 leeks lengthwise into thin strips. In a heavy sauté pan, wilt the leek strips in 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat. Douse wilted leeks with 1 cup red wine and simmer for 10 minutes.

How to make Crispy Leeks: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice 1 leek into ¼-inch disks and sauté in 1 teaspoon olive oil with 1 teaspoon salt. Transfer to a sheet tray and crisp up in oven for 15 minutes, or until browned.

Keywords: vegan soup, dairy-free soup, potato leek soup, winter food, warm food, comfort food