chow: vegan potato leek soup

My brother sent me a recipe for potato leek soup, here it is (a veganized version… meaning this is a vegan dish (I added some herbs and spice too cuz mamma likes it HAWT)). My non-vegan husband ate and loved it, so trust me, it’s good, even if you’re a carnivore).

Tasty and super easy to make, fabulous recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 6 potatoes, diced (after reading this article on 7 Foods Even Food Safety Experts Won’t Eat I opted for organic potatoes)
  • 2 leeks, just use the white and light green parts, in 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter (I use Earth Balance, but you could just use olive oil if you have that handy)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • tabasco (or any hot sauce you have on hand) to taste

Directions:

Boil the potatoes in water until cooked, about 15 minutes. Drain well.

In a large skillet (I ended up using a pot actually because my skillet wasn’t big enough), saute the leeks in the butter until soft, about 8 minutes (don’t brown them, leeks don’t like that, they end up tasting burnt).

Add the vegetable broth and the potatoes and cook for a few more minutes. Add yer herbs and spices. Stir some more.

Transfer 1/2 to 3/4 of the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. I don’t blend it all because I like having some crunchy bits.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Add hot sauce to taste.

I served this with quinoa to give it a bit more heft- brown rice would work too.

Serves about, oh I dunno… 4? John and I had this for 2 nights, plus I had some for lunch today. John is a big eater so it makes a decent amount.

Enjoy! If you try it let me know what you think!

4 Responses to “chow: vegan potato leek soup”

  1. Pup Fan says:

    This looks really tasty!

  2. Marilyn says:

    This looks really good Shauna. I’m going to try it.
    I’ll let you know how carnivore Parry Sound Grampa likes it too.:) M

    • Let me know what he thinks! I’m going to put up the pumpkin soup he likes too… I think I’ll try to make it next week… I didn’t forget about sharing the recipe after all! ;)