I created this potato leek soup at the end of September here in Edmonton, it felt like winter was almost here! This filling and warming soup is perfect for a yummy lunch. The recipe makes a big pot of soup which fed two of us for two lunches. It tastes so good that we also enjoyed it the second day too.
Not only is it delicious it is full of healthy real foods too making it a very nutritious meal.
Leeks are full of health benefits! Before living in England, I had never heard of or seen leeks but now they are in all the supermarkets here. They are one of the many healthy superfoods to include in our meals. Leeks belong to the same family as onions and garlic.
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Vege salt a.k.a Spike Seasoning- One of my all-time favourite condiments is Spike Seasoning which is a tasty seasoning always in my kitchen. It is a special blend of 38 herbs, vegetables, and exotic spices, combined with some salt. It is gluten-free but not soy-free.
Himalayan Salt is actually good for you! 100% NATURAL PINK & CERTIFIED: Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt is is Kosher Certified, Non-GMO, and does not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten, Dairy, or anti-caking agents.
Potato Leek Soup Recipe
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 large leeks
3 large potatoes (about 1 ½ pounds)
1 Tbsp Spike Seasoning
Himalayan salt and black pepper to taste
4 cups water + 2 cups almond or coconut milk
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- Chop potatoes into small chunks.
- Slice leeks thinly.
- Chop carrots.
- Put the oil in a large soup pot and warm up over medium heat.
- Add the leeks, stirring occasionally, until the leeks have cooked down.
- Add the water, bring to a boil.
- Now add the potatoes and Spike.
- Lower temperature and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
- Steam carrots.
- Blend half the soup with the almond milk to create a creamy soup.
- Mix blended the mixture with the unblended and add the carrots.
- Mix in the nutritional yeast and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Warm-up as the almond milk will have cooled it down.
- Serve and enjoy your creamy, chunky potato leek soup.
Another Tasty Leek Recipe
Leeks and Carrots with Ginger and Garlic is So Delicious–Leeks and carrots are for sure favourite vegetables in my kitchen. Pairing them with yummy ginger and garlic makes a very refreshing delicious addition to a dinner meal. Also, all these ingredients are very nutritious for you too. In fact, almost all of the ingredients are superfoods. The first time I served this dinner recipe, it was enjoyed so much that I promised to make it again real soon.
Try These Other delicious Healthy Soup Recipes:
Easy Peasy Green Pea Soup Is Especially Delicious – This green pea soup really is yummy and it is a super easy soup to make. Hearing me say that frozen peas taste good is amazing; as I don’t even like to eat frozen peas. But this creamy green pea soup is really delicious and within a week I had it twice! What I think is the difference is that this is the first time I had organic frozen peas and I am sure they taste better. The other thing about this soup is that it is surprisingly hardy and very filling.
Borscht with a Difference – Borscht is the best way to get healthy powerfood beets filled with beta-carotene and minerals into our diet. It is quick to cook, easy to vary, and enjoyed by everyone, even children. This is a traditional soup in Ukraine; many people from that country landed in my home city of Edmonton. This is my vegan version with just a few adjustments to the ingredient list.
Creamy Swiss Chard Soup with Almonds is Delicious – This delicious Swiss chard soup is hearty with the addition of potatoes and is very nutritious too. I love that it is so creamy without the addition of cow’s milk and the crunchy almonds on top.
Pumpkin Soup – With onion, ginger, spices and sweet pumpkin, this soup recipe for pumpkin soup is delicious! I love that it is vegan creamy without all that cow’s milk. The pumpkin seeds on top add a lovely crunch. I was given a very large pumpkin and did not know what to do with so much. So I created this recipe. I used one-quarter of it in this recipe so I froze the rest for more pumpkin soup later.
Kabocha Squash Soup – This is my favorite soup which I developed a few years ago. Every time I make it for friends they just love it and so do I!
Cream of Asparagus Soup Is Delicious – This cream of asparagus soup is dairy-free and gluten-free. It is delicious and simple to make. A creamy soup that is vegan is not so common and that makes this soup extra special.
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Fresh Quick Pea Soup Recipe – How about a quick peas soup for lunch? Yes, this is a very quick, delicious soup that is nutritious too. All of the ingredients in this soup are healthy.