Now that winter has finally arrived, I feel like it’s only appropriate to feature a cold weather staple – a delicious soup recipe! Today I’m bringing you a creamy, dairy-free Leek and Potato Soup that I know will warm you right up. It’s the epitome of a comfort food taste without the dairy or fried foods. I feel like most people are or aren’t a soup person, there’s not much in between. In my case, I’m a total soup lover but I know that some people in my life *cough cough- my boyfriend Matt for example, always says he’s not. So it’s only a LITTLE funny that when I served up a bowl of this healthified Leek and Potato soup, he absolutely loved it and went back for more. I suppose he’s on the soup side after all! But, in his defence he does always say how Leek and Potato soup is his favourite if he has to eat soup, so I guess that helped it out too.
I think the issue around whether people love, or don’t love soup is that they often think of it as a side and not an entrée so they assume it won’t fill them up. I tend to enjoy and make heartier soups so that they end up being a full meal in a bowl and I’m full and satisfied when I finish it. Even though this Leek and Potato soup may seem light and creamy, don’t be fooled because it’s packed with lots of veggies. This soup would be amazing served with a side salad or warm toast with sliced tomato and basil, and trust me it’s the perfect lunch combo.
The funny thing about leeks is that I only really buy them when I’m making my Leek and Potato Soup although I’m sure they have plenty of other uses (like my vegan apple chestnut stuffing recipe). I just don’t buy them that often, and probably like most people, I don’t use them for much more than making soup. Some people don’t even know what a leek is, so I always tell people they’re basically big green onions because they kind of look and taste like it in my onion (opinion to those that are paying attention!). When sautéed, they become soft, tender and add a mild onion flavour to any dish, which I guess is why they work great with potato.
Even the pickiest eaters in your family will enjoy this soup as it doesn’t contain any overpowering flavours. Everything works so well together to create a balance of flavours. Because of this, I think it works great as a starter to almost any meal since it will compliment pretty much anything without overpowering it. Or of course, you can have a giant bowl to enjoy as your whole meal, I won’t judge.
Have I turned you into a soup lover yet? Make this soup and try it out for yourself, you will love it! If you can, I highly suggest using a high-speed blender like a Vitamix. I did in this video, and the soup comes out restaurant style quality. A high speed blender will help you create the silkiest soup you’ve ever had! It was so creamy I didn’t even have to add in the coconut milk, which I usually do. If you’re looking into purchasing you’re own Vitamix blender you can use my affiliate code:06-015 for FREE standard shipping.
I hope you enjoy making this creamy Leek and Potato Soup and don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family.