Welsh Leek & Potato Soup Recipe: This Vegan Soup Recipe Can Be Adapted for Meat Eaters by Keri De Deo

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Welsh Leek & Potato Soup Recipe: This Vegan Soup Recipe Can Be Adapted for Meat Eaters

People tend to think of Arizona as a warm climate, and for most of it, that's true. But I live in Northern Arizona, where we can get some chilly weather, even snow! When that happens, a good soup recipe is a must. If you're looking for a light, vegan soup recipe, this is it!

Adapted from a Welsh recipe my dad uses, this vegan potato soup recipe can easily be adapted to include cream, butter or chicken broth for meat eaters. (I'm a throw-it-in kind of cook, so the measurements are approximate.)

Cuisine: Welsh
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings:  4


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil  
  • 2 - 3 leeks, chopped (keep the green tops for garnish)
  • 2 - 3 potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes (Any kind works, but I prefer large red potatoes because they have a slight sweet flavor.)
  • 4 - 6 cups vegetable broth (Depends on how thick you want it. I used two containers of organic, low-sodium vegetable broth.)
  • parsley sprigs, optional (You could also add other herbs and spices as you'd like. My husband likes red pepper flakes in it, but I don’t.)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a soup pot, sauté the leeks in olive oil until translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the potatoes and broth. Bring to a hard boil, then reduce heat to low. Let simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Add salt and pepper, to taste. 
  2. Smash some of the potatoes to make a thicker broth. Serve warm topped with parsley and/or leek greens.

Note: My dad adds butter and cream to his individual serving. He also uses chicken broth instead of vegetable broth, and has also made it with bacon.

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Keri De Deo
Sorry for the typo! It's "can," not "cam."
Elisa Schmitz
Fixed! Thank you for sharing this easy, delicious soup recipe, Keri De Deo . Looks so good and can't wait to try it! Donna John
Been looking for more vegan recipes 😋
Keri De Deo
Yay!! I'm not vegan 100% of the time, but I'm moving toward more plant-based meals. I'm modifying another vegan recipe share soon. 😀 Thank you for your comment. Let me know if you try it!
This will be my first time making potato leek soup ...fingers crossed

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