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Vegan Potato Leek Soup

Discussion in 'Soups' started by RabbitLuvr, Dec 9, 2012.

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  1. RabbitLuvr

    RabbitLuvr I love rabbits.

    Location:
    Rabbitville, USA
    This is a very basic recipe, that I really love. It is easy, inexpensive, and filling. My husband likes it, too, and requests it often. I make it a lot in the winter.

    Basic recipe:
    2 tablespoons margarine or olive oil
    3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
    3 leeks, white and light green parts only, sliced into thin rings
    1-4 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
    1 quart veggie stock or water (I use 1-2 tsp Better Than Bouillon "No Chicken" plus one quart of water)
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 to 1 cup MimicCreme or other non-dairy milk/cream (optional)

    1. Melt the margarine or warm the oil in a large, deep saucepan over medium heat. When the margarine or oil is hot, add the potatoes, leeks, and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 2 or 3 minutes.
    2. Add the bouillon and water, and simmer until the veggies are very soft, about 20 minutes.
    3. When the veggies are soft, turn off the heat and roughly mash just a few times with a potato masher. Leave
    4. If using, stir in MimicCreme and heat the soup briefly.


    Tips:
    I try to have a roughly equal volume of leeks and potatoes. Maybe a little more potatoes, but about the same. The soup can be scaled up or down this way, just use more or less liquid, if necessary.

    Sometimes I stir in fresh chopped chives or rosemary.
     
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  2. IT'S SO GOOD. I just made it last night. SOSOSOSOSO good.
     
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  3. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    Sounds awesome. I made something very similar once and it was really good. :)
     
  4. Amy Waggoner

    Amy Waggoner Well Known Member

    Isn't it just a really good, hearty recipe? Potatoes and leeks go so well together and are really delicious.

    I've been using this recipe from Global Vegetarian, which is their version of this good winter soup:

    • 4 - 5 medium size potatoes
    • 3 - 4 leeks, chopped
    • 1/2 medium size onion, chopped
    • 1 cup corn kernels
    • 2 Tbs olive oil
    • 2 tsp caraway seed
    • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
    By the way, do any of you eat Indian food? I've been dying to try it, but am unsure of soups and things like that.
     
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