April 7, 2010

"Cheesy" Potato and Leek Soup

I had a couple of leeks about to buy the farm a few days ago, so I made up this soup completely on the fly and it turned out great! It's thick and creamy, with a "cheezy" and onion-y tasting base. My husband loved it. Give it a try!

1/8 cup olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 leeks, white parts only (save the greens for stir fry), chopped
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
1/4 cup vegan beer (optional)
2/3 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup soy milk
3 cups water
2 tablespoons all-purpose seasoning (I used Simply Organic)
1 tablespoons fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Dash of rubbed sage powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
4 green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Heat olive oil in a large pot. 
  • Saute yellow onion and leeks until soft.
  • Add remaining ingredients (except green onions) and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for half an hour.
  • When potatoes are soft, use a hand-held blender to smooth into a creamy soup. 
  • Pour into bowls and top each with one chopped green onion. Makes about 4 large bowls.
  • Enjoy!


Mihl said...

A potato leek soup with beer sounds like a really awesome idea!

Kelly said...

Mmmm! Looks delish! I just planted leeks yesterday! I love that you added nutritional yeast to this--there is something about that stuff that just drives me crazy!

Jennifer M. said...

I agree! I love nutritional yeast. I put it on and in just about everything.
By the way, Kelly, I am SOOO jealous of your garden!

Stacey said...

I wrote this recipe down to try, thanks a bunch!

Meg said...

I can't wait to try it. I really love your blog, and am glad I found it today. Have a great day!

tc said...

Ooooh, I've really been looking for a leek recipe, thanks, this one looks perfect!