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Easy Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup


10 mins


40 mins



I don’t know about you, but I am craving soup all the time recently. This cold weather makes me want to curl up on the couch with a bowl of something hearty. Rich flavours that you can only find in something like this classic Potato Leek Soup.

Easy potato leek soup recipe that only takes 40 minutes

Great tasting and super nutritious potato leek soup recipe served in decorative bowls

Is it cold where you are too? Because it looks like a winter wonderland and we have hit the negative temperatures where I am. 

Nothing says comfort food more than a big bowl of creamy soup. This healthy, simple and classic Potato Leek Soup was exactly what we all need to keep warm and has the perfect creaminess (without using cream) as I sit next to the fireplace while I work on and finalize some of my other recipes!  

easy to make potato leek soup that's vegan and topped with fresh oregano and lime juice

This creamy vegan soup was inspired by my boyfriend and another British man you may have heard of  – Jamie Oliver.

This Potato Leek Soup recipe takes about 40 minutes to whip up, and is so easy to make! Not to mention that the recipe simple to follow and very good for you. Did I also mention its delicious? It is healthy, it is wholesome, it is easy, and it will become one of your go-to winter recipes. You will be warmed up in no time! 

You are going to love this vegan Leek + Potato Soup because it is:

  • rich
  • creamy
  • chunky
  • healthy
  • plant-based
  • quick and easy
  • comforting
  • warming

easy to make potato leek soup that's vegan and topped with fresh oregano and lime juice

This soup is perfect for an evening at home with your family. It is so comforting and delicious, the perfect wholesome soup that won’t take hours to make. Get out your largest pot because you will want to make a double batch of this recipe for when the next cold night hits and you need some warming up.  

Looking for some of my other favourite soup recipes?



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Easy Vegan Potato Leek Soup

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Vegan


Simple, 40 minute Leek and Potato Soup. Infused with beautiful coriander, oregano and coconut milk. It is the perfect soup to keep you warm and comforted.



3 tbsp EVOO

2 large leek stalks, washed and chopped (discard the green bit of the leek, compost)

1 large white onion, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1.5 lbs. white baby potatoes, halved

1 tsp pink sea salt

1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper

1 tbsp. white miso

1 tbsp. nutritional yeast

900ml vegetable stock, unsalted – homemade if you can

1 400 mL can of coconut milk

season to taste

garnish with more fresh oregano and fresh lime juice


Into a large pot, over medium heat add your olive oil and cook for 30 seconds.  To the pot, add your leeks, onion and celery. Cook them for 5-10 minutes or until golden.

To the pot, add your potatoes and stir the ingredients till well combined. Cook for another 10 minutes, on medium heat. Now add the salt, pepper, white miso and nutritional yeast.  Cook down for 2 minutes, stirring to combine all the ingredients.

Increase your heat to high, add your stock and bring to a boil before simmering for 15-20 minutes or until your potatoes are cooked throughout.

Add your coconut milk and stir. Cook for another minute before turning off the heat and transferring the mixture into your high speed blender.

Blend till smooth but still light texture.

Garnish with fresh oregano, olive oil, pepper and fresh lime!


The soup can be enjoyed unblended, half blended or completely blended.  All the options are great.

Soup will last up to 1 week in the fridge in a tightly sealed container.

Keywords: best, cream, creamy, dairy, easy, healthy, recipe, vegan, without dairy



OMG, I could only wish for freezing! It’s 43C (110F) here today. Do like soup though. Might try this ne when it’s cooler though!

Alexia Tedesco

Such a great, easy vegan soup to make for a weeknight meal. I skipped the last step and kept it chunky – so delicious and filling!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSS!! Chunky for life!!!! I love this soup all ways but there’s really something to be said about chunky! Thanks for the love xx


I wasn’t expecting to love this recipe, but WOW! The perfect way to use our home grown leeks. Highly recommend adding the hit of lime to pull all the flavors together.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESS!! this makes me so happy, thank you for the love, Alberta!


Hi Maria! What kind of coconut milk is used in this soup? I never know what recipes mean by coconut milk, do they mean the carton coconut milk thats like almond milk, or canned coconut milk? and is it light/heavy?, what percentage of fat coconut milk, etc? Thanks so much!

Lauren Marinigh

Hi Ana! I usually use the canned coconut milk from the grocery store. Shouldn’t matter the fat level but I find the canned stuff to be thicker than the stuff you buy in the carton 🙂

Abbey Williamson

Amazing for those cold evenings! Fast, healthy, savory.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yess!! So glad you loved this one Abbey!!!

Kelcie Howren

This soup is pure GOLD!! Don’t hesitate and make it today! Vegan or not you will not be disappointed, the total opposite and thoroughly satisfied with this creamy hearty bowl of greatness! My Grandma had a taste, nearly fainted with its overwhelming tastiness then said that is the greatest thing I’ve ever had in my mouth 😂 I did add a little lemon zest and juice full discourse but truly Maria hit the nail on the head with this one! I thank you!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESS!! So glad your grandma loved it this much girl!!!!!!


This was amazing. Sadly I like it waaaay better before I added the coconut milk. Making this again without the coconut milk

Maria Koutsogiannis

If you’re not a fan of coconut milk then I would totally suggest that! Glad you enjoyed the soup!!!

Monica L

Easy to make and oh so tasty!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Monica!!

Brianna Schultz

WOWZA!! This has got to be THE BEST soup I have ever tasted. Super quick and easy to make with simple ingredients. Perfect for cold winter nights!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey girl, hey!!! Thanks so much for the love, so glad you loved this soup as much as we do! Let me know what you make next. xx

Vicky Woodall

This soup is so creamy and amazing!! I haven’t ventured too much into vegan cooking but I try to eat more plant based as much as possible and this recipe didn’t disappoint. Looking forward to leftovers this week and will be making again 🙂

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes me so happy Vicky! If you’re looking for another recipe to make that is plant-forward for your family… you have to make the meat sauce. It’s soo good!


So simple, creamy and flavourful! This will be a regular in my soup rotation.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Haley!!! Thanks so much for the love, we are so pumped you love this recipe as much as we do!


Ok let’s be honest, no soup will never beat the Food by Maria “lentils soup” (yes the one from the book that I make at least once a week), but this potatoes and leak soup is just delicious and oh god so easy to make! I do not have white miso I made it without it and I do not know what I am missing but this no miso version is absolutely amazing. This has become one of my classic, it yummy, it’s nourrishing, and it’s fast to make, what more could we ask for?!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love sweetie, I am so grateful you love this recipe!

Jessie Tuz

THIS SOUP!!! It was so delicious and flavourful, after I made it I woke up the next morning craving it for breakfast. And it’s just as good reheated. I will be making this all winter, every winter.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Oh, this makes me so happy! Thank you for the love, Jessie!


Yum!!!!! Today was cold and snowy and so tonight was perfect for soup and this recipe did not disappoint. Even my husband who isn’t usually a big soup fan had seconds! So much flavour!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love on this, Ella! Makes me so happy it was even husband-approved!

Jacqueline Ackermann

I absolutely love this soup. Super easy and extremely tasty. To be honest it is one of the very best soups I‘ve ever made. And woah I‘ll do it again very soon.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!! Thank you so much for the love, Jacqueline! So glad to hear you love this soup as much as we do!


This soup is amazing! I’ve tried several potato leek soups since going plant based a few years ago & nothing has come close. I didn’t have homemade broth so I used better than bouillon & somehow that, the nutritional yeast & miso ends up tasting exactly like chicken broth, it’s wild! Thanks for the amazing recipes & all of the inspiration you share Maria!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YOU’RE SO WELCOME!! That combo is so damn good, right?! Thanks so much for the love hun!


Made this last night and it was indeed quick, easy and delicious. Satisfied the whole family and even took care of lunch for my kid today 👌
I modified it just a bit by adding the miso paste in last once the soup was off the stovetop to preserve all its beneficial attributes.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES! Oh my gosh the addition of Miso would be so good in this, thanks so much for the love hun!


Finding a fellow Greek who is open to vegan recipes is just awesome. This recipe was DELICIOUS. 100% will make again.

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes me so happy, thanks for the love sweet cheeks!


I made a double batch of this soup after I got my wisdom teeth out. Not only was it easy and delicious, it was heart and filling! It sucks not being able to eat solid food but this got my through and helped keep my spirits high. Would definitely make again.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Emma! I love this soup so much!


Made this today for my boyfriend and I during a windy lockdown day. All I can say is omg so yummy. Best Potato & Leek soup we’ve ever had hands down. We had some crispy fried onions in the pantry so used those as a topper (naughty but so nice).

I’ve followed you for a while on Instagram but downloaded and subscribed to your app yesterday. Excited to make more delicious food ❤️❤️❤️

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!!!! This is amazing, makes me so happy!!!

Joanne Guppy

Super yummy, quick and easy to make! Just love making this soup as part of my soup rotation!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Joanne! I love this soup!

Eva Oke

I made this soup for lunch today and it was so delicious. The whole family loved it including my husband who is not really a fan of soups.
Thank you Maria for creating this soup. I’m looking forward trying your other recipes.😁

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!! Thank you so much for the love, Eva!!!

Amanda Warner

Omg this was amazing! I added the miso at the very end so it wouldn’t kill off all of the good bacteria and added fresh rosemary for garnish. SO yummy. Thanks for the recipe! I’m not longer afraid to cook with leeks. 😁

Maria Koutsogiannis

yesssss I am so happy you liked this recipe!!!!


Ah-mazing, even my non-vegan taste testers said it was flavourful and delicious. The lime juice as a garnish was so fresh, would never had thought to add it! Love love love this recipe

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Ella!!!!!


We loved this recipe, even my husband!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks so much for the love hun!

Graciela Sanchez

This soup is absolutely delicious. You need to try ! I blended only half of it and left it half chunky and it was amazing. My wife who doesn’t like creamy soups loved it.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES! This makes me so happy!

Zoe G

I have made this soup 4 times already this year. Best comfort food!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Zoe!


This was absolutely delicious! Thank you once again Maria for creating such an amazing and easy recipe! I omitted the onion, didn’t have any around, added lemon juice and thyme after blending it! Sooo good!!! This will be a staple for me for sure!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Andrea!

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