Carrot Leek Soup

A simple but delicious soup, this Carrot Leek Soup comes together so easily! This soup is thick, creamy, and smooth, making it perfect for a cold evening or after a long busy day.

This recipe was first made after a long and tiring week and all that was left in the fridge were carrots and leeks. Did you know that carrots last up to 3 to 4 weeks when stored in the fridge? Leeks also last up to 2 weeks in the fridge as well! These are a great kitchen staple to have on hand since they last so long so it’s easy to buy in bulk and use it throughout the month.

Want more carrot soup recipes? Try my Spicy Carrot Soup or Carrot Parsnip Soup. Or try this Carrot Quinoa Salad instead!

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Who says soups are boring? This carrot leek soup is packed with flavour while being gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan! This is such a cozy soup to curl up to whenever it’s cold out.

It’s so easy as it uses pantry staples and healthy as it’s loaded with vegetables but it only takes a couple minutes to put together and then all you have to do is simmer the soup on the stovetop. If using an immersion stick blender, then this is also a fully one pot recipe!

How to Prepare Leeks

  • Pick leeks that are firm with the most white and light green parts as possible.
  • Rinse the leeks and cut off the roots and the dark green leaves on top.
  • Slice the leek in half before slicing for half moon shapes or slice the leeks as-is and have round circular slices of leek.

The shape of the leeks for this soup doesn’t really matter as it gets blended up at the end. If you are preparing leeks for a general recipe, the half moon shapes are more bite-sized and easier to eat! Also, as an extra step, I like to rinse my cut leeks as well as sometimes leeks can be quite sandy and it might end up in-between the layers of leek as well. Simply run the leeks through cold running water in a colander or fine mesh sieve.

Got extra leeks? Try making my Leek Kalamata Rice.

How to Make this Carrot Leek Soup

Ingredients

Overhead image of ingredients needed to make carrot leek soup.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Garlic — minced
  • Onions — peeled and chopped
  • Leek — chopped
  • Carrots — peeled and chopped
  • White potato — peeled and diced
  • Seasoning: paprika, ground coriander, salt, black pepper
  • Vegetable broth
  • Green onions for garnishing

Instructions

Sauté the Ingredients

  • In a large pot over high heat, add olive oil. When the oil are hot, turn the heat down to medium and add garlic, onions and leeks. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.

Leeks being sautéed in a dutch oven.

  • Add carrots, potatoes, paprika, coriander, salt, and pepper. Mix everything well.

Sautéing vegetables in a dutch oven.

Simmer and Blend

  • Add vegetable broth and bring it to a boil. Cover and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

A dutch oven with vegetable soup inside.

  • Using an immersion hand blender or a counter-top blender puree the veggies.
  • Taste and add any extra seasonings, if necessary. Serve topped with fresh green onions.

Vitamix blender blending up carrot leek soup.

Leek Carrot Soup Notes and Substitutions

  • If you feel that your soup is too thick, add more vegetable broth to it.
  • Want to make it spicy? Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to it alongside the other seasonings.
  • If you are using a blender for this soup, keep in mind that when you blend hot soup, you have to have a way for the steam to release. Most blenders have a small lid at the top that you can keep open. Always be very careful when blending hot soup.
  • We garnish our soup with green onions but you can try crispy sage, chopped nuts, toasted seeds, and more!
  • Don’t feel like making this on the stove? Add everything to a slow cooker for 3-4 hours on HIGH or 6-7 hours on LOW and you’ve got a soup ready for when dinner rolls around!

Close up of a bowl of carrot leek soup with green onions as garnish.

Make Ahead and Storage Tips

Make Ahead: This carrot leek soup meal preps wonderfully as it stores really well! Simply allow the soup to cool and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days. When ready to eat, reheat the soup on the stovetop or in the microwave (covered with a damp paper towel) until warmed through.

Freezer: There is no dairy in this soup so it holds up in the freezer really well! You can freeze it in a freezer safe container or in a freezer safe bag. If you freeze it in a bag, you can press out the air, and lay it flat so it freezes flat and takes up less space. When ready to enjoy, thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat on the stove or microwave! This carrot leek soup should last for at least 3 months in the freezer. Want more soups for the freezer? Try these 30 Healthy Soup Recipes.

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Close up of a bowl of carrot leek soup with green onions as garnish.

Carrot Leek Soup Recipe

A simple but delicious soup, this Carrot Leek Soup comes together so easily! This soup is thick, creamy, and smooth, making it perfect for a cold evening or after a long busy day.
4.25 from 12 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves - minced
  • ½ cup onion - peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups leek - white part only (chopped)
  • 2 cups carrots - peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup white potato - peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 cups veggie broth
  • green onions for garnishing

Instructions

  • In a large pot over high heat, add olive oil. When the oil are hot, turn the heat down to medium and add garlic, onions and leeks. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Add carrots, potatoes, paprika, coriander, salt, and pepper. Mix everything well.
  • Add vegetable broth and bring it to a boil. Cover and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
  • Using an immersion hand blender or a counter-top blender puree the veggies.
  • Taste and add any extra seasonings, if necessary. Serve topped with fresh green onions
Serving: 1/4, Calories: 139kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 208mg, Potassium: 606mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 9g

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Carrot Leek Soup