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Vegan Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup

Erin
Gear up for St. Patrick's Day with this vegan Instant Pot potato leek soup. Made with 8 wholesome ingredients, loads of fresh herbs, and ready in 30 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Oil-free, Vegan
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp olive oil or vegan butter use a splash of vegetable broth if oil-free
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 leeks, white and light green part only, sliced
  • 3 large golden potatoes, diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 tbsp fresh herbs rosemary, thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Instant Pot Directions

  • Add olive oil to the Instant Pot and press "Saute". Set the timer for 10 minutes. Once hot, add the onion. Stir occasionally. Cook the onions for 5 minutes until transluecent. Add the sliced leeks and minced garlic. Cook for the remaining 5 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes, vegetable broth, and fresh herbs. The broth should just cover the top of the potaotes. Press "Soup" and set the timer for 18 minutes. Lock on the lid and ensure that the pressure valve is locked.
  • When finished cooking, carefully release the pressure valve and allow the steam to escape. Once the pressure valve has dropped, carefully remove the lid.
  • Add more fresh herbs, salt, and/or pepper. Serve the soup hot topped with more fresh herbs, vegan paremesan cheese, and a side of your favorite bread.

Stove Top Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion. Stir occasionally, cooking the onions for 5 minutes until transluecent. Add the sliced leeks and minced garlic, cooking for an additional 5 minutes until the leeks are tender.
  • Add the potatoes, vegetable broth, and fresh herbs. The broth should just cover the tops of the potatoes. Bring the soup to a boil and then lower to a simmer.
  • Cook the soup for 30-40 minutes until the potatoes are tender and falling apart.
  • Add more fresh herbs, salt, and/or pepper. Serve the soup hot topped with more fresh herbs, vegan paremesan cheese, and a side of your favorite bread.
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