I like winter. But only when everything is covered in snow, the sky is crystal blue and I’ve got a hot chocolate. Well… this is pretty rare!
At least where I live. Our winters are more like rainy, gray, and dreary, so I should better stop day-dreaming about snow-covered mountains and frozen lakes. I mean there is snow, but it just doesn’t happen very often. But on the plus side this rainy weather is perfect for hearty soups and stews!
The other day we had this vegan potato kale soup, which was not only really warming but also super delicious and healthy!
You wouldn’t guess how many veggies are in this soup! Besides kale and potatoes, I also smuggled in some carrots, celery, and leek. At first, I planned to make a simple vegetable soup with all of these fresh veggies, but then I changed my mind and blended it into a creamy soup. And I’m so glad I did! It turned out soooo creamy and velvety!
I absolutely love the bright green color the kale soup got! When we were eating it, Flo joked that we could also call it “the incredible Hulk soup”! ;-)
As most of you would have probably thought I went totally nuts if I had posted a “Hulk soup”, I decided to go with “vegan potato kale soup”. If you, however, want it to be less green, you can just use less kale and cook the kale for a bit longer, so it loses some of its color. But hey, isn’t this bright green color just perfect for Christmas?! Put it on a red napkin and it will perfectly match your Christmas tree…
For the topping, I used roasted pumpkin seeds, homemade croutons, and some soy cuisine. If you want a soy-free version, you can also use oat cuisine instead, which works just as good. For the homemade croutons I cut some whole wheat toast into small cubes, heated a teaspoon of vegan margarine in a small pan, and roasted them until they were crispy and golden.
I still can’t believe it’s only 10 more days till Christmas! I just got the first couple of presents today and I really need to start baking some more Christmas cookies!
I hope you all have an awesome week and maybe you even got some snow that goes well with this vegan kale soup!
Talk to you soon! xx
Vegan Potato Kale Soup
For the vegan potato kale soup:
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2,5 heaped cups potatoes, cut into small cubes
- 1/2 heaped cup carrots, chopped into small pieces
- 1/2 heaped cup celery (root), chopped into small pieces
- 2 cups leek, cut into rings
- 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 2-3 handfull kale, cut into stripes
- black pepper
For the topping:
- 2 slices whole wheat toast
- one teaspoon vegan margarine
- 1 tablespoon roasted pumpkin seeds
- 1-2 tablespoons soy or oat cuisine/cream
- In a large pot, heat some olive oil and sauté the onion for about 2 minutes. Then add the garlic and sauté for another minute.
- Stir in the potatoes, carrots, celery, and leek. Cook for 3 minutes. Then add the vegetable broth and cook for 15 minutes.
- In the meantime, make the homemade croutons. Cut the whole wheat toast into small cubes. Heat the vegan margarine in a small pan and roast the toast cubes for about 3 minutes until they're crispy and golden. Set aside.
- After the soup has cooked for about 15 minutes, add the kale and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper and blend until creamy. If you want the soup to be thinner, add some more vegetable broth.
- Top the soup off with soy or oat cuisine and sprinkle it with roasted pumpkin seeds and homemade croutons.
I love the color!! I could so go for a big bowl of this right now. It looks so fresh and lively!
Thanks, Gin! :-)
I love your food styling! You’ve made a simple soup into a gourmet delight!
Thanks, Kathy! I got so many people telling me it looks like a forest or a golf course. :D
Sophia @veggies dont bite
Look at that color! Amazing! And so many great flavors. Nice job!
Thanks, Sophia! :-)
I also LOVE the name HULK Soup! Maybe I’ll call it that to get my kids to try it. It does look and sound amazing. And the colors,,,,,,so vibrant.
Thanks, Nicole! I know it sounds so much cooler than potato kale soup, doesn’t it? :-) My boyfriend told me he will stick with Hulk soup. :D
Linda @ Veganosity
Haha! I love the name, “Hulk Soup.” This is so healthy, creamy, and gorgeous. The color is stunning!
I guess this name would be so great for kids, wouldn’t it? :-) Thanks, Linda!
The Food Hunter
what a beautiful color. and a healthy soup
mmm yum! I love a good kale soup! That color is absolutely gorgeous! Sharing :)
Thanks, Vanessa! I usually only use kale for green smoothies and pasta, but it makes such a good soup. :-)
I love kale and I love potatoes and this looks so delicious!! Thanks for sharing
Such a vivid green colour! I love it. So healthy and full of flavour too.I could eat a bowl of this soup right now!
Thanks, Mel! :-) Glad you like it!
Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
Most beautiful soup ever! Kind of looks like a vibrant park in the top view shots :) Love it.
Haha! I got so many people telling me it looks like a forest or like a golf course, Audrey! :D But a vibrant park sounds pretty good too. ;-)
The Vegan 8
This soup is just GORGEOUS Sina!! Seriously, the color is out of this world and I love all the ingredients you chose!
Thanks, Brandi! :-)
That green looks amazing – totally love all of these ingredients too. Yummy!
Thanks, Trinity! :-) Glad you like it!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
It’s so green it’s perfect!!!! That is a crazy awesome bowl of health and yum!
Thanks, Rebecca! :-)
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
You are right, I would not have guess how many veggies you packed into one beautiful soup! I think “Hulk Soup” would be a pretty appropriate name, but I have to admit the word “potato” in the title is one of the main things that drew me in. I LOVE potato in soup, throw in any and all veggies, as long as there is creamy potato then I am on board!
Haha! I’ll let my boyfriend now that the name he came up with actually wasn’t that bad after all, Natalie! ;-) I totally agree with you, creamy potato soups are so delicious!
What a gorgeous green color! And I love all the delicious veggies in there to give it flavor. Delicious! Is soy/oat cuisine the yogurt looking stuff on top? I’ve never heard of that before.
Thanks, Jenn! :-) Soy or oat cuisine is like vegan cream. It became pretty popular in Germany over the last one or two years and you can find it now in almost any grocery store. :-)
Hi – my daughter and I just made this soup and it tastes delicious! Our color isn’t as gorgeously bright green, though. Do you have any tips? Thanks!