Vegan Potato Kale Soup

This Vegan Potato Kale Soup is a fabulous, comforting, warm-you-from-the-inside-out soup that is perfect for this time of year when we need something extra to keep us warm. It is super simple, colorful, nutritious and delicious. Recipe by Chef Ani.

Serves 4 | Prep time: 20 mins | Cooking time: 25-35 mins


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely sliced leek (optional)
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound baby potatoes, sliced into 2.5cm/1in slices
  • 1 small parsnip, diced (optional)
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/8–1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Better-Than-Bouillon (vegetable base)
  • 1 cup finely minced fresh kale
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk, solid part (See note below)
  • 1 Tbsp vegan margarine (e.g. Earth Balance – optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, sauté onion and leek in olive oil until softened. Next, add the chopped parsnip and minced garlic, and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add vegetable stock, water, sliced potatoes, salt, crushed red pepper, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover with a lid, and let simmer until potatoes are fork-tender (20-30 minutes)
  3. Add creamer, kale, and Better-than-Bouillon, and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the optional margarine and salt to taste. If the soup seems thin, smash a few potatoes with a fork, and stir. Serve with French Bread, dinner rolls, or homemade croutons.


  • Coconut Creamer: Most of the time a can of full-fat coconut milk will separate into a solid white part and liquid coconut water. We like to use the solid white part in this soup. Scoop it out of the can with a spoon. The reason for this is to diminish the coconut flavor in the soup. Taste and increase creamer according to taste.
  • Another option for a plant-based creamer is Cashew Cream: Pre-soak cashews for several hours before making the cream. Drain & rinse. Add cashews to a blender with 3/4 cup water. Blend until smooth.

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Guest Blogger Chef Ani

Hello, my name is Ani. I am the plant-based chef, recipe developer, food photographer and videographer behind and @ChefAni on YouTube. See all recipes by Chef

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