This recipe will warm you from the inside out. I love this recipe as it’s quick and very easy to pull together if you don’t have a lot of time to cook.
The first time I made this recipe, it was by accident – as most of my recipes begin. I had been craving potato leek soup but had wanted something more well balanced after a long day of hiking. So, I started to think how I could possibly add more protein and healthy fats to this classic dish.
Voila- lentils, quinoa and coconut milk!
My fist batch was pretty darn good and only got better from there. I’m confident that this will become a favourite in your household too!
Loaded with protein, this soup will fill you up and keep your muscles strong after a strenuous day. This is the perfect post-workout/activity meal with a healthy balance of carbohydrates for energy, protein for muscle repair, and fats for vitamin and mineral absorption and brain health.
This one is a MUST ADD to your meal plan this week.
Full of Protein Potato Leek Soup
**Find the PDF printable version of this recipe on my website here!
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 1/2 cups leeks, chopped
- 1 small yellow onion
- 4 cups Yukon gold potatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 1/2 cup red lentils, rinsed
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 1 can coconut milk
- salt & pepper to taste
- green onions (optional for topping)
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek & onion and sauté about 5 minutes until softened
- Add potatoes, quinoa, lentils, & broth. Bring to a boil over high heat and then lower to simmer covered for 20-25 minutes
- Add coconut milk, salt & pepper. Blend with immersion blender until desired consistency.
- Serve hot topped with green onions & pepper
Note: Freeze leftovers for a quick “emergency” meal.
Love & Happy Cooking,
In the recipe, do you use cooked quinoa and lentils, or uncooked?
Hey Erin 🙂 great question and thanks for asking. I usually just use uncooked quinoa and lentils as they will cook while the soup cooks. Let me know how it goes 🙂 Enjoy!
Hi there. Have you worked out the calories etc for this soup? It looks incredible! X
Hi Erin, Thanks for the comment, and love that you’ve found this recipe 🙂 I’m sorry at this time I don’t have the nutritional breakdown for this soup. I don’t believe in counting calories for many reasons and believe that eating whole real foods and learning to listen to your body is the best way to bring health in all areas of our life 🙂 Hope you do give the soup a try and let me know what you think!