Easy Leek Potato Stew

Simple and tasty, healthy Leek Potato Stew made with fresh vegetables, enriched with proteins, healthy fats and super spice – turmeric. This stew is real immunity booster and excellent for the post-holiday body cleanse.

When winter starts showing its sharp biting teeth, or after a lavish holiday feast, soups and stews are meals that are more than welcome in our tummies.  So, my dear friends, for the first recipe in the new year, I’d like to share with you this wonderful Leek Potato Stew that my family just love. It’s a quite classic recipe, but yet somehow unique. This stew is light, creamy and made with all wholesome, healthy ingredients. Furthermore, this Leek Potato Stew is great flu-fighting buddy and will wash out all that accumulated holiday toxins right up from your body. A true natural medicine. 

Simple, and yet so tasty, healthy Leek Potato Stew made with fresh vegetables, enriched with proteins, healthy fats and super spice - turmeric. This stew is real immunity booster and excellent for the post-holiday body cleanse. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later! #vegetarian #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Stew is made with fresh seasonal vegetables – leeks, celeriac (celery root), carrots, and potatoes, that are full of healthy fibers, vitamins, and minerals. To make this Leek Potato Stew even healthier, I added super spice – turmeric, which is one of the most powerful natural remedies in the world. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant and immune booster. Turmeric is also great for cleansing and aiding our digestion – it reduces bloating, cleanses the liver and gallbladder, stimulates our metabolism. I really love turmeric and I use it daily.  If you can stand “the heat”, a spicy food, then you can also add a bit of cayenne pepper to the stew. Cayenne pepper also has anti-inflammatory effects and is excellent for our metabolism and our immunity.

Simple, and yet so tasty, healthy Leek Potato Stew made with fresh vegetables, enriched with proteins, healthy fats and super spice - turmeric. This stew is real immunity booster and excellent for the post-holiday body cleanse. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later! #vegetarian #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Since I’m kinda tired of all that holiday meat (turkey this, turkey that ), I made this Leek Potato Stew completely vegetarian. BUUUT if you have a meat-lover husband, like me, just serve him aside some homemade cooked sausage. That will please his meat cravings while rest of family can enjoy in this plant based meal. And yes… don’t forget to serve a slice of homemade bread with this lovely stew. More fibers and nutrients.  

Stew is a wonderfully creamy, enriched with nutritious, protein-packed Greek yogurt. Quick note. Add Greek yogurt into stew after the stew is cooked, not while is cooking. That way yogurt will not lose its nutritional value. Also, add some extra virgin olive or flaxseed oil to boost up healthy omega-3 fats. Note that the flaxseed oil has a bitter taste so if you are not used to it, then olive oil is a better option for you. I thickened Leek Potato Stew with gluten-free tapioca flour but if you are not sensitive to gluten then you can use plain whole wheat flour instead in the same ratio.

Simple, and yet so tasty, healthy Leek Potato Stew made with fresh vegetables, enriched with proteins, healthy fats and super spice - turmeric. This stew is real immunity booster and excellent for the post-holiday body cleanse. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later! #vegetarian #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Simple, and yet so tasty, healthy Leek Potato Stew made with fresh vegetables, enriched with proteins, healthy fats and super spice - turmeric. This stew is real immunity booster and excellent for the post-holiday body cleanse. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later! #vegetarian #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Leek Potato Stew is quick and easy to make and thus perfect for those busy weekdays, when you and your family craves for warm and comforting meal with the spoon. Stew can stand in the refrigerator up to 2-3 days and can be easily frozen, so don’t worry if you got leftovers. Just put leftover stew in the fridge. This stew can be eaten chilled, so it’s perfect in hot summer day too.

Simple, and yet so tasty, healthy Leek Potato Stew made with fresh vegetables, enriched with proteins, healthy fats and super spice - turmeric. This stew is real immunity booster and excellent for the post-holiday body cleanse. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later! #vegetarian #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Leek Potato Stew is…

  • full of healthy nutrients – dietary fibers, vitamins, and minerals,
  • rich in proteins and healthy fats – omega 3,
  • loaded vitamin C, K and vitamin A, manganese and iron,
  • it strengthens the immune system and cleanses the body of toxins,
  • requires few ingredients, and it’s super easy to make,
  • low-calorie food that helps with weight loss,
  • budget friendly dish,
  • vegetarian and gluten-free.

My husband is not that big fan of leeks. BUT this Leek Potato Stew always makes him “omnomnom” at loud. Is it because of the creamy texture or soft vegetables that literally melts in your mouth? Is it because of that wonderful warm feeling of pleasure after just few gulps of this amazingly delicious stew? Who knows… What is certain is that this Leek Potato Stew is perfect for cold winter days and those days when you just need a big comforting veggie hug. 

 Do you like leeks? How do you usualy prepare leek stew? Let’s chat in comments! 

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Simple, and yet so tasty, healthy Leek Potato Stew made with fresh vegetables, enriched with proteins, healthy fats and super spice - turmeric. This stew is real immunity booster and excellent for the post-holiday body cleanse. CLICK to read the recipe or PIN for later! #vegetarian #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Easy Leek Potato Stew
Serves 4
Simple, and yet so tasty, healthy Leek Potato Stew made with fresh vegetables, enriched with proteins, healthy fats and super spice - turmeric. This stew is real immunity booster and excellent for the post-holiday body cleanse.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2-3 medium leeks, dark green stems removed, washed thoroughly and sliced thinly
  2. 2-3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes
  3. 1 large or 2 small carrots, peeled and chopped into small cubes
  4. ½ medium celeriac (celery root), peeled and chopped into small cubes
  5. 4 cups vegetable stock *
  6. 3 dry bay leaves
  7. 1 tablespoon tapioca flour (tapioca starch)
  8. 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  9. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  10. Himalayan salt, to taste
  11. Cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
Extra
  1. 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt (per person) **
  2. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil (per person)
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot bring vegetable stock to boil. Lower to a simmer. Add chopped vegetables and bay leaf. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine tapioca flour with 2 tablespoons warm water. Stir until mixture is smooth. Add the mixture into the stew. Stir in turmeric and apple cider vinegar. Add salt to taste. Mix stew well and leave to cook for another few minutes.
  3. Serve the stew with Greek yogurt and extra virgin olive or flaxseed oil. Add cayenne pepper to taste if desired.
Notes
  1. * For the gluten-free version, use gluten-free vegetable broth.
  2. ** For a vegan version, instead of Greek yogurt use coconut milk/cream.
  3. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2-3 days and also can be frozen.
  4. For a kid-friendly version, skip cayenne pepper.
  5. As a measure, I used a 240 ml cup (US cup).
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24 Comments

  1. This sounds like it would be perfect for these chilly nights!

  2. This stew just looks so comforting and delicious, Natalie! I could go for a bowl right now! Happy New Year! xo

  3. This is such a gorgeous soup – the weather is going to turn this weekend, so I’ll keep this recipe ready for the impending cold.

  4. I use turmeric in my curries and basically everything. Love the addition of it in this stew. Also started using leek only lately, love the combo when it combines with potato. Great idea of using Greek yogrut instead of cream. On the whole healthy stew I will give it a try.

  5. Your description really makes me want to try this. I’ve never had celeriac before. And I really like leeks, but I hate cleaning them. All in all, the turmeric, yogurt an oil drizzle really make this recipe stand out. Thanks for your notes, too.

  6. Mmm this looks so hearty and comforting. Celery root is such an underutilized vegetable, but I just love it!! Definitely need to add some to my next soup recipe 🙂

  7. Love the leek – potato combination! Looks so delicious! Will be trying it soon!

  8. Oh YUM! This leek potato stew looks like just what the winter ordered… to help keep us sane and warm! Haha. I love that you created a recipe that’s so full of protein and packed full of the good stuff! This will definitely help offset all of the crazy holiday eating we’ve all been doing. Btw, I LOVE these photos! Is that a new board??? Can’t wait to see more shoots featuring this! It’s a good thing you got the ol’ hubster to enjoy leeks–if anyone can do it, Natalie can! 😉 Have a great weekend my friend! xo

    • Haha … Thanks friend! Yes, that’s a new board… Nothing can escape your vigilant eye 😉 :* I’m working on boosting up my photography a little. Still much to learn. This soup can be vegan too, just swap greek yoghurt with some coconut creamer, so I hope you’ll give this soup a try. Xoxo

  9. Happy New Year, Natalie!! This soup is such a great way to start 2017! I’ve been feeling run down, so this is exactly what the doctor ordered (or should have ordered. lol). Love the flavors and that it’s creamy, yet light at the same time! Looks just delicious girl! Can’t wait to give it a try! Cheers!

  10. This looks delicious. I can’t believe it’s so easy – it looks so fancy, like something you’d get at a restaurant.

  11. Natalie, this potato leek stew sounds absolutely perfect for the cold winter days we’ve been having. Love the fact that you added turmeric and greek yogurt to this stew. Adding this one to my collection of stews. Thanks for sharing a great recipe 🙂

  12. I flipping ADORE leeks but I don’t eat nearly enough of them anymore – I need to change this. Steamed leeks with salmon is the bomb!

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