Broccoli Leek Soup Recipe

Broccoli Leek Soup Recipe

This broccoli leek soup recipe takes simple seasonal ingredients and transforms them into a flavorful soup. No one flavor overpowers another here: the sweetness of the peas mingles with the broccoli, leeks, potato, and onion to create a balanced dish perfect as a cozy winter soup, or as a light meal on hot summer’s day.

How to Use Leeks

Leeks are in the onion and garlic family, and look like large scallions. Leeks have a milder, more delicate flavor than onions, and lend a great flavor to soups. One of my favorite leek recipes is this Turkish-style leek recipe, and they are also terrific in this sausage dinner skillet recipe. Leeks tend to hide dirt in their many layers, and can be tricky to get clean. To clean leeks, I cut off the dark green part from the white and light green parts. Then I cut the white and light green part vertically, just down to the root, but leaving the root intact. This way I can easily fan out the layers under running water to wash the dirt away. Watch my video on how to clean and store leeks here.

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Serving Suggestions

This broccoli leek soup recipe pairs well with Sweet Potato Salad with Nasturtium Pesto, or Radish and White Bean Salad.

Broccoli Leek Soup Recipe, leek recipes

Broccoli Leek Soup Recipe

This nutritious soup is easily made with produce available all year round.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: California
Keyword: broccoli leek soup recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 large onion
  • 3 large leeks
  • 1/2 pound russet potatoes
  • 3 ¾ cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 large head broccoli
  • 1 ½ cups frozen peas or fresh peas
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil or unsalted butter, or a mixture
  • 2-3 Tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Sprigs of parsley, to garnish


  • Chop onion. Clean leeks and slice white and light green parts only. Chop potatoes (no need to peel). 
  • Mix together onion, leeks, potatoes, stock and bay leaf in a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Cover, lower to a simmer, and let cook for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cut broccoli into florets, peel the stem and cut into bite sized pieces. Add the broccoli and peas to the pot, cover, return to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook for 10 more minutes, or until potatoes and broccoli are soft, stirring occasionally.
  • Mix in the olive oil or butter, remove from heat, and remove and discard bay leaf. Allow to cool slightly, then blend with a stick immersion blender* and puree.
  • Add the parsley and blend so that there are still small flecks of parsley in the soup.
  • Return soup to saucepan and reheat gently. Add salt and pepper.**
  • Serve into individual bowls and garnish with parsley sprigs.


*Soup may also be removed from the pot and pureed in a blender. Use caution when doing this.
**take into account if your stock is already salted, added salt will be less than ¾ teaspoon.
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