Creamy Vegan Colcannon Soup Perfect for Chilly Days











This Creamy Vegan Colcannon Soup is perfect for chilly autumn days, offering a comforting blend of potatoes, kale, and flavorful seasonings. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, and packed with nutrients, making it a healthy and delicious choice!


Step 1: Starting the Soup

Begin by heating a tablespoon of cooking oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Wait for the oil to shimmer until it goes to the next step. This initial step is crucial for fostering a base of flavor for our soup.
Pro Tip: Make sure the oil is shimmering to properly sauté the veggies.

Step 2: Sauté the Vegetables

To the heated oil, add chopped leeks, minced garlic, and diced celery. Cook these, stirring frequently, for about 3 to 4 minutes or until you notice the edges turning a golden brown. The mixture of these aromatics will act as a flavorful backbone to our soup, their fragrances mingling beautifully even before the addition of other vegetables.
Pro Tip: Golden edges on your veggies will bring out a richer flavor.

Step 3: Add Main Ingredients

Now, introduce the chopped parsnips, diced potatoes, shredded cabbage, and chopped kale into the pot. Pour in the vegetable stock, and season with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine everything. Then, reduce the heat to medium, covering the pot to allow the flavors to meld, ensuring the vegetables will become tender and imbue the stock with their essence.
Pro Tip: Chopping vegetables to similar sizes ensures even cooking.

Step 4: Simmer the Soup

Bring the mixture to a boil before reducing the heat to maintain a low simmer. Let it cook for 30 to 35 minutes. During this time, the vegetables will soften and their flavors will deepen and come together in a harmonious blend, making the soup rich and hearty.
Pro Tip: A gentle simmer ensures the vegetables don't become mushy.

Step 5: Blend to Perfection

After the vegetables are tender, stir in the lemon juice for a bright note of acidity. Then, use an immersion blender right in the pot (or transfer in batches to a blender) to puree the soup until completely smooth. This step transforms the chunky mixture into a creamy, velvety soup that’s utterly comforting.
Pro Tip: Lemon juice adds a bright, fresh flavor to the rich soup.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

Serve the soup immediately, steaming hot, for a heartwarming meal. Alternatively, it can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3 days, making it a perfect make-ahead option for meal prep or a comforting meal any night of the week.
Pro Tip: Garnish with fresh herbs or a dollop of vegan sour cream for extra flavor.