Artichoke, Leek & White Bean Soup Recipe

Easy Healthy Vegan Artichoke Soup Recipe

Artichoke Leek Soup

The smooth texture and creamy richness of this fiber-packed soup provide the perfect backdrop for its sophisticated flavors.

This tasty vegetarian soup recipe is a sample recipe from the cookbook, The 4 Ingredient Vegan by Maribeth Adams, with Anne Dinshah.

We also feature their easy healthy Lentil Vegetable Supper Recipe

Total Prep & Cook Time: 45 min

8 Servings

Nutrition Data Per Serving: Calories 172, Fat 2 g Sodium 41 mg, Carbohydrate 30 g, Fiber 8 g Sugars 1 g, Protein 9 g, Vitamin A 13% DV, Vit C 14% DV, Calcium 8% DV, Iron 14% DV, Glycemic Load 12


  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 leeks, white parts only, chopped and washed (see tip)
  • 2 pkg (9 oz each) frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
  • 1 carton (32 oz ) vegetable broth
  • 2 cans (15.5 oz each ) great northern beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Optional: lemon wedges
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  • 1. Heat the oil in a heavy soup pot over medium-high heat.
  • 2. Add the leeks and cook and stir for about 7 minutes, or until the leeks are tender and golden brown.
  • 3. Add the artichoke hearts and cook and stir for 5 minutes. Stir in the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 4. Stir in the beans. Cook for 10 minutes longer.
  • 5. Remove from the heat. Process until smooth using a handheld blender.
  • 6. Alternatively cool the soup until it's barely steaming; then process it until smooth in batches in a standard blender and return it to the pot.
  • 7. Don't fill the blender more than 1/2 full
  • 8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 9. Garnish each serving with a lemon wedge, if desired.
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Savvy Veg Recipe Tips:

Look for frozen artichoke hearts at your local supermarket; although they can be hard to find, they are significantly higher in flavor than canned artichoke hearts, and superior in texture and overall quality too.

We found that 2 leeks, 1 can of beans, and 1 package of frozen artichoke hearts was enough for the amount of broth involved. Otherwise the soup would be pudding-like.

Frozen artichoke hearts are very fibrous, and should be chopped before cooking. We used a jar blender because our stick blender just wasn't doing the job on all that fiber.

We thought that broccoli would be a good alternative to frozen artichoke hearts if you can't find them - less expensive, too! In that case, reduce the cooking time.

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