Leek and oatmeal broth is a humble soup prepared with everyday ingredients but packed with flavour and nutrition. A long-standing Irish classic that is ideal for everyday enjoyment, or as part of a St Patrick's Day meal.Serve with a wedge of Irish soda bread for a satisfying starter, lunch or light dinner.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup, Starter
Prep Time 15mins
Cook Time 25mins
Total Time 40mins
Hand blender or food processer/blender, to blend broth, optional
450gramsleeks3 medium, washed well, trimmed and sliced thin. After trimming I had 450g of leeks left.
Add the plant milk, vegan stock, bay leaf and a little salt and black pepper to a large pan.Bring to a simmer and sprinkle in the oatmeal.
Simmer gently for 10 minutes.
Add the leeks and simmer for 10 minutes. Don't fast boil.
Taste the seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.Remove the bay leaf.
Sprinkle some parsley over each serving and add a little drizzle of plant based cream to each bowl if liked.
Nutritional information is provided for guidance only and is not a strict calculation as ingredients vary. Data is calculated using computerized nutrition apps.
For a lower sodium broth use a vegan stock with less added salt.
This broth is best if it is not allowed to fast boil, instead allowed to gently simmer on a low heat.
It's best to use a plant-milk that has been proven to not curdle or split at high heat, any milk that works well with hot tea or coffee should be fine.
I prefer to blitz this broth with my hand held blender, but it can be served without blending. However, if your broth does happen to curdle then if you have any type of blender or food processer then simply blend and it will be fine.
If preferred omit the plant milk and use all vegan broth. A vegan chicken flavoured broth works well with this soup. A link to the stock powder I use is included within the ingredient list.
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge, covered, for 3 days.
Or frozen for up to 4 months.
Reheat leftover broth by gently bringing to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
Serve this broth as a starter, lunch or a light dinner.
This broth is especially good as part of a St Patrick's Day or other Irish themed meal/spread.
Anyone in the family feeling under-the-weather? A cup of leek and oatmeal broth is nourishing, comforting, warming and gentle on the stomach.