Kohlrabi, Potato, and Leek Soup

To give this dreamy vegan soup some crunch, we've roasted chickpeas (with a garlic-onion seasoning) to go on top!

bowl Kohlrabi, Potato, and Leek Soup with pan of chickpeas
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
60 mins


  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and patted dry

  • 4 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 pound leeks (white and light green parts only), halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 inch thick

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 pound kohlrabi, peeled and chopped

  • 2 ½ cup unsalted vegetable broth

  • 2 ½ cup water

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place chickpeas on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until crisp all the way through, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a bowl. Add 1 Tbsp. of the oil, the onion powder, and garlic powder; toss to coat.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 4- to 5-qt. Dutch oven heat 2 Tbsp. of the oil over medium. Add leeks; cover and cook 15 minutes or until softened.

  3. Add rosemary and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute or until fragrant. Stir in potatoes, kohlrabi, broth, the water, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered,15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes and kohlrabi are fork-tender. Cool slightly.

  4. Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir in remaining 1 Tbsp. oil, the vinegar, and salt. Working in batches, transfer soup to a blender; cover and blend until smooth. Season to taste with pepper.

  5. Top each serving with 2 Tbsp. of the crispy chickpeas. If desired, sprinkle with additional fresh rosemary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
8g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 414mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 21.2mg 106%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 401mg 9%
Folate, total 51.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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