This dairy free potato soup recipe is sponsored by La Tourangelle, a year long partner of Hearbeet Kitchen. Here I’ve used their Extra Virgin Olive and Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil.
I love dairy just as much as anybody. But I’m also particularly fascinated by the magic of using just vegetables to create that same creaminess, especially when it’s in the form of a simple, comforting soup.
A dairy free potato soup probably sounds plain, but there are parsnips too! Which have a sweet and nutty flavor. They’re balanced by the soft, delicate flavor of the potatoes, making for a great match. For those of you who’ve never tried, parsnips, this would be a fabulous introduction!
The ingredient list is short for this healthy soup, and it comes together in 30 minutes. And let it be known that the toppings – chives, toasted pepita seeds, and oils – are just as important as the main event.
The broth component is chicken stock, which I used for depth, but you could use vegetable stock instead to make this vegetarian.
There are two oils used, for different purposes:
La Tourangelle Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: For sautéing the onions and garlic, to bring out their best qualities, and finishing. This Extra Virgin Olive Oil is cold pressed from olives that are harvested early in the season in Andalucía, Spain. Processing shortly after harvest preserves the naturally high antioxidant levels and yields a well-balanced, extra fresh oil, that is bright, peppery, and ideal for daily cooking.
La Tourangelle Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil: For finishing the soup, and making every bite true bliss! This oil is so unique and special – I’ve actually never tasted anything like it. You’ll notice that the color is a deep brown, and it has a thick texture, almost like a balsamic glaze. Slowly roasted to perfection and lightly filtered, this oil adds a rich nutty taste to salad dressing, drizzled in pasta, and on top of soup.
And there’s one more secret to this soup!
I add 1/3 cup raw cashews to the simmering soup, which soften before blending, resulting in the creamiest non-dairy soup evaaaaaa. I encourage you to use this trick in other soups or sauces too!
Can you freeze potato soup?
Yes! This soup freezes well, and the texture does not change one bit after reheating. Use glass jars for freezing, leaving an inch or so at the top for expansion from the cold.
Is this potato soup gluten free?
Yes! It is in fact both dairy free and gluten free. But you won’t miss any flavor.
What should I serve with potato soup?