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The Easiest Leek And Lima Bean Soup

  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 5 bowls of soup 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Sweet and savory leeks are combined with garlic and lima beans in this silky flavor-packed soup. With less than 5 ingredients, this vegan-friendly, plant-based soup will stay on your list of favorite recipes all winter long (fall, spring, and summer too!). The easiest leek and lima bean soup is perfect for a stay at home lunch or healthy dinner.



1 large leek or 2 medium leeks, cleaned and sliced

1 Tbsp olive oil

8 cloves of garlic, minced

4 cups (24oz.) frozen lima beans

5 cups vegetable broth

1 tsp salt

fresh cracked black pepper to taste

2 tsp lemon juice


  1. Saute: Saute sliced leeks in olive oil until soft and tender, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another three minutes.
  2. Simmer: Add lima beans, broth, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 45 minutes-1 hour.
  3. Blend: Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. (or transfer to a blender or food processor).
  4. Add Lemon: Add lemon juice and stir until combined.
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American

Keywords: leek and lima bean soup, lima beans, leeks, vegan leek soup, vegetarian soups, soup, soup recipe, winter soups