Comforting golden potato and butternut squash leek soup! So much more than your average potato leek soup. Vegan, healing, paleo, whole30, gluten free.
Slice the leeks in half lengthwise and rinse well. Then slice them crosswise into half moons about 1/2" thick. Peel the butternut squash and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and soft flesh. Cube the squash into 1" cubes.
Heat the oil in a soup pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the leeks and saute, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and saute, stirring often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the squash and potatoes and stir to combine. Saute 2 minutes, until fragrant.
Add the stock, water, and the herbs. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer. Simmer 15 minutes, or until the potatoes and squash are very tender.
Remove the herbs and puree the soup with an immersion blender or in batches in a blender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!