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The Best Vegetarian Soups: Six Easy Recipes From our Library

It’s that time of year when the cold weather starts to come in, and the daylight hours decrease – Soup season! But while temperatures are dropping, food prices are not! Vegetarian soups are easy meals you can make on a small budget. From creamy potato leek soup to African Inspired Stews, these healthy soup recipes will inspire your next meal!

There are a few components that you’ll need for every healthy soup recipe. Every delicous soup needs vegetable broth and fresh herbs that will add so much flavor. A good soup needs lots of vegetables and sometimes an immersion blender. But for the most part you’ll need minimal equipment. My favorite pot to make soup in is my dutch oven, but you can use any large pot that works for you.

Let me know in the comments below if you try or like any of these delicious vegetarian soup recipes! It helps keep the blog going!

Vegan Romesco Soup Recipe

Whether you’re in the mood for pasta or a soup, this roasted red bell pepper recipe serves as the perfect starting point for both. This easy vegan romesco sauce recipe is a personal favorite of mine. To make it a soup, all you need to do is add a bit of vegetable broth. It’s a great way to start incorporating healthy, sustainable vegan meals into your diet. It’s a light take on a creamy tomato soup. 

I really like this versatile romesco sauce recipe. To start, it’s quick to make; and while I do really enjoy cooking, sometimes I don’t feel like it. And while takeout is a great way to support a small business, it’s not always the healthiest option. 

I love dishes that are versatile and allow me to use them in different ways really helps me differentiate my diet. I get bored eating the same meals! It’s a very passive recipe that you can make while you are working, cleaning, or just simply relaxing. Best of all, you can always take a step in between and save the next part for the next day. This vegan romesco recipe refrigerates well as a creamy pasta sauce or a soup base.

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Potato Leek Soup

vegan or vegetarian potato leek soup. Can be made either way

There’s nothing quite like a hearty and creamy soup on a cold day, especially up here in the Northeast.  My recipe for potato leek soup can be made vegan or vegetarian but can be enjoyed by everyone! The main ingredients in this 

You’ll need to start with some olive oil in a large pot or a dutch oven. Add your leeks and onions and let them get fragrant. After that, you can add your chopped potatoes and cover it with vegetable broth. Once it’s simmered for thirty minutes or so, you can hit it with an immersion blender.

With its velvety texture and harmonious flavors, this vegan potato leek soup recipe is a winner for any occasion. Whether you’re seeking comfort on a chilly day, or craving a nourishing meal, this is one of many healthy soup recipes that will delight your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied. The combination of creamy potatoes, aromatic leeks, and a touch of thyme creates a truly memorable experience.

Regardless how you prepare it, this vegan potato leek soup is a hearty recipe that will fill you up and keep you warm on a cold day.

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Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

While not quite a vegetarian soup, one recipe you’ll have to try this season is this sweet potato and chickpea stew. There is about 10 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein in this recipe, along with some great micronutrients like calcium, iron, and potassium all coming in at double-digit daily values!

The main ingredients in this healthy soup recipe are sweet potatoes and spinach, but you can really add any vegetables you have like green beans, fresh tomatoes, or even white beans. You can spice it up with red pepper flakes or chili powder to create a flavorful soup. 

This sweet potato and chickpea stew was inspired by West African soups and stews, which leverage vegetable-heavy dishes and tons of flavor from spices. One of the great things about stews in general is the ability to generate a large number of portions with little additional effort. This recipe yields up to ten portions alone, and if served over rice or with bread, it can stretch up to twelve servings. 

If you’re like me and you don’t like to eat the same thing over and over again, this recipe freezes well and can be a great addition to your meal prep. Plus it’s packed with veggies that deliver loads of nutrients. We make our vegetable stock from scratch, so our sodium content is not as high, but you can always purchase a low-sodium brand available at most grocery stores. 

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blended tomato and lentil soup is a healthy vegetarian soup recipe

Tomato and Lentil Soup

Creamy tomato and lentil soup takes a fan favorite and an underdog. This vegetarian soup combines tomatoes and lentils together in order to form a nutrient-packed and hearty soup. Our preparation instructions provide tips on how to be more sustainable, and waste less. This recipe provides you with an excellent source of fiber as well as a good source of protein and iron without any animal products. Within thirty minutes, you are ready to eat a meal that sustains you and the planet. 

Each Serving has 9g of fiber and 13g of protein. Total sugars are not added sugars, but naturally derived from carrots, tomatoes, and other vegetables in the recipe. This vegetarian soup recipe has a low glycemic impact and will fill you up! It pairs wonderfully with a grilled cheese sandwich, and is one of the best vegan soup recipes on the site!

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Vegan chili with TVP

Vegetarian or Vegan Chili with TVP

We’re taking a pantry and budget-friendly vegetarian spin on a classic recipe to make vegetarian or vegan chili with TVP.

The great benefit about this dish is that is has 21 grams of protein per serving! It ensures the dish will fill you up, but it isn’t calorie dense at 340 calories per serving. There is also 16 grams of fiber from this meal, so it will be sure to keep you balanced. If you choose, you can top it with healthy fats like avocado. Highly recommend adding your preferred regular or non-dairy sour cream and shredded cheese.

The key ingredients in this vegetarian chili recipe is TVP or texturized vegetable protein is a type of protein isolate that has been processed into a shape that looks like ground meat. Contrary to popular belief, TVP has actually existed for quite some time. Back in the day, it was used to extend the yield of things like ground meat in fast food establishments. The benefit of using TVP is that it is shelf-stable and animal product-free. While TVP can come from many sources, the two most popular types are derived from soy and pea protein. 

Some other key ingredients include fire roasted diced green chilis, black jalapenos, crushed tomatoes, and corn. But you can change this recipe up however you want to make chili your favorite way. 

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Vegetarian French Onion Soup

While we don’t have a recipe for this one just yet, we have a video! We’re working on the post for this one now, but this vegetarian French Onion is one for the books! If you didn’t know, most French onion soup is made with beef broth, which gives it an rich, umami flavor. In place of beef stock, we’ve added minced mushrooms, savory vegetable stock, red wine, and some soy sauce to create this rich flavor. This recipe is made with simple ingredients like onions, oil, mushrooms, and vegetable stock and comes together in about 30 minutes. 

Simply start by caramelizing the onions, and then adding your mushrooms. Once those are cooked, add garlic, wine, and soy sauce. Top with the vegetable stock and let that cook for about 30 minutes. From there, you can broil crusty bread with cheese and place it on top of the soup. This saves you from having to broil an individual bowl or crock. 

You won’t want to miss out on this recipe, it’s become a weeknight winter favorite!

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That’s it for these Healthy Vegetarian Soups!

Hope you enjoyed this round-up of our favorite vegetarian soup recipes. We hope all of these healthy soup recipes keep you cozy and warm on cold nights this winter. You might even find a few favorites with all of the hearty vegetables that can make delicious soups. Let me know in the comments below if you try or like any of these veggie-packed soups! It helps keep the blog going!

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