25 Vegan Soup Recipes
You don't need heavy cream or chicken broth to make a satisfying meal. Here's the proof: vegan soups with all plant-based ingredients!
Several of our best vegan soups are hearty enough to be a full vegan dinner, thanks to a hefty portion of plant-based protein (think tofu, beans, lentils and grains). These soups take inspiration from around the world, using spices, herbs and surprising ingredients to pack plenty of flavor into every bowl.
Serve the soup with a simple vegan side, salad or a loaf of crusty bread.
In this recipe, a Moroccan spice blend adds complexity and heat to a simple vegetable stew. Pair with couscous or pita bread—or make a gluten-free dinner by serving the soup with rice or quinoa.
Ramen packets are tasty in a pinch, but making homemade ramen pays dividends. The recipe amps up the flavors of a store-bought broth with miso and soy sauce, adding rich umami flavor. Topping with seared tofu makes the soup a full meal. The trick to crispy tofu is pressing it well.
Looking for a protein-rich vegan soup? Beans and lentils are your best friends. Lentils have 12 grams of protein in one 1/2-cup serving, plus they’re rich in iron and fiber. The mild, nutty flavor of brown lentils tastes delicious in this vegetable soup, which cooks in about 30 minutes. It’s one of our favorite easy lentil recipes.
This is one of the simplest vegan soups around, since the main ingredient comes in a can. No need to use fresh pumpkin here, since the uniform, super-smooth texture of canned pumpkin actually works best. A dash of coconut milk, maple syrup and cinnamon make this one of our best fall recipes.
This thick, hearty potato soup takes advantage of the many good vegan butter and milk substitutes on the market today. (Try our favorite non-dairy milk brands, if you don’t have a favorite yet.) The result is a creamy soup that no one would guess is vegan.
This vegan broccoli cheddar soup recipe is creamy, rich and comforting. It’s perfect for weeknight dinners or to make ahead and store as a freezer meal.