Plant-Based Soup Recipes

Making great soup is an art. Often homemade soups call for many ingredients and long cooking times, but I made it a point to include some soup recipes that come together fast, because everyone loves soup, especially on a cold, rainy day. If you find a good vegetable broth (or if you make your own) and you use high-quality produce, even a quick soup can be delicious.

Keep in mind that soup is always tastier the day after it’s made; letting it rest gives the flavors a chance to marry. And since leftover soup is always better, make extra whenever you can.

Heirloom Tomato Soup

Heirloom Tomato Soup

Regular tomatoes can be used for this recipe, but the high sugar content and low acidity of heirloom tomatoes makes them ideal to use in this soup.
Cream of Corn Soup

Cream of Corn Soup

Fresh corn is sweetest in late summer and early fall. But this recipe can be made year-round by substituting frozen or canned corn when fresh isn’t available.
Carrot-Ginger Soup

Carrot-Ginger Soup

Luckily, carrots are available year-round. That means you can serve this soup cold on a really hot summer’s day or piping hot during a cold winter’s night.
Butternut Squash and Kale Soup

Butternut Squash and Kale Soup

Adding the ginger at the end of the cooking time preserves its spicy kick, which beautifully compliments the sweetness of the squash.
Cream of Spinach Soup

Cream of Spinach Soup

This soup is a terrific way to get your daily dose of greens without having to eat them raw. For a different twist, replace the spinach with an equal amount of kale.
Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

One of my earliest food memories is having Tortilla Soup from my grandmother’s kitchen. Corn tortillas are easily available in most supermarkets. White corn tortillas are more common than yellow ones, but either kind will work.

Mucha Onion Soup

This is a great alternative to french onion soup. Be sure to pay close attention throughout the entire cooking process to avoid burning the onions and achieve the right flavor.
Kabocha Squash and Yellow Curry Soup

Kabocha Squash and Yellow Curry Soup

Recipes that combine winter squash with curry seasonings are very popular in Asian countries. The combination works great because the sweet and spicy flavors are an ideal complement.
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