Best of the Best: Soup Season (vegan)

Soup season is upon us and I am READY. Whether served alone, with some crusty bread or with toppings galore, I am a soup lover to the core. I like them hearty, flavorful and, of course, plant-based, so I’ve rounded up some of my faves that fit the bill. All of these guys are tried-and-true winners, and I’m excited to get them all in one place for you. Which one looks best?

GREEK LEMONY WHITE BEAN & ORZO SOUP (AKA VEGAN AVGOLEMONO)

This is maybe the most popular soup on my blog. So many people have tried it and loved it, it just had to be number one on this list. If you’ve ever had a Greek Avgolemono Soup, traditionally made with chicken and eggs, this is the vegan version of that rich and comforting classic. Get the recipe here!

SPICY TOMATO & BLACK BEAN SOUP

This soup might be my favorite of them all. It’s packed with Mexican-inspired flavors, it’s ultra creamy and it’s perfect for topping options galore – think diced avocado, cilantro-lime rice, crispy tortilla strips or shredded cheese. Get the recipe here!

VEGAN BROCCOLI CHEDDAR SOUP (PANERA COPYCAT)

Calling all St. Louis Bread Co fans! Ok, fine, Panera fans too. This was my all time favorite soup growing up but unfortunately it’s not even vegetarian (we can thank chicken stock for that). I worked really hard on this vegan version and it’s honestly too good to be true. But’s it’s true. Get the recipe here!

CHICKPEA & VEGETABLE COCONUT CURRY SOUP

There’s something so warm and comforting about a coconut curry soup like this one. Creamy, complex and deep, it’s the perfect cold weather companion. I like to top this veggie-packed soup with some turmeric-roasted tofu and lime-scented rice. Get the recipe here!

CREAMY CHICKPEA & RICE SOUP (PANERA COPYCAT)

Another vegan-ized Panera soup for the win. This Chickpea & Rice Soup is a go-to in my kitchen, and definitely one you should be trying out. My secret is using poultry seasoning to give it all the vibes of a creamy chicken soup but without the chicken. Get the recipe here!

CREAMY SWEET CORN CHOWDER

We still have some summer left so there’s still time to make this summer classic – Sweet Corn Chowder. This flavorful soup couldn’t be easier with a simple seasoning blend inspired by Old Bay. Then give it clam chowder vibes by adding in chopped hearts of palm. I highly recommend fitting this in before winter, the perfect transitional soup. Get the recipe here!

6 thoughts on “Best of the Best: Soup Season (vegan)

      1. I did make this but I did a different take. I reduced the one large onion to 3/4. The proportion to the rest of the veggies seemed a bit much. I didn’t want the onion to dominate the flavor. I used 3 cloves of garlic. Again, didn’t want to overpower. And I love garlic! I used Meyer Lemon salt instead, but much less salt than the recipe and added about 1/2 juice of a lemon. I felt this dish need more contrast in flavor. Lemon seemed to be the calling. I did add cremini mushrooms. Wow! Very nice touch. And I added smoked paprika. It was a lovely dish. To reconstitute, I used vegetable both instead of water.

        I’m a nutrition consultant and studying as a certified plant-based chef. I follow you on IG. Love your posts!. You can find me on IG at natural.gourmet.cuisine. I’m in the process of resurrecting my business after putting it on the back burner for three years. My website is being constructed as we speak.

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