Everyone loves a delicious soup and there’s no reason why living a vegetarian lifestyle means that your soup options need to be limited.
A delicious soup can keep you warm during a cold winter’s night or provide a filling lunch. There are even cold soups to keep you cool during the summer.
In this article, we have the 29 best vegetarian soup recipes that you can make at home.
Our first soup recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and also suitable for those following a Paleo diet.
It’s a creamy and earthy soup that is unique on this list due to the combination of apple and celery.
The apple adds a little sweetness but this doesn’t overpower the soup or make it taste like a dessert.
Butternut squash is a great ingredient for fall and this soup will be perfect for those cooler fall evenings.
As well as the butternut squash, the soup also includes yellow onion and garlic to add some more flavor.
It’s seasoned with sage, rosemary, ginger, salt, and ground black pepper and uses vegetable broth as its base.
The combination of chickpeas and noodles makes this a filling soup that is perfect for anyone who feels a little sick or under the weather.
You can use vegan or gluten-free noodles in the soup if you wish. The soup is loaded with vegetables as it includes not only chickpeas but also carrots and celery.
This black bean soup is similar to the black bean soup served at Chipotle and is sure to be a favorite of anyone who has a craving for Mexican food.
The main ingredients of the soup are minimal as they are black beans, yellow onion, and garlic. The soup is then flavored with a variety of spices and herbs.
This is the first cold soup on this list. It’s ideal for the summer months thanks to its cool and light taste.
The soup is easy to make as it only requires blending but it will need a couple of hours to chill before being served.
The soup uses unsweetened almond milk as its liquid base with cucumbers, garlic, green onions, a sweet apple, and lime juice to taste.
Cream of celery is a classic soup and this recipe makes it simple enough to make that it can all be made in a single pot.
It’s a great way to use celery if you have too much but is delicious enough to make a trip to the store just to buy some.
The combination of celery, garlic, and cashews gives this an interesting but delicious taste that everyone is sure to love.
Mushroom soup is one of the more common vegetarian soups but this one adds breadcrumb toppings to make it stand out from the other mushroom soup recipes out there.
It uses both wild mushrooms and cremini mushrooms and is deliciously cream thanks to the heavy cream or canned coconut milk. The combination of soup and garlic herb bread is sure to be hit with the family.
So many vegetarian and vegan recipes focus on cauliflower so it’s only right that we include a cauliflower soup.
This soup is ideal for cold nights due to its thick and creamy consistency. It’s tastier than you might expect due to the red onion, lemon juice, ground nutmeg, and fine sea salt that seasons it.
It’s also vegan, so everyone can enjoy it.
This is the perfect soup for carrot lovers. You will need to roast the carrots so that they begin to caramelize along the edges before making the soup.
As well as carrots, the soup also includes yellow onion and garlic and has a vegetable broth base. The addition of coriander and cumin give the soup some extra flavor.
Potatoes and leek are a common combination and this soup makes great use of them to make a soup that is vegan as well as dairy and gluten-free.
The soup is flavored with a variety of herbs, including thyme, rosemary, coriander, and bay leaves. The base is canned coconut milk so the soup is creamy without being too thick.
This take on an Indian paneer soup (see also ‘18 Incredible Indian Appetizers‘) is full of healthy and filling ingredients. It includes cabbage, mushroom, and red bell peppers, as well as paneer cheese. The cheese is cut into cubes and adds to the chunkiness of the other ingredients.
The addition of curry leaves, ginger, and garam masala means you can make this soup as spicy as you wish.
The deep green color of this soup is sure to impress your family or guests!
The soup is truly easy to make and only relies on five main ingredients, with some additional ingredients added for garnish or extra flavor if you require it.
You can still get a delicious soup just by including the potatoes, spinach leaves, vegetable broth, onion, and garlic, however.
Gazpacho is probably the most famous soup that is intended to be served cold and it’s a good recipe to have in your kitchen for the hot summer months.
This recipe aims to replicate one of the most common forms of gazpacho soup that is found in Spain and is quick to make although it will need a few hours to chill.
From a tomato soup that is intended to be served cold in gazpacho, to a more common tomato soup in America and designed to be served hot.
Fresh tomatoes work best for this soup but you can use canned tomatoes if you need to. The soup also includes carrots or bell peppers as well as cream or cashews.
Also known as aloo soup, the recipe for this Indian potato soup includes directions so it can be made on a stovetop or in an Instant Pot.
It includes a variety of spices such as cumin seeds, mustard seeds, turmeric, and paprika so you can adjust the spice level.
16. Lentil Soup
Lentils are a staple of a vegetarian diet and lentil soup should also be a staple dish. You can use either brown or green lentils for the soup, depending on which you have available.
Other vegetables in the soup include carrots, tomatoes, and onions and it is seasoned with a variety of flavors to make a delicious soup.
17. Manchow Soup
Manchow soup is an Indo-Chinese soup that is sometimes served in Chinese restaurants (see also ‘Top 13 Chinese Food Restaurant Chains‘).
It’s a spicy and hot soup that is full of vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, onions, French beans, green bell peppers, and celery. It also has noodles in it, so you can be sure of a delicious and filling meal.
As the name of this soup suggests, it is full of vegetables and these are the focus of the soup. The vegetables should be kept chunky so the soup looks like an explosion of different reds and greens.
The many veggies in the soup include carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, and chickpeas.
Miso soup is a staple of Japanese cuisine and if you’ve ever been to a Japanese restaurant, you may have tried it.
It’s an easy soup to make although it will require some ingredients, such as miso paste and nori, that you may not have as standard in your kitchen.
Also known as harira, this is our second lentil soup. It’s very different from our first lentil recipe, however, and requires red lentils as well as either green or brown lentils.
The soup is made more filling with the addition of capellini pasta and is flavored with cinnamon, cayenne, paprika, and cumin.
Mulligatawny soup is a national soup in both India and Sri Lanka and is a delicious mix of several spices. The soup is made with red lentils, carrots, yellow onion, tomatoes, and even an apple.
The base of the soup is vegetable broth and canned coconut milk so you can be sure that it has a creamy texture.
Parsnips are a great winter vegetable and make this an ideal soup for the winter months. The creamy base of the soup comes from heavy cream and vegetable stock.
The wintery taste of the soup comes not just from the parsnips, but also an apple, cardamom, and toasted hazelnuts as a topping.
Ribollita is a white bean soup that originated in Tuscany and is one of the region’s most iconic dishes. It is loaded with herbs, tomatoes, white beans, and kale.
It also has chunks of bread floating in it and this is best when a little stale (if you need to find some recipes that will use up your stale bread, read here). The inclusion of black olives helps to give the soup a distinct Italian flavor.
Perfect for fall, this simple pumpkin soup is thick and creamy and only requires seven ingredients.
It not only has a rich pumpkin flavor but has the spices you’d expect from a pumpkin soup thanks to a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg.
This hearty soup is high in fiber but gluten-free. It uses dry white beans, canned tomatoes, roasted peppers, carrots, and celery and you can add kale or spinach if you wish.
The vegetable broth is seasoned with thyme and a variety of spices.
Asparagus isn’t the most exciting of vegetables but this soup is so rich and creamy that everyone will love it. It has a thick texture made with coconut cream and balances the asparagus with a mix of herbs.
This vegan soup doesn’t have any real cheddar in the ingredients list. Instead, it gets its cheesy flavor from the inclusion of nutritional yeast.
It is, however, overloaded with broccoli and has a little kick to it courtesy of a jalapeño.
If you like your soups especially thick and creamy, this sweet potato soup is for you. Its secret is almond butter but it also includes canned coconut cream. You can make it thinner by adding more vegetable stock if you wish.
Our final soup is another one that makes use of white beans. The beans make for a filling and hearty soup and you can use a variety of vegetables, although the recipe calls for potatoes and carrots.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of the most common questions about making vegetarian recipes at home.
Can You Batch Make Soup?
Yes! One of the main advantages of making soup is that you can make large batches and then freeze any soup you won’t consume immediately.
This reduces your prep time during the week when you might be too busy to make fresh meals from scratch.
Instead of having to prepare all of your ingredients and cooking your soup for hours, you only need to take your soup from the freezer and reheat it.
What Kind Of Container Is Best to Freeze Soup In?
You can freeze soup in a wide variety of different containers. Solid plastic and glass containers are the best options as these will protect your soup and prevent it from leaking into your freezer before it freezes.
You can also use Ziploc bags, just make sure that you don’t overfill them and that you squeeze out any excess air before putting them in the freezer.
In this article, we listed 29 of the best vegetarian soups you can make at home. We hope you enjoy trying them out!