35+ Vegan Soup Recipes

Created by Laura Wright
5 from 21 votes

A roundup of 30+ vegan soup recipes. Many of these soups skew towards a hearty stew! Hope this gives you some new inspiration for soup season!

I eat vegan soup recipes and stew all year, but the true season of cozy pots is right now. I thought I would round up all of my best options to keep you warm and cozy. Many of these skew towards the hearty stew column, which I know we all love. Making a big pot of soup is my favourite weekday lunch strategy this time of year (it’s also my only lunch strategy haha). Heating up the leftovers with a little slice of bread (or 3) on the side is my dream lunch seriously.

Every good soup starts with delicious vegetable stock! Don’t forget to check out my recipe for a flavour-boosted stock that kicks things off on the right foot.

I hope you can find some new inspiration here! There’s plenty more in my soup category right here. I also have some excellent soups in my cookbook too. I know this is the season of hunkering down and minimal grocery store trips. If you ever have substitution questions, please feel free to ask me in the comments.

An up close, overhead shot of fennel walnut soup with leeks and turmeric. This is a puréed, golden soup that is garnished with toasted walnuts, a drizzle of maple syrup, and fennel fronds.

1. Fennel Walnut Soup with Leeks & Turmeric. This golden soup is super buttery because of the walnuts that we blend right into the soup! This also makes the simple purée a touch more satiating.

Overhead shot of a creamy vegan mushroom stew in a deep, olive green bowl, set on a white plate, on top of a grey stone background.

2. Creamy Vegan Mushroom Stew with Farro & Kale. My mushroom-despising partner loved this one and I think that’s saying a lot! The farro is chewy and delicious with the meaty mushrooms. This recipe hovers around 10 ingredients too.

An overhead shot of a bowl of vibrant and creamy orange soup that is swirled with a red slick of oil on top. The soup has a crust of bread in it and is also garnished with sesame seeds and cilantro.

3. Spicy Sesame Carrot Soup with Red Lentils. This is such a deluxe and more satiating twist on classic carrot ginger soup. Slowly sautéed onions, carrots, and spices are blended up with creamy tahini, protein-rich lentils, toasted sesame oil, and a good dose of chillies. Super flavourful and simple to make!

An up close, overhead shot of smoky squash chili with pinto and black beans. The chili is photographed in a white Dutch oven and is deep red in colour. The chili is garnished with bright green chopped cilantro.

4. Smoky Squash Chili with Quinoa, Pinto & Black Beans. Does a chili count as soup? I think so. This one is so cozy with the smoky flavours, tender cubes of squash, 2 types of beans, and a little bit of quinoa to add to the texture and protein factor.

An overhead shot of garlic pepper soba soup in a beige bowl that has green and red stripes. The soup is topped with crispy tofu cubes. The bowl of soup is photographed on top of a beige napkin that is on top of a grey linen tablecloth.

5. Garlic Pepper Soba with Chili-Roasted Tofu. This is a great, simple soup recipe, but this post also features my vegetable stock making method. Good soup needs good stock ;)

An up close, overhead shot of coconut green soup in a wide bowl. The bowl is topped with black rice, chickpeas, diced avocado, and fresh basil. The bright green soup is streaked with coconut milk and hot sauce.

6. Coconut Green Soup with Celery, Kale & Ginger. So much more satisfying than a green juice! I love the simplicity of this puréed soup. Sautéed zucchini and coconut milk add to the creamy texture. I love to top this soup with cooked rice, chickpeas, herbs, avocado, whatever I have on hand.

An up close, overhead shot of vegan butternut minestrone with sage, chickpeas, and chopped chard. The soup is deep red and chunky. It is plated in a wide white bowl with black streaks painted on to it. The minestrone is garnished with a vegan “Parmesan” style sprinkle.

7. Butternut Minestrone with Sage, Chickpeas & Chard. A cool weather take on minestrone with squash and hardy herbs. I love topping bowls of this with homemade vegan “parm” and lots of black pepper.

A slight 3/4 angle shot of vegan roasted cauliflower soup. The soup is beige and topped with croutons, chopped parsley, and balsamic reduction. It is in a white bowl on a beige napkin, on top of a black background.

8. Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Potatoes, Rosemary & Lemon. This is an oldie! You roast cauliflower with potatoes, onions, and halves of lemon. The lemon becomes caramelized and resulting lemon juice perks up the flavour perfectly.

A 3/4 angle shot of puréed kabocha squash and chestnut soup in 2 white bowls in low light. The bowls of soup are on top of a white linen tablecloth and topped with crispy kale chips and drizzles of olive oil. Part of a roundup of vegan soup recipes.

9. Kabocha Squash and Chestnut Soup with Kale Sesame Crisps. Just pure comfort and simplicity! You do have to roast and peel chestnuts ahead of time for this one. This soup is topped with beautiful and crunchy (!) kale sesame crisps with a hint of maple.

An overhead shot of smoky shiitake tortilla vegan soup recipe in a white bowl on top of a white background. The deep red soup is garnished with sliced avocado, a dollop of vegan sour cream, sliced avocado, tortilla strips, and fresh cilantro.

10. Smoky Shiitake Tortilla Soup. Baked tortilla strips are puréed into this soup as well as piled high on top. Sliced shiitake mushrooms fill this soup out and make it extra savoury.

A 3/4 angle shot of creamy vegan tomato soup presented in 2 mugs with avocado toast on the side, all photographed on a white background. The soup is topped with crispy chickpeas, basil leaves, and drizzles of olive oil.

11. Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup. Maybe a touch out of season, but if you preserved some summer tomatoes, you’re good to go on this one! I’ve been known to make it with canned tomatoes too! All the comfort of traditional tomato soup without the dairy.

An overhead shot of a Morocco-inspired vegetable and chickpea stew with a scoop of mixed brown rice on top. The soup is in a red patterned bowl on top of a grey background in evening light.

12. Flavours of Morocco-Inspired Vegetable and Chickpea Stew. So many delicious warming spices in this stew along with little surprises of chopped dates. Just a celebration of colourful and warming plant-based goodness.

An overhead shot of quick smoky red lentil stew in a beige, cast iron braiser-style pot. There is a wooden spoon sticking out of the orange stew. The stew is garnished with chopped parsley. Part of a round up of vegan soup recipes

13. Quick Smoky Red Lentil Stew. Pantry-friendly and ready in 30 minutes. Sometimes this is the precise combination of needs for dinner time. This stew also has so much flavour from smoked paprika and balsamic vinegar.

Up close, overhead shot of a creamy white bean soup with rosemary and lemon. The soup is in an off-white pot and there is a ladle in the pot as well.

14. Creamy White Bean Soup with Kale, Rosemary & Lemon. This is one of my all time, most popular recipes! You purée half of the white beans and stock to get the creamy texture. The lemon and rosemary make it feel vibrant and fresh. Also as a bonus: ready in 40 minutes!

Golden lentil soup with coconut spinach and lime, photographed from a 3/4 angle in a deep blue bowl, garnished with a dollop of coconut yogurt. There is a wood board with sliced bread nearby. All is photographed on a beige linen tablecloth.

15. Golden Slow Cooker Red Lentil Soup with Coconut, Spinach & Lime. This is a real set-it-and-forget-it kinda dinner with so. Much. Flavour! Another pantry-friendly winner that we add some baby spinach too for a little spot of green vegetable goodness.

An overhead shot of white wine lentils with mustard and thyme in an olive green bowl. The beige, stewed lentils are served over mashed cauliflower. The bowl is served alongside a pale yellow napkin and a glass of white wine, all on a white background. Part of a roundup of vegan soup recipes.

16. White Wine Lentils with Mustard and Thyme. Does this count as a soup? I definitely think it’s similar to a soup or stew, so we’ll put it here amongst my best vegan soup recipes. It’s also super quick to make and only has about 10 ingredients. Also wine! ;)

An overhead shot of bright orange ginger carrot bisque in blue patterned bowls on a grey marble background. The soup is swirled with a white and yellow tahini cream and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Part of a round up of vegan soup recipes

17. Simple Ginger Carrot Bisque. This recipe is from Gena Hamshaw’s Food52 Vegan cookbook and the simplicity of it is so stunning. Ginger and carrot are just perfect together and a diced potato puréed into the soup makes it so creamy and satisfying.

A 3/4 shot of a winter vegetable chowder in a white bowl. The chowder is creamy coloured and topped with crispy roasted strips of cabbage. The bowl is perched on top of a deep blue napkin on top of a white background.

18. Creamy Winter Vegetable Chowder with Mustard, Lemon & Crispy Cabbage. This thick soup is a winter celebration. A heavy sprinkle of Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice, and mustard give the mellow white vegetables so much flavour.

An up close, overhead shot of ginger sweet potato and coconut milk stew. The stew is bright, creamy orange and is topped with cilantro leaves. There is a folded flatbread wedges into the side of the cool white bowl. Part of a round up of vegan soup recipes

19. Ginger Sweet Potato and Coconut Milk Stew with Lentils & Kale. This is the recipe that I get tagged in the most often on Instagram! It really is so flavourful and satisfying, so it makes sense that it’s one of the most popular vegan soup recipes on this site. The dish is inspired by Indian cuisine and Thai coconut milk-based curries.

An overhead shot of a wide bowl of smoky chickpea, cabbage and kale soup. The soup is deep red and slightly chunky with little green bits of kale. The soup is photographed on a white background.

20. Smoky Chickpea, Cabbage & Lentil Soup with Kale. Hearty winter goodness that’s super pantry-friendly. I got on a real thing with smoked paprika and liquid smoke for a while, and this recipe is from that stretch hehe.

An overhead shot of smoky and spicy white bean stew in a turquoise pot on a beige linen background. The red-hued stew is chunky and loaded iup with white beans, wilted kale, cross cuts of Romano beans, and is topped with chili flakes. Part of a round up of vegan soup recipes

21. Smoky and Spicy White Bean Stew with Potatoes and Kale. How many tomato-y stews with beans do we have here?! I know what I like and sharing different iterations of that combination keeps me honest haha. The potatoes in this one are the real kicker for me. This vegan soup recipe is loaded with veggie goodness!

A head on shot of a white bowl filled with a golden coconut milk broth, steamed broccoli, cubes of crispy tofu, and a little bit of cooked quinoa. The bowl is on a beige tea towel on top of a grey background. Part of a round up of vegan soup recipes

22. Golden Coconut Broth Bowls with Crispy Tofu. This one is kind of a soup and kind of a bowl-food situation. The coconut milk broth cozies around some steamed broccoli, quinoa, and little cubes of crispy tofu go on top. Warming and filling.

An overhead shot of deep green lentil stew in a white Dutch oven-style pot on a white background. The stew is bright green and garnished with extra baby spinach, cooked lentils, a slice of lemon, chili flakes, and little cooked bits of potato. A metal ladle hangs out of the pot.

23. Deep Green Lentil Stew with Spinach, Tahini & Lemon. A super hearty and unusual stew that’s made a bit creamy with tahini. I love reserving bits of lentil and potato to top the soup with for a nice visual element. The lemon is so important in this soup! It really lifts everything up.

An overhead, up close shot of creamy French lentils with mushrooms and kale. The stew is light beige with green bits (the kale). The stew is photographed in a turquoise enamelware pot with a wooden spoon sticking out. There is a deep blue napkin around the handle of the pot. Part of a round up of vegan soup recipes

24. Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale. Another one of my mega popular vegan soup recipes from the archives that takes advantage of the blending technique! You blend half of the soup before adding greens to give it a creamy texture. This is a deep winter pot of comfort.

An up close, overhead shot of a deep red seven spice chickpea stew served over some creamy millet polenta. The dish is served in a matte black bowl on top of a grey linen napkin. The stew is garnished with chopped parsley.

25. Seven Spice Chickpea Stew with Tomatoes & Coconut. Aside from the chopped parsley, this recipe comes together with a bunch of stuff that I always have on hand. It also only takes 40 minutes to make. Feels like magic when it’s done!

An overhead shot of a creamy vegan corn chowder in two white bowls with black streaks, all on a white background. The chowder is pale, golden yellow and garnished with chopped cilantro.

26. Harvest Corn & White Bean Chowder. It’s not exactly the season of corn in the northern hemisphere, but luckily I planned ahead and froze a bunch of summer corn specifically so that I could make chowder in the cold months. Honestly any frozen corn is great! This recipe has potatoes, chili, a bit of white beans for extra protein, and a nice little tang from a splash of beer.

Image taken from overhead shows wide bowls of a deep red soup with little flecks of chopped parsley. A bowl of the chopped parsley is nearby.

27. My Favourite Vegan French Lentil Soup. This vegan soup recipe is so classic and I still make it all the time. Smoked paprika, tarragon, thyme, and lots of garlic flavour this simple soup with roughly 10 core ingredients. So comforting, nourishing and 100% perfect with a slice of crusty bread.

An overhead shot of a creamy and thick lemony chickpea soup with spinach and potatoes.

28. Lemony Chickpea Soup with Spinach & Potatoes. This is one of the simplest and most satisfying vegan soup recipes, and it relies on 10 main ingredients. Half of the chickpea and potato base is blended to make this vegan and naturally gluten free soup extra creamy and satisfying.

An overhead shot of a creamy orange vegetable stew in a white bowl with an antique spoon sticking out. The stew is a cauliflower and sweet potato chowder and is garnished with finely minced chives.

29. Creamy Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Chowder. This naturally gluten-free recipe is cozy and vibrant at the same time, and flavoured with dried thyme and tarragon, garlic, smoked paprika, grainy mustard, and lemon. Roasting the cauliflower first brings an extra dimension of deep flavour.

An up close overhead shot of a light orange creamy vegetable stew that features sun dried tomatoes, baby spinach, and garlic.

30. Creamy Vegan Vegetable Stew with Sun Dried Tomato Broth. This hearty stew packs in the vegetables and greens and is so deeply flavourful with sun dried tomatoes, lots of garlic, thyme, oregano, nutritional yeast, and a finishing touch of coconut aminos. I love the wholesome vibe of this one!

An overhead shot of a bowl of pale orange chickpea soup that is topped with ground pepper, a few rosemary leaves, and drizzles of chili oil. A piece of crusty bread is dunked into the top towards the right of the bowl.

31. Simple Chickpea Soup with Rosemary & Garlic. Sometimes less is more and this soup reflects that philosophy! This one really is about the earthy-creamy quality of the chickpeas mingling with smoky paprika, fresh rosemary, a generous amount of garlic, and miso for umami. This soup is perfect with a simple salad and lots of crusty bread.

An overhead shot of an individual serving of brothy beans in a bowl. The beans are topped with chopped herbs and there is a piece of bread being dipped into the broth.

32. Brothy Beans with Herbs & Lemon. These one-pot vegan brothy beans are super flavourful with herbs, lemon, garlic, chili, well-browned onions and shallots, and umami-rich miso paste added at the end. A deeply savory pot of beans awaits after 1 ½ hours of mostly inactive simmering time!

An overhead shot of a bowl of lemony lentil soup garnished with chopped parsley and a crust of baguette sticking out. There is a lemon slice and linen napkin nearby.

33. Lemony Lentil Soup with Spinach & 7 Spices. Naturally vegan and gluten-free, this soup comes together in one pot in about 40 minutes, and uses plenty of pantry ingredients. Satisfying and flavourful with Tamari, garlic, spices, and fresh lemon juice. This is one of my easier vegan soup recipes.

An up close, overhead shot shows a single serving of vegan corn chowder with potatoes in a ceramic bowl. A piece of whole wheat sourdough is sticking out of the bowl. The chowder is garnished with chopped fresh herbs and ground black pepper.

34. Smoky Vegan Corn Chowder with Potatoes. This is a robustly flavoured dairy-free chowder that features thyme, lemon, smoked paprika, garlic, plus miso and sun dried tomatoes for umami depth. I have one simple trick to thicken the chowder without flour or coconut milk :)

An overhead shot shows a pot of vegan butternut squash soup with apples and pecans. The puréed soup is garnished with maple syrup, chili crisp, small sage leaves, and chopped pecans. A wooden ladle is sticking out of the pot.

35. Roasted Vegan Butternut Squash Soup. My version of the classic, comforting soup blends toasted pecans into the mix for creaminess and toasty depth. Roasted apples, onions, ginger, and garlic round out this mellow but deeply flavourful vegan soup.

An overhead shot shows a bowl of vegan butternut squash zuppa Toscana. The soup is creamy and pale orange in hue with chopped parsley, bits of cooked vegan veggie sausage, and kale. An antique spoon is sticking out of the bowl.

36. Vegan Butternut Squash Zuppa Toscana. Vegan butternut squash zuppa Toscana is a creamy, satiating, robustly flavoured, and autumnal twist on the classic Italian soup with plant-based sausage and cashew cream. Deeply savoury and comforting.

An up close overhead shot shows a bowl of broccoli dill pickle soup with white beans and chopped potatoes. A spoon is sticking out of the bowl. The soup is garnished with chili flakes, chopped fresh dill, and swirls of olive oil.

37. Broccoli Dill Pickle Soup with White Beans & Potatoes. Tangy, creamy, and loaded with veg and hearty white beans! This soup has a comforting flavour profile for all lovers of dill pickles.

An overhead shot shows a pot of vegan minestrone soup. A wooden ladle is sticking out of the pot.

38. One-Pot Vegan Minestrone Soup with Potatoes & Beans. My version of the classic Italian, veggie-loaded soup. You can follow this recipe to the letter or simply use it as a framework to use up any lingering vegetable bits and other ingredients. I have a great trick for achieving umami without parmesan in this recipe.

Vegan Soups & Stews: Coconut Green Soup

Coconut green soup with celery, kale and ginger is creamy, comforting, and restorative with a touch of spice. Plus, check out 30+ more vegan soups and stews in this post!
5 from 21 votes
An up close, overhead shot of coconut green soup in a wide bowl. The bowl is topped with black rice, chickpeas, diced avocado, and fresh basil. The bright green soup is streaked with coconut milk and hot sauce.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small bunch of celery, chopped (about 4 cups chopped celery)
  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 3 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped (2 tablespoons chopped ginger)
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 4 cups chopped and packed greens (I used a mix of kale and chard)
  • 1 14-ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

For Garnishing

  • cooked brown rice
  • cooked lentils or chickpeas
  • sliced ripe avocado
  • extra coconut milk
  • olive oil or chili-infused olive oil
  • chopped fresh basil or chives

Equipment

Notes

  • I cook a diced zucchini in this soup to make it a little extra bit creamy, but if you have cooked white or navy beans on hand, you could throw 3/4 cup of them into the soup right before you purée it for a similar texture and extra protein.

Instructions

  • Heat a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add the cumin and coriander seeds to the pot and toast in the dry pot until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove the spices from the pot and grind them to a powder. Set aside.
  • Drop the coconut oil into the pot and let it melt/heat up for 30 seconds. Add the shallots to the pot and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the zucchini, celery, and apple to the pot and stir. Add the ginger, ground cumin and coriander to the pot and stir to distribute the spices among the vegetables.
  • Add the vegetable stock to the pot and stir. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the vegetables and broth to a boil and then simmer, stirring here and there, until the zucchini is very tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the chopped greens and coconut milk to the pot and stir to mix. Keep simmering and stirring until the greens have wilted and are bright green. Remove the vegetables and stock from the heat.
  • Purée the soup with a stick blender or in batches using an upright blender. Return the puréed soup to the pot and bring it to a boil. Stir the fresh lime juice into the soup and adjust any other seasoning. Serve coconut green soup hot with any garnishes you like.
16/01/2021 (Last Updated 05/01/2024)
Posted in: autumn, gluten free, gluten free option, grain-free, main course, nut free, refined sugar-free, soup, spring, summer, vegan, winter

16 comments

Recipe Rating




  • Noreen

    What an amazing collection of soup recipes. I will be coming back often. The hard part is deciding which one to make first!

  • Deepak

    5 stars
    Wow really great and I am surely going to try this!

  • Deepak

    5 stars
    Wow really great and worth trying!

  • Sabrina

    5 stars
    really nice set of soups and am really into soups right now, the ginger sweet potato soup especially since sweet potatoes are one of my favorites, but thank you for all of these soups

  • Creamy Vegan Vegetable Stew with Sun Dried Tomatoes | The First Mess

    […] richness and flavour, and loaded with even more veggie goodness? I have my share of experience with vegan soups, but this was a new avenue for […]

  • Becca

    5 stars
    Excited to try some of these! Any tips on which recipes might freeze best?

  • Chris David

    5 stars
    I loved this recipe so much . It’s really awesome

  • Southbay Eater

    Looking for Best Restaurants in South Bay Click to find best restaurants in South Bay Order online get amazing deals from South Bay Eaters. https://southbayeater.com/

  • Sabrina

    5 stars
    thank you, really nice to have so many veg soups in one place, the French lentil soup is really nice with tomato, and other ingredients that to me taste a lot better than the same old plain lentil soup

  • Emily

    5 stars
    All of these look amazing! I made the mushroom stew with kale the other day (using short grain brown rice instead of farro because I happen to have some cooked) and it was SO DELICIOUS! Your recipes never disappoint!

  • sair goldenberg

    5 stars
    Made this last night.  Added carrots and mushrooms, because I only had a small sweet potato.   It was AMAZING!!! Your recipes are consistently so great!  Thank You!

  • Kaileigh Krysztofiak

    Probably a silly question, more than likely just missing something: What recipe is the very first picture of?

  • Aneesha

    5 stars
    Thank you for these recipes. I want to learn to make soup and was looking for recipes without milk. Do you also have clear soup recipes?

  • Smadar

    5 stars
    The Kabocha soup, vegan tomato soup and lentil kale mushroom stew are recipes I’ve been making for years now. They’re a part of our regular rotation for sure. For the Kabocha soup, I buy those small bags of roasted peeled chestnuts and it comes together much faster. Thanks for making this list, I’m gonna try the fennel walnut soup next!

    • Laura

      Thank you for the peeled chestnuts tip! I didn’t even know you could buy those.
      -L