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15+ Vegan Soup Recipes (Easy + Healthy)

Soup-erbly simple, these irresistible vegan soup recipes will warm your heart and soul without breaking the bank or sacrificing flavor!

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In the cozy, bustling world of The Simple Veganista, there’s one thing we know for sure: a warm, comforting bowl of soup can brighten even the gloomiest of days!

But what if I told you that you can indulge in this soul-warming goodness while also sticking to your vegan lifestyle?

That’s right, souper readers! Today, we’re diving into the delightful universe of vegan soups— where rich, hearty flavors and nutritious ingredients blend harmoniously to create recipes you’ll want to come back to again and again.

As a soup enthusiast, I’ve spent countless hours in my kitchen, stirring pots of simmering goodness and coaxing out flavors that sing.

I’ve discovered that vegan soups, contrary to popular belief, don’t have to skimp on taste or satisfaction. Instead, they offer a refreshing canvas for us to experiment with plant-based ingredients, spices, and textures that may surprise even the most skeptical taste buds.

So, grab your favorite apron and join me on this scrumptious adventure. We’ll explore a world of vegan soups that are so comforting and delicious that you’ll forget they’re meatless and dairy-free.

Let’s embark on a culinary journey that’ll warm our souls and nourish our bodies—one cozy spoonful at a time.


It was hard to dwindle down our favorites, but here is a nice collection ranging from simple broth base to thick and creamy soup we think you’ll love too!

Each recipe includes full nutrition information in the recipe card, and most include tips and substitution ideas!

Hearty Vegan Lentil Soup (1 Pot)

Filled with hearty vegetables and made in 1 pot, this vegan lentil soup is super hearty, healthy, and ready in about 45 minutes!

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Lemony Kale + White Bean Soup w/ Leeks

Cozy up with a warm bowl of this well-balanced, nutrient-dense soup. It cooks in one pot and will be ready in under 30 minutes!

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Hearty Chickpea Noodle Soup (Easy + 1 Pot)

Healthy and hearty, this chickpea noodle soup is made in one pot, ready in 30 minutes, and delicious!

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Vegan Mushroom Soup

From casual to elegant, this creamy vegan mushroom soup is dairy-free, easy to make, tastes amazing, and is a mushroom lover’s delight!

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Lemon Chickpea Orzo Soup (Vegan Avgolemono)

This Greek-inspired lemon orzo soup recipe (aka vegan avgolemono) with chickpeas and dill is super easy to make and will be ready in 30 minutes!

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Vegan Minestrone Soup

Loaded with veggies, beans, and pasta, this Vegan Minestrone Soup is healthy, comforting, and so easy to make in one pot and ready in about 30 minutes!

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Vegan Asparagus Soup

Vegan asparagus soup with red lentils features minimal ingredients with maximum flavor! Quick, easy, and ready in 20 minutes, it’s another great use of red lentils in a creamy-style soup!

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Vegan Pozole (Posole Verde)

Somewhere between a soup and stew, this Posole Verde is hearty, flavorful, and full of textures! Quick and easy recipe ready in about 35 minutes.

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Sweet Potato & Kale Soup

Sweet Potato & Kale Soup with white beans and sun-dried tomatoes in a flavorful broth is hearty, healthy, and delicious!

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Vegan Cauliflower Soup

This creamy Vegan Cauliflower soup is full of flavor and uses simple ingredients for a healthy soup that’s quick and easy to make! Gluten-free recipe.

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Vegan Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup is made with fresh tomatoes simmered with onion, garlic, and sweet basil for a deliciously creamy tomato soup that’s ready in about 30 minutes!

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Easy Lemon Rosemary White Bean Soup

Soothing and wholesome, this hearty white bean soup with lemon, herbs, and veggies is healthy, full of flavor, and a soup you’ll want to make again and again! Quick and easy recipe ready in 30 minutes.

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Vegan French Onion Soup

Warm and cozy, Vegan French Onion Soup simmering with caramelized onions, thyme, and dry wine is perfect as a light entree or starter soup! Whole food plant-based recipe and super easy to make!

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Creamy Broccoli + Red Lentil Soup

Creamy Broccoli and Red Lentil Soup is a thick and hearty, nourishing vegan soup made with only 7 ingredients! Plus, it’s gluten-free, low-fat with an option to be oil-free and ready in about 30 minutes!

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Vegetable Cabbage Soup (Healthy + Easy)

Brimming with colorful veggies, a whole head of cabbage, and flavorful herbs, Vegetable Cabbage Soup makes a delicious and healthy lunch, dinner, or meal prep idea! Vegan, oil-free option, and freezer-friendly recipe. Includes stovetop, Instant Pot, and slow cooker methods.

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Thai Coconut Curry Corn Soup

Spicy Thai Curry Corn Soup with coconut milk is a combination of simple, delicious flavors that come together for a delicious vegan meal ready in about 30 minutes!

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Vegan Potato Leek Soup

Simple and hearty, vegan potato leek soup is blended into creamy smoothness and ready in 30 minutes for a healthy and delicious meal!

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Kale, Quinoa & White Bean Soup

Hearty and healthy, this colorful quinoa soup with kale & white beans will warm your tummy and brighten your spirit!

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Smoky Black Eyed Pea Soup

Savory and hearty, this Black Eyed Pea Soup with collards is an easy one-pot meal made 100% vegan, gluten-free, and low-fat. It’s a healthy way to bring the new year and enjoy to your heart’s content!

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Vegan Corn Chowder

Creamy and chock full of veggies, this Vegan Corn Chowder is 100% dairy-free and easy to make with a handful of simple, everyday ingredients!


As we venture into the realm of vegan soups, I want to share some of my favorite tips and hacks that I’ve gathered in my kitchen over the years. Embracing the vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor, and with a little creativity and a few secret weapons, you can elevate your soups to new heights.

Here’s a handful of my cherished tricks to make your vegan soups utterly irresistible:

Layer those flavors: Just like any other soup, building flavor is essential in vegan soups. Start with a base of aromatic veggies, like onions, garlic, and celery. Then, add a variety of herbs and spices to create depth and complexity. Don’t be afraid to get adventurous with your seasonings—think beyond the bay leaf and experiment with cumin, smoked paprika, or even a touch of cinnamon.

Umami magic: Vegan soups often lack the umami-rich flavors that come from meat or dairy, but fear not! There are plenty of plant-based ingredients that can bring that savory goodness to your soup. Add a splash of soy sauce or tamari, a dollop of miso paste, or a sprinkle of nutritional yeast to achieve that mouthwatering umami kick.

Creaminess without the cream: You don’t need dairy to create a velvety, creamy soup. Instead, try blending cooked cashews, silken tofu, or even steamed cauliflower into your soup to achieve that luscious, creamy texture. For an extra twist, consider using coconut milk or avocado for a unique, rich flavor.

Let those legumes shine: Beans and lentils are your best friends in the vegan soup world. Not only do they provide protein and fiber, but they also create a satisfying, hearty texture. Play around with different varieties, from black beans and chickpeas to red lentils and split peas, and discover the endless possibilities they offer.

Roast away: Roasting vegetables before adding them to your soup can enhance their natural flavors and add a delightful depth to your dish. Try roasting carrots, squash, or bell peppers to coax out their sweetness and richness before blending them into your soup.

Freshen up: Don’t underestimate the power of a fresh garnish to brighten up your vegan soup. A squeeze of lemon, a sprinkle of fresh herbs, or a dollop of dairy-free yogurt can add a burst of freshness and contrast to a warm, comforting bowl of soup.

Love your leftovers: Vegan soups are perfect for using up those lingering veggies in your fridge. Gather up those odds and ends, like the last handful of spinach or that half of a zucchini, and let them shine in your soup creation. You’ll be reducing waste and making something delicious—talk about a win-win!

Now that you’re armed with these tips and hacks, it’s time to embark on your vegan soup-making journey. I can’t wait to see the flavorful, soul-warming concoctions you create in your own kitchens. Happy simmering!


For more recipes using specific ingredients, be sure to check out the ingredient index page for more delicious recipes!

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