On a cold, wet and miserable day I really don’t think there’s anything better than warming your cockles with a steaming hot bowl of homemade soup and a big ol’ chunk of crusty bread.
I’m not a big cook. I’ll freely admit that cooking has never been something I’ve been particularly good at. Making soup on the other hand – that’s where it’s at. It’s cheap, you get to use up all the vegetables lingering in the bottom of your fridge, and you can create a healthy and hearty meal in next to no time with minimal effort.
I normally freestyle when it comes to soup. Adding a bit of this and a bit of that, and adding the random vegetables we have left in the fridge before we do our next food shop. However, sometimes a more considered approach can be a good idea. Here are 10 tasty vegetarian soup recipes to have to hand:
10 Vegetarian Soup Recipes
Thai coconut courgetti soup from Olive Magazine. Omit the fish sauce and shrimp paste if you’re vegetarian – I bet it will still be delicious without. Alternatively a splash of soy sauce or tamari and a small helping of shiitake mushrooms will add the flavour you’re looking for.
Keeping with the Thai coconut theme, this Thai coconut broccoli soup from heinstirred looks so fresh and light.
Beetroot and Pumpkin soup? Yes please!
This recipe for roasted tomato soup with cheddar dumplings sounds like pretty much the ultimate tomato soup recipe, if you ask me.
Carrot & roasted chickpea soup for a healthy dose of beta-carotene!
German potato soup (omit the sausage garnish) is good old fashioned winter comfort food at it’s best.
Spiced parsnip soup sounds deliciously autumnal.
Roasted swede and parsnip soup. Now, this recipe initially hurt my head a little. Having no idea what a rutabaga is, nor what ‘coconut bacon’ is, the recipe left me a little perplexed. A little internet search reveals that the grandly titled rutabaga is no more than a humble swede, and coconut bacon is flaked coconut with a bit of smoky flavouring. Together they sound amazing.
This lemony kale, leek and white bean soup is perhaps the ultimate winter warmer.
And finally, in the last of my vegetarian soup recipes, do try this Tex-Mex quinoa vegetable soup. It’s next on my to-make list for sure.
If soup if your thing then you can also follow along with my Soup-erb Soup Recipes board on Pinterest for more vegan and vegetarian soup recipes and ideas.