25 Best Vegan Soup Recipes

These vegan soup recipes are cozy, nourishing, easy to make, and hands down delicious. They’ll become favorites of all eaters at the table!

Vegan soup recipes

The best way to eat your veggies? Eat soup. Hi, we’re Sonja and Alex, plant-based recipe writers and cookbook authors with a penchant for soup. Why soup? Well, it’s delicious. It’s comforting. It’s easy to make. And more often than not, it can make vegetables taste like more than the sum of their parts. Whether it’s a cozy Tuscan soup that tastes like pizza, or a steaming bowl of Korean ramen, or a creamy cup of sweet and savory corn chowder, our vegan soup recipes will become tried-and-true favorites: guaranteed.

Here we’ve rounded up all of our favorite vegan soup recipes: with an eye towards recipes that are healthy and easy (since that’s what we’re most often asked for). Take a look through our favorites and let us know: which would you try? We’d love to know.

Want more soup recipes? Check out our cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking.

And now: our top vegan soup recipes!


Making homemade vegetable broth

Many of these soup recipes use vegetable broth. If you have time and leftover vegetables, a great way to use them is making your own homemade vegetable broth! It uses up old vegetable scraps and is a great way to minimize food waste in your kitchen! It takes about 1 hour to make. Here’s our Easy Vegetable Broth Recipe.

What to serve with these vegan soups?

So you’ve got the vegan soup recipes: but how to make them into a meal? Here are a few sides that pair well with soups:

Curry Lentil Soup

Vegan Curried Lentil Soup

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


This vibrant vegan curried lentil soup is ultra cozy and healthy! It’s a hearty plant based recipe that’s filling enough for lunch or dinner.



  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 russet potato
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 parsnips (or substitute 1 carrot)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon minced or grated ginger
  • 3 large kale leaves (1 cup loose, finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils
  • 28-ounce can crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons red curry paste*
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Cut each of these vegetables into small, 1/4-inch cubes (see the photo above for approximate size). Dice the onion, and chop the potato, carrot, and parsnips.
  2. Mince the garlic. Peel and mince or grate the ginger. Finely chop the kale.
  3. Add the olive oil to a large pan and heat over medium heat. Add the onion, potatoes, carrots and parsnips and saute for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and ginger and saute for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the lentils, kale, tomatoes, broth, water, and kosher salt. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the lentils and veggies are tender.
  5. Stir in the curry paste (to taste)* and the coconut milk. Serve warm, garnished with torn cilantro leaves. Leftovers store well and taste even better.


*The spice level in Thai curry pastes can vary. Taste and add additional curry paste to your liking. The brand we like (Thai Kitchen) is very mild; we used 3 tablespoons of it and it didn’t add heat to the soup. Others can vary, so just add a bit, taste the soup, and add more to taste.

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Vegan Soup Recipes, Vegan Soup Recipe, Vegan Curried Lentil Soup, Curry Lentil Soup, Lentil Soup

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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