Looking for easy healthy meals? Think soup! These top vegetarian soup recipes are seriously satisfying for eaters of all kinds.

Vegetarian soup recipes

When it comes to eating your veggies: soup is one of the easiest ways to do it! Hi, we’re Sonja and Alex, vegetarian cookbook authors and soup addicts. Soups are what we always tell people to make when they ask about how to eat lots of veggies. Why? Soups are easy to make, and they make those nutrient-packed vegetables taste so delicious that you can’t stop eating them. I mean, which would you choose: carrot stick or classic chili? Yeah, that’s what we thought.

Here, we’ve made a collection of all of our favorite vegetarian soup recipes. And let us warn you: we’re obsessed with infusing big flavor into humble vegetables. It is, in fact, our job. And we take it very seriously! Each of these vegetarian soup recipes have been carefully tested and seriously enjoyed before they get to your table. So we can guarantee: you’re going to love them. And please promise us you’ll serve with a side of best cornbread, cornbread muffins or our flaky buttermilk biscuits?

Want vegan instead?

Stop right now and head over to our 25 best vegan soup recipes!

And now…our top vegetarian soup recipes!


Tip: try homemade vegetable broth

If you have time and leftover vegetables, a great way to use them is making 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.

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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup (& More Soup Recipes!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x


This black bean tortilla soup is bursting with flavor and so fast to make! This easy healthy vegetarian soup recipe tastes like it’s been simmering for hours.



For the tortilla strips

For the vegetarian tortilla soup

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4 medium garlic cloves
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1½ cups frozen corn ( fire roasted, if possible)
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  • 1 quart (4 cupsvegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 4 radishes, for garnish
  • 1 lime, for garnish
  • 1 handful cilantro, for garnish


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Make the tortilla strips: Brush the tortillas lightly with olive oil on each side. Using a pizza cutter, slice them in half, then into thin strips. Place the strips on a baking sheet and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until crispy and lightly browned.
  3. Prep the veggies: Peel and dice the onionDice the green pepper. Peel and mince the garlic. Drain and rinse the beans.
  4. Make the soup: In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and sauté the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the green pepper and the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in the oregano and the cumin for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, beans, corn, adobo sauce, broth, and kosher salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and add additional adobo sauce or kosher salt if desired.
  5. Prep the garnishes: Slice the radishes. Slice the lime into wedges.
  6. Serve: To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and allow to cool to warm. Garnish with the tortilla strips, radishes, torn cilantro leaves, hot sauce, and plenty of lime juice.


Excerpted from A Couple Cooks | Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Foodby Sonja Overhiser and Alex Overhiser. Copyright © 2018. Available from Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Vegetarian Soup Recipes

What to serve with these vegetarian soups?

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

Last updated: Feburary 2021

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Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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